Statements of Faith & Purpose

Statement of Faith

Statement of Purpose

FAMILY

We believe that the family is the basic governmental, social and spiritual unit created by God. In it, the child gradually learns self-government, social relationships, and develops a relationship to The Creator and Savior, within a safe and nurturing environment (Ephesians 6:1-3; Colossians 3:20). We understand family to mean a natural born male and a female, with one or more children, all related by blood (Genesis 1:26-28), and we recognize and support single parents, adopted children and step-children (James 1:27).

We refuse any marriage or sexual orientation that is contrary to Scripture and the intentions of God in creation (Romans 1:18-21). We also view any cohabiting relationships as a violation of God's commands as they are incapable of providing the nurturing and instruction needed by children as commanded by God (Proverbs 1:8-9, 2:1-11; Colossians 3:20; Ephesians 6:4). In view of this, no homosexual couples or LBGTQ families are eligible for membership.

PARENTAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN EDUCATION

We believe the ultimate responsibility for the education of children belongs to parents (Deuteronomy 4:9; 6:1-25; 4:1-4). We believe this is an inalienable right given by God, which the State cannot create, destroy, or alter. Parents may allow another to teach some of the cognitive information that children need to know, but all education must be under the control and supervision of parents.

NATURE OF EDUCATION

We believe that all education is religious in nature, since one's view of the world and life inevitably is involved in teaching (Proverbs 2:1-8; 3:1-2; 6:20-23; Matthew 28:18-20); that every discipline of knowledge (whether it be a subject such as mathematics, science or history) will have as its final reference point a theistic or humanistic view of reality (Colossians 1:15-20; 2:8-15), and that there are not neutral academic disciplines. As such we embrace the Biblical account of Creation (Genesis 1-2). Thus, we believe that all social, physical and cognitive knowledge should have at its beginning, the fear of God, and at its end the glory of God (Proverbs 1:1; Romans 11:33-36).