Our Core Values and Statement of Faith represent the “non-negotiables” of our identity as a faith-based school community. Together, they are rooted in the religious tradition of Christian orthodoxy as understood for millennia. We hold to these values and faith beliefs, not to stand in condemnation or judgment of others, but to affirm those common beliefs that bind us together as a faith-based community.
The Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God as contained in the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. It is the written record of God’s supernatural revelation of Himself to men, absolute in its authority, complete in its revelation, final in its content, and without any errors in its original manuscripts (2 Timothy 3:16,17).
God created the heavens and the earth, and everything contained in them, according to its kind, directly by the power of His word (Genesis 1). He created humankind directly and personally as a unique creation separate from the animals, making one male and one female, giving them to one another in marriage (Gen 1:26-31; 2:18-25). In this way God established that human life begins and is sanctified at the time of conception (Psalm 139:13), as well as establishing His created design for human gender, sexuality, and marriage as a holy union between one man and one woman (Matthew 19:4-6).
All people in their natural state are lost, alienated from God, and spiritually dead (Ephesians 2:1, 5). “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
Salvation comes only by grace, a free gift of God, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, who died for our sins according to the Scriptures (Corinthians 15:3). Those who, chosen by God, receive Christ by faith have their sins forgiven (Ephesians 1:4-7), their hearts cleansed (Acts 15:9), are born of the Spirit, become children of God (John 1: 12,13) and are made new creatures in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17).
God is One God (Deuteronomy 6:4), Who exists in Three Persons (Genesis 1:26): Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). Jesus Christ, as the Scriptures affirm, is the Son of God (Matthew 16:16) and Son of Man, was born of a virgin (Luke 1:27, 31), and is Himself very God (Titus 2:13). The Scriptures also declare the deity and personality of the Holy Spirit (John 4:24).
Our Lord Jesus rose from the dead in the same body that was laid to rest in the tomb (John 20:25-27). The bodies of all believers who die will be raised from the dead and they will receive an incorruptible body like His glorious body (1 Corinthians 15:53; Philippians 3:21). All other people will be raised to the “resurrection of judgment” (John 5:28, 29).
Christians, God’s new creations by the work of the Holy Spirit (John 3:8), are called to live all their lives in obedience to the precepts of God’s Word (Psalm 119:105). God saves people so that they will live for Him and His name’s sake (Psalm 23:3; Ephesians 1:4; 2:8-10). The ordinary fruit of a believer’s life should be practical holiness, defined by a desire to keep the law of God as a continuing expression of gratitude for salvation (Ephesians 5:8-10), submission to God’s Word as the only rule for life and faith (Proverbs 3:5), and repentance when convicted of sin as defined by the Scriptures (1 John 1:6-9).
Christian living includes not only sharing with words and deeds the gospel of Christ, but also gathering on the Lord’s Day with other believers for worship (Acts 2:41-47; 20:7; Hebrews 10:23-25; Revelation 7:9-12), doing acts of mercy and justice (James 1:22-27; 2:14-26), and indeed everything to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31).
Jesus Christ will return to earth (Hebrews 9:38); personally (1 Thessalonians 4:16); bodily (Acts 1:11; Colossians 2:9); and visibly to judge the living and the dead (Matthew 26:64; 1 Peter 4:1-8; Revelation 1:7).
All faculty, staff, and parents who make up the community of Covenant Classical Christian School accept and affirm these truths as outlining the boundaries of true Christian unity while respecting theological diversity on issues such as the age of the earth, charismatic gifts, the mode of baptism, and events of the end times. In all things we teach and encourage students to search and submit themselves to the teaching of Scripture, to the authority of their parents and pastors, form strong Biblically informed convictions on theological issues, and hold those convictions graciously with others.