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The Talent Development Center, more commonly known as the "Learning Center", was added to Faith's educational program in the fall of 1985 to help meet the needs of students who were struggling in the classroom. The philosophy, and hence the name, of the program is based on Matthew 25:14-30, the parable of the talents. Clearly, every Christian has the responsibility of fully developing the abilities God has given him that he might serve and glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. The Talent Develoment program is designed to help meet this goal in the lives of students that need a more individualized program. Students who are struggling are referred to the learning center by their classroom teachers. These students are then evaluated and, if appropriate, enrolled in the program. Here students work on materials at their academic level with individual or small group instruction. Some of these students have specific learning differences while others simply need the individualized instruction. Additionally some of the students receive extra help in their regular classes such as special study sheets and/or oral testing. The learning Center, on occassion, has also been a place for academically gifted students to work at an advanced level. Again, the goal is to see each child develop his abilities to the fullest so that he might go on to serve God in whatever capacity that might be, whether it is into the work force or on to college.