Statement of Faith
Christ Preparatory Academy is a private, University Model© Christian school whose purpose is to provide its students with a comprehensive, college preparatory education from a Christian perspective. This comprehensive approach is accomplished through an educational format that makes provision for both trained classroom instruction and individualized parent involvement.
The Spiritual Objective of Christ Preparatory Academy is to provide it students, parents, and staff with a Christian environment that is conducive to the Christian growth and maturity of each. Parents, staff, and school board members must, therefore, be in agreement with the school’s statement of faith, with the school’s statement of affiliation, and with its position as a non-denominational school.
Statement of Faith
- We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God (2 Timothy 3:15; 2 Peter 1:21)
- We believe there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1;Matthew 28:19; John 10:30).
- We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15; 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (1 Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); His personal rebirth in power and glory (Acts 1: 11; Revelation 19:11).
- We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature, and that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ and that only by God’s grace and through faith alone we are saved (John 3:16-19: 5:24; Romans 3:23: 5:8-9; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5).
- We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they’re saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5: 28-29)
- We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8: 9: 1 Corinthians 12: 12-13; Galatians 3: 26-28).
- We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life(Romans 8: 13-14: 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6: 19-20: Ephesians 4:30; 5:18).
- We believe that God has established marriage as an exclusive covenant relationship between a man and a woman, and that all intimate sexual activity outside the marriage relationship, whether heterosexual, homosexual, or otherwise, is immoral (Gen. 2:24-25; Ex. 20:14, 17, 22:19; Lev. 18:22-23, 20:13, 15-16; Matt. 19:4-6, 9; Rom. 1:18-31; I Cor. 6:9-10, 15-20;I Tim. 1:8-11; Jude 7).
- We believe that God created the human race male and female and that all conduct with the intent to adopt or discover a gender other than one’s birth gender is an ill-informed choice. (Gen. 1:27; Deuteronomy. 22:5).
Statement of Final Authority for Matters of Belief and Conduct
The Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is both the foundational and final source of all that we believe. While it is the expectation and practice that the school administration will set, interpret and execute policy, for purposes of Christ Preparatory Academy’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, the Board of Directors is final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
Statement of Affiliation
Christ Preparatory Academy neither supports nor endorses the World Council of Churches, National Council of Churches, or any other world, national or regional organization, which give Christian recognition to unbelievers or which advocates multi-faith union. (Amos 3:3, II Corinthians 6:14-17)
This school’s Statement of Faith is fundamental to basic Christian tenets and contains those doctrines to which we unreservedly adhere and teach. It is our desire to maintain this position and to do so in all fairness to each family. It is necessary; therefore, that parents, students, staff, and school board members recognize that the following areas are to be left to the teaching of home and church:
• Church government-authority
• Time and mode of baptism
• Security of the believer
• Timing of future events
• Second work of grace-baptism of the Holy Spirit
• Gift of the Spirit-tongues, interpretation of tongues, healing, miracle working, discerning of spirits
In honoring this desire concerning the outreach of this school, there will be no attempt made by parents, students, staff, or school board members to promote these denominational positions. We desire to remain united in the salvation and love of Christ, avoiding the dissension, which may be caused by denominational distinctives.
There will be some elective class offerings that will be more theological in nature and that may necessitate a decided doctrinal position and/or expressed opinions of the teacher during class (i.e. World Views Class). These classes will not be required for graduation, but will be offered only on an elective basis. Parents may evaluate the syllabi, review the course curriculum, communicate with the parents of past or current students in the course or communicate with teachers to determine if these classes would be beneficial to their child’s education. I am in full agreement with the Statement of Faith as it appears in this document.