OCS Athletics is founded on the teaching and principles of God’s Word. Biblical principles and the corresponding philosophies may differ substantially from other schools. Such differences, however, do not necessitate unworkable relationships. Instead, our philosophy of athletics should provide an opportunity for others outside the community to visualize actions and principles that are quite unique in today’s society. The OCS athletic program is a wonderful opportunity to minister to the non-Christian community through exemplary actions, Christ-like attitudes, and a high level of individual and team athletic skill. The challenge for our athletes, parents, and coaches is to adhere to the Colossians 3:17 mandate. “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
- All participants must honor the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and seek to glorify God in word and deed.
- The Lord’s Holy Name and reputation of His collective agent, OCS, must be preserved and protected at all cost.
- The spiritual, psychological, and physical well-being of the individual athlete must take precedence over any individual or team athletic accomplishment. Athletics at OCS is one primary means of accomplishing the school’s mission. Spiritually, this mission seeks to glorify God through the discipleship of students, the pursuit of excellence and outreach to opposing athletes and fans.
- Athletic excellence and accompanying awards should be taught and established as appropriate goals for any athlete or team.