ATHLETICS MISSION STATEMENT
May God help us to build character through competition, passionately inspire a devotion to excellence, and develop champions for Jesus Christ.
Philosophy of Athletics
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men." Colossians 3:23 (NIV)
We believe that competition presents challenges similar to those that every person might one day face throughout life. Although these challenges may be on a smaller scale, the ways in which we overcome them and the lessons that we learn from them are the same. Aurora Christian’s Athletic Program is dedicated to developing character through sports. We strive to promote working together in oneness, to conquer fears, to overcome obstacles, to look for lessons and motivation in loss and for humility and opportunity in victory.
Most importantly, we strive to honorably represent our Lord Jesus Christ and to advance His kingdom through our words, our thoughts, and our deeds. The only true prescription to accomplish this task is found in the Bible, the inspired Word of God. At Aurora Christian School, we recognize a battle far greater than any sports arena: a battle for people’s eternal souls. As coaches at Aurora Christian School, we are to be diligent and desperate as we fight to develop champions for Christ. Let us make a pledge together to focus on the invisible, chase the intangible, and do the impossible.
ACS Athletic Director
Mr. Dan Beebe became athletic director in March 2010. Mr. Beebe was raised in Sugar Grove, IL and graduated from Kaneland High School in 1986. He completed his undergraduate degree from Chadron State College in 1992 and began his teaching career in 1993 at Spring Valley Hall High School. After teaching there for two years, he went back to graduate school at Chadron State College and became an assistant basketball coach. After completing his master's degree in secondary administration in 1997, he became the head men's basketball coach at the college from 1997-2006. During these years he served as Campus Crusade for Christ coordinator for the college. Mr. Beebe and his wife Stacy have two sons, Trey and Ty. They currently attend Fox River Church in Norway, IL.