Statement of Faith

 Board members are required to sign this Statement of Faith                                                

  1. INERRANCY OF THE BIBLE

WE BELIEVE the Bible is the inerrant, absolute, verbally inspired word of God, which is needed to direct lost souls to a saving faith in Jesus Christ as Savior.

 2. SIN AND SALVATION

WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ was, is, and shall forever more be the Son of God. (John 1:1, 14)

WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ lived a perfectly sinless life, and His sacrificial death on the cross is complete atonement for our sins. (I Peter 2:21-22, 24; and John 19:30)

WE BELIEVE all mankind possesses a bent toward sin, and must personally accept the work of the Lord Jesus Christ as payment for the penalty of those sins. (Romans 3:23, 6:23; Acts 16:31; John 1:12)

3. FAMILY

WE BELIEVE the family is the basic governmental, social, and spiritual unit created by God. In it, the child learns self-government, social relationships, and develops a relationship to the Creator and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. (John 3:5, 16; Ephesians 6:1; Colossians 3:20) The family also provides protection from over-extensive government and over-stimulating social involvements.

WE UNDERSTAND “family” to mean one male and one female parent, legally married to each other, with one or more children (Genesis 1:26-28), although we recognize the exceptions of a single parent and foster children (James 1:27).

4. PARENTAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITY IN EDUCATION

WE BELIEVE that the ultimate responsibility for the education of children belongs to parents. (Deuteronomy 4:9, 6:1-25, and 4:1-4) Thus, we believe this is an inalienable right given by God, which the state cannot create, destroy, or alter. Parents may allow another to teach some of the cognitive information that children need to know, but all education must be under the ultimate control and supervision of the parents.

5. NATURE OF EDUCATION

WE BELIEVE that all education is religious in nature since one’s view of the world and life is inevitably involved in teaching. (Proverbs 2:1-8, and 3:1-2, with 6:20-23; and Matthew 28:18-20) Every discipline of knowledge, whether it be a subject such as mathematics, science, or history will have as its final reference point a theistic or, in the alternative, a humanistic view of reality (Colossians 1:15-20, and 2:8-15), and that there is no neutral academic discipline.