At GEM we have an ardent desire to establish and run schools of the highest degree of academic excellence. But more than this, we desperately want our schools to further the work of existing gospel-centered churches and be useful in helping plant new churches. The church is God's primary and ultimate tool on Earth to reach people with the Gospel, not schools. GEM exists to provide schools that are gospel-saturated tools for evangelism. For this reason, the ultimate measure of a GEM school's effectiveness is not in its scholastic efficiency but rather the degree to which it strengthens and furthers the gospel-work of churches.