Statement of Faith

 

Jesus Christ-We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and his His personal return to power and glory (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35; Hebrews 4:15; Hebrews 7:26; John 2:11; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9; John 11:25; Mark 16:19; Acts 1:11; and Revelation 19:11).

 

Regeneration-We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential (John 3:16-19; John 5:24; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:8-9; Ephesians 2:8-10, and Titus 3:5).

 

The Resurrection-We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: the saved unto the resurrection of life, and the lost unto the resurrection of the damnation (John 5:28-29).

The Church- We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; and Galatians 3:26-28).

 

The Holy Spirit-We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Romans 8:13-14; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30; and Ephesians 5:18)

 

Education - We believe Christian instruction is the process by which children are taught to view the whole world as God's creation, and to understand that their calling is to live for God's glory. This process involves development of our children's physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual life so that they may better equip themselves to serve the Lord. (Colossians 2:8 and 2 Corinthians 10:5).
 
The School - We believe the school is an organization provided by God as an extension of the home to present the child with opportunities to gain knowledge of God and His world. Students are taught a Christian view of the world in accordance with their age and ability to understand.  (Deuteronomy, 6:4-9 and 11:18-21; Colossians 2:6-8)

 

The Parent - We believe that Christian parents are bound by God to give their children Biblical instruction and education in the school as well as in the home and church. (Ephesians 6:4;   Proverbs 22:6; 1 Corinthians 10:31,  and Colossians 1:28, 29)

 

The Teacher - We believe the teacher is God's instrument to instill in our children a Christian perspective of learning about His world, and to help guide them in becoming responsible Christians, nurturing each one's unique gifts and talents. (1 Corinthians 3: 18; Ephesians, 4:11-16; Luke 6:39-40)

 

The Child - We believe that each child is a unique creation of God, with individual abilities, learning styles, needs, and personality traits. We also believe that the child, having been born with a sinful nature, must be brought to a realization of his total dependence upon God for life and for salvation.  (2 Corinthians 10:5 ; Isaiah 54:13, and Romans 12:2)