SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT: The single most important objective of East Linn Christian Academy is the spiritual discipleship of its students. The administration, faculty, and staff recognize the daily pursuit of spiritual growth, using every opportunity presented during curricular and extracurricular activities to disciple students.

ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT: We shepherd our students' intellectual gifts by promoting engaging academic instruction, always remembering that each student is a unique creation of God, with a potential known only
by God. No child should be excluded from a Christian education because of a special academic need that is within our ability to accommodate. Our aim is to help our students realize their full academic potential.

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT: The ability to live righteously in a godless culture is what Jesus Christ called us to. We are to be in the world but not of the world. Our shepherding role with our students demands that we prepare them to live in a world that rejects God and His truth, to be light in darkness. We challenge them, in the power of the Holy Spirit, to achieve their fullest potential socially.

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT: Shepherding the achievement of the physical potential of our students is an integral part of our educational program. The human body that houses the Spirit and intellect must be properly cared for if a disciple of Christ is to impact the world for Christ.

RELATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: We were created for relationship; first with God, then with others. It is our relationship with God that determines our relationship with those around us. If we are in proper relationship with the Father, growing and being daily made into the image of Jesus Christ, then our  relationships with others will be filled with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. It is primarily through relationships that God evangelizes, using His disciples to make disciples.