Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Education Department

Vice President for Education Message (Winter 2014)

Value the Small Things

For who has despised the day of small things? Zechariah 4:10

The world loves the spectacular but God often chooses to work through the small things to demonstrate His love and His power.

God’s answer to a critical time was to send a baby. Isaac, Moses, Samuel, John the Baptist, and Jesus. He intentionally used of merely three hundred to defeat a vastly larger army.  When Jesus fed a multitude with a small meal of five loaves and two fish from a boy’s lunch it was sufficient in the hands of the Lord. Jesus said that in order to enter His kingdom, people must approach God as children.

As Georgia-Cumberland Conference educators we recognize the value of “small things”. We embrace the duty of leading young minds and hearts to Jesus where they can grow to become true disciples.  


Leading children to Christ through loving, learning, and living.


Growing mature disciples through collaborative relationships.

GCC Schools and Philosophy

The Office of Education serves a total of 37 schools in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.  Our team is committed to supporting churches and schools as they prepare students for the kingdom and a joyful life of service as outlined in North American Division - "Journey to Excellence" and the Adventist EDGE call to action. Schools are accredited by various entities including state and private sectors.

In Georgia-Cumberland Conference, we value every child as a unique individual, created in the image of God with distinctive gifts, talents, and abilities. As Seventh-day Adventist educators, it is our belief that the work of true education is to equip students to think and to act with breadth of mind, clearness of thought, and the courage of their convictions. We believe that each child has a special purpose for being placed on this earth. With this in mind, we seek to provide every opportunity for the spiritual, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth of every student entrusted to our care. It is our fervent prayer and aim to perceive infinite possibilities in our students–inspiring them to love learning, respect others, and develop a character in the likeness of the Creator.