Lighthouse athletics exhibit the splendor of God's creative power evident in the unique capabilities of the human mind. It develops and exhibits a strong work ethic (Rom. 5:3-5). Athletes must learn to give every practice and game their best efforts as though working for God in their pursuits. Teamwork is not optional. All players will learn to work together as a team, valuing the contributions of others and seeking to benefit the team rather than himself. Students will learn to be self-controlled in even the most heated competition, and most importantly, will love their opponents, and will hold the opponent in higher esteem than themselves, seeking to promote peace, to look first to the needs of the opponent, and to speak only words that encourage him. (Lev. 19:18; Deut. 6:5; Matt. 5-44; John 15:12; 1John 4:7).