BELIEFS AND VALUES
The vision of First Baptist Christian Academy is to support the efforts of families in neighboring communities to raise children who are:
- growing daily in a personal relationship with God and His word resulting in a life of servant leadership,
- understanding the world from a biblical perspective,
- developing the academic skills, knowledge, and habits necessary to meet life goals, and
- building relationships based on an understanding of the inherent worth of every individual as made in the image of God.
Statement of Faith
- that the Bible is the infallible, inerrant, verbally inspired Word of God and that it is, therefore, our final authority in matters of faith and practice. — II Timothy 3:16 -17, Psalm 119:8
- in the eternally existing, triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. — Genesis 1:1, John 10:30, John 14:20, John 15:26
- in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, and in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, where He now acts as mediator and advocate. — Matthew 16:16, Luke 1:34-35, Hebrews 4:15, John 5:1-9, I Peter 2:24, Luke 24:36-43, Acts 1:9-11
- in the personal, imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ for His own, in His later return in power and glory with His own to reign in righteousness over the earth, and in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of the damnation. — Acts 1:11, I Thessalonians 4:16-17, Hebrews 9:28
- that heaven is the place of eternal blessedness for the saved and that hell is the place for eternal conscious punishment for the lost. — Revelation 20:11-21, John 5:28
- that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful mankind and that all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again and become the children of God. — Romans 3:23, John 3:16, Acts 16:31
- in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit whose indwelling enables all believers to live godly lives. — John 16:7-8, I Corinthians 3:16
- that all believers are spiritually joined together by the Spirit of God into His Church of which Christ is the Head. — I Corinthians 12:12-14, 20, 27, Ephesians 5:23, Colossians 1:18
For the Spiritual and moral growth of the students, First Baptist Christian Academy seeks to:
- teach the Bible as God’s inspired Word and to develop attitudes of love and respect toward it.
- teach the basic doctrines of the Bible.
- lead individual students to a decision of confessing Christ as Savior and Lord.
- develop in the students a desire to know and obey the will of God as revealed in the Scriptures.
- equip students to carry out the will of God daily.
- develop in the students the mind of Christ toward godliness and sin and to teach the students how to overcome sin.
- encourage the development of self-discipline and responsibility in the student based on respect for and submission to God above all other authority.
- help the student develop a Christian worldview by integrating life and studies with the Bible.
- impart an understanding of each Christian’s place in the church and its worldwide task of witnessing, evangelism and discipling and to stimulate the student’s involvement in those tasks.
For the personal and social development of the students, First Baptist Christian Academy seeks to:
- teach the student to treat everyone with love and respect, since they too, are made in God’s image.
- make the student a contributing member of his society, realizing his dependence on others and their dependence on him and the need to serve each other.
- guide the student in developing a personality based on a proper and adequate understanding and acceptance of himself as a unique individual created in the image of God and on the fullest possible development of his own capabilities.
- help the student establish a personal physical fitness program as a lifestyle that includes good health habits and wise use of the body as the temple of God.
- impart biblical attitudes toward material things and to encourage individual responsibility of using them for God’s glory.
- adopt a realistic and biblical view of life and work, and to provide skills for personal relationships and future endeavors.
- promote a proper understanding of time as a God-given commodity and a personal responsibility for effective use of time.
- develop both good and proper attitudes toward marriage and the family and also the understanding and skill needed to establish God-honoring homes.