Christ Community Church is called by the God of all grace for the transforming of life in Middle-Tennessee spiritually, socially, and culturally - through the power of the Gospel - from Franklin to the nations of the world - all to the glory of God.
The Mustard Seed Preschool is called by God to provide preschoolers with a grace-based education that is biblical and committed to the content of the covenant life in the church. To view the our promotional video, click here.
What Makes Mustard Seed Unique?
4 Distinctives of MSP:
- Biblical Worldview
- Classical Education and Methodology
- Grace-based Principles
- Intentional Diversity
Mustard Seed's Philosophy
The Mustard Seed Preschool will carefully cultivate a community of faith where individuals are valued as created in God's image and are encouraged in compassion and grace toward one another for mutual edification. The educational experience will encourage honoring and glorifying the Lord in work, play, and rest. It will be designed to meet the developmental needs (spiritual, emotional, physical, intellectual, and social) of the individual child.
The Mustard Seed Preschool will seek to serve the diversity and uniqueness of all children. It will have an intentional outreach to the Hispanic Community.
1. A grace-based preschool accepts and loves children as Christ loves the church.
2. All children are creative image-bearers of God.
3. All children are unique. Everyone has a different personality, temperament, learning style, family dynamic and personal strengths and weaknesses. A grace-based preschool plans its curriculum to speak to each child.
4. Parents are children’s primary teachers. A grace-based pre-school does not replace parents, it supports them.
5. The relationship between teacher and child is the key in a grace-based preschool. Correction and re-direction reach a child's heart and not just his behavior when there is a positive relationship between the teacher and child.
6. A grace-based preschool focuses on the child's relationship with God, and the impact that relationship has on family, friends and those in the larger community so that the child develops a knowledge and concern for others.
7. Following directions, working in groups, working independently, resolving conflict and problem solving are integral parts of preschool academics and lead to successful school and life experiences.
8. Teachers facilitate learning so young children have room to learn self-control.
9. Young children learn experimentally.
10. Child development is the template for curriculum. Growth and maturation in young children are a process that happens over time.
11. A grace-based preschool has an environment where it is possible for every child to thrive.
12. A grace-based preschool prepares a child for life, not just for kindergarten.
13. Risking failure is the key to becoming a life-long learner. Process-driven activities are a way for children to exercise their creativity, risk failure and learn while meeting their developmental needs.
14. Children are not deemed worthy or worthless because of their behavior. They have worth because God created them and not because their performance met a standard.