STATEMENT OF FAITH
Pillars of Virtue
Staff, students and parents at the school will work together to help each student reach his or her full potential in academic achievement and spiritual maturity. Toward this end, staff members will make every effort to keep students focused on the following ten character virtues, our Pillars of Virtue, in school, the workplace and society at large.
RESPECT: To feel or show honor for the feelings and rights of yourself, others and the world around you.
Jesus replied: "’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37-38
INTEGRITY: To do the right thing, even if no one is watching.
May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope is in you. Psalm 25:21
The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out. Proverbs 10:9
SERVICE: To actively meet the needs of others.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Phil. 2:3-4
TRUTH: To be sincere in character, word and deeds, and recognize God’s word as absolute truth.
Jesus answered, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’ John 14:6
SELF-DISCIPLINE: To control one’s thoughts and actions.
...train yourselves to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. 1 Timothy 4:7-8
PURITY: To exhibit the fruit of the Spirit and flee from the acts of our sinful nature.
Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 2 Timothy 2:22
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Matthew 5:8
PERSEVERANCE: To demonstrate "stick-to-it-ness".
Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:4
The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied. Proverbs 13:4
PEACEMAKING: To seek Biblically-based resolution and reconciliation in all conflict.
Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you...Do onto others as you would have them do unto you. Luke 6:27-36
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. Matthew 5:9
DIVERSITY: To embrace varied backgrounds and ideas.
The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:12
WE BELIEVE...The Scriptures are Inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.
WE BELIEVE...There is only One True God-revealed in three persons...Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).
WE BELIEVE...In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God’s son Jesus was both human and divine.
WE BELIEVE...though originally good, Man Willingly Fell in Sin-ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.
WE BELIEVE...Every Person Can Have Restored Fellowship with God Through ‘Salvation’ (accepting Christ’s offer of forgiveness for sin).
WE BELIEVE...and practice two ordinances-(1) Water Baptism by Immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ’s gift of salvation, and (2) Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.
WE BELIEVE...the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a Special Experience Following Salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times.
WE BELIEVE...The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘Speaking in Tongues,’ as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.
WE BELIEVE...Sanctification Initially Occurs at Salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christlike.
WE BELIEVE...The Church has a Mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe ‘the Church’ is the Body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God’s offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of his son Jesus Christ.
WE BELIEVE...A Divinely Called and Scripturally Ordained Leadership Ministry Serves the Church. The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, and to build up or edify the body of believers—the Church.
WE BELIEVE...Divine Healing of the Sick is a Privilege for Christians Today and is provided for in Christ’s atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins).
WE BELIEVE...in The Blessed Hope-When Jesus Raptures His Church Prior to His Return to Earth (the second coming). At this future moment in time all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever.
WE BELIEVE...in The Millennial Reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years. At that time many in the nation of Israel will recognize and accept Him as the Messiah, the Savior who died for them and all mankind.
WE BELIEVE...A Final Judgment Will Take Place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire.
WE BELIEVE...and look forward to the perfect New Heavens and a New Earth that Christ is preparing for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live and dwell with Him there forever following His millennial reign on Earth. ‘And so shall we forever be with the Lord!’