Beliefs

Faith

  • There is only one God. He is all powerful, all knowing and omnipresent. He is the Creator of all things. He exists in three persons: Father, Son, Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1, Exodus 20, Deuteronomy 5, 2 Corinthians 3:17 & 13:14, Colossians 2:9, Matthew 28:19, Revelation 14:7)
  • God created humanity for the purpose of worship and blessed them with free will, based of His image, to know and have a relationship with Him. (Genesis 1-3, John 7:17, Joshua 24:15, Proverbs 16:9, Psalm 100)
  • Humanity used free will to defy God and sinned, ruining their perfect relationship with God, and death entered into the world. They were cast out of paradise. Their sin caused a change in the world. (Genesis 3 & 4, Romans 3:23, Romans 8:20-22)
  • God, in his holy state, cannot sin and sin cannot exist in His presence. But God loves humanity, so He continued to seek out a relationship with them. (Hebrews 10:31, Habakkuk 1:13, John 3:16, Romans 5:8)
  • God created a plan of sacrificial atonement for the sins of humanity, making them right in His eyes and allowing them to come back to Him. (Ephesians 5:2, Hebrews 9:28, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Mark 10:45, Romans 5:6)
  • God’s plan for the ultimate salvation of His people involved Jesus Christ, God Himself in the flesh, to come to humanity. (Jeremiah 23:5 & 31:31-34, Matthew 1, Luke 9:20, Isaiah 7, Joh 20:31)
  • Jesus Christ was born through the Virgin Mary from the Holy Spirit. He was fully God and fully man. He lived a perfect, sinless life. (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1:26-38, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 4:15)
  • He ministered to the people, healed the sick, cast out demons, raised the dead, performed miracles through the power of the Holy Spirit and taught humanity about the love of God. (Matthew 8 & 9, Mark 1:21-34, John 3:16)
  • He was seized, tortured, rejected and crucified. This was a part of God’s plan of salvation. The sins of the world were placed on Him, and He gave up His Spirit. He died on our behalf, as the ultimate sacrifice for us all. (John 18 & 19, Luke 22:47-23:56, Mark 14:43-15:41, Matthew 26:47-27:56)
  • On the third day, God raised Him from the dead. He appeared to many witnesses, then ascended back to Heaven. (Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, John 20-21)
  • Jesus Christ is alive today, and He continues to intercede for us, offering us forgiveness of our sins through the acceptance of His sacrifice on our behalf and the profession of faith in Him. (Matthew 28:18-20, Romans 8:34, Acts 7:55-56, Hebrews 9:15, Romans 10:9)
  • We can all accept His love and sacrifice on our behalf and become adopted children of God. We do this by surrendering control and professing our belief and faith that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that God raised Him from the dead. (Galatians 3, 1 John 3:2, Romans 10:9, Psalm 37:7-9)
  • The forgiveness of sins (past, present and future) restores us and allows us to return into the presence of God. (Luke 23:39-43, Acts 7:55-56, John 3:3)
  • There are two biblical practices set in place by God for His people to observe. The baptism of believers upon their acceptance of Jesus Christ as their Lord, and the observance of the Lord’s Supper, to remind His people of His sacrifice on their behalf. These practices do not bring about salvation but are done in obedience to God’s commands. (Matthew 28:18-20, Luke 22, 1 Corinthians 11)
  • The Bible is the infallible Word of God written by human authors inspired by the Holy Spirit. Through the Bible, we receive instructions for living a life surrendered to God and we learn about God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
  • Prayer is communicating with God. Through prayer, we lay our praises and requests before God, and He responds. (Philippians 4:6-7)
  • We, as Christians, are called and saved by God to be His hands and feet, acting as His ambassadors in the world, bringing His love, joy and peace to those in needs and leading others to Jesus Christ and salvation. (2 Corinthians 1:3-7 & 5:20, Galatians 5:22-23, James 5:19-20, Matthew 28:18-20)
  • Heaven is a real place. It is perfect, where those who have accepted the salvation Christ freely offers will walk with God for all eternity. Hell is also a real place. It is designed for Satan and his fallen angels. It is also where lost humanity who choose to refuse or reject God’s grace and salvation find themselves without Jesus. (Matthew 18:10, John 14:2, Revelation 21, Philippians 3:20-21  /  Revelation 21:8, Matthew 25:46, Psalm 9:17, 2 Thessalonians 1:9, Matthew 13:50, Matthew 25:41)
  • Jesus Christ ascended into heaven to prepare a place for us. He will return one day, on a day known only to God the Father, on a cloud in the sky all will see, with power and glory, and call home those who have faith in Him. (Acts 1:9-12, John 14:1-3, Mark 13:32, Matthew 24:36, Mark 13:26, Revelation 19:11-21)

Education

  • We believe that God has given each child the ability to learn and grow.
  • We believe that faith is an essential part of all areas of education and so we do not separate faith from academic instruction. God has created our hearts, minds, and bodies and we honor Him by learning about Him and his creation.
  • We believe that by providing small classes with caring, dedicated teachers each child can reach his or her potential.
  • We believe that education doesn’t only take place in a school building.
  • We believe that education is more than academics, but also emotional, spiritual, psychological, and physical growth.