Mission Statement, Objectives, Statement of Faith

Mission Statement

 

By God's grace we endeavor to assist Christian families in the education of their children, by providing a stimulating academic program in a distinctly Christ-centered environment expressly designed to equip students to a life of moral and spiritual integrity, personal and social responsibility, and zeal to know and serve a Holy God.

 

Objectives

 

  • Ensure that the parental authority over the education of their children is respected and reinforced (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)

  • Manifest the basic presupposition that the inerrant Scriptures truthfully reveal God as the Creator of all things (Genesis 1:2, Colossians 1:15)

  • Teach all subjects as a part of an integrated whole with the Scriptures at the center (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

  • Encourage every student to examine and develop his relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ the Son (Matthew 28:18-20)

  • Provide a clear model of the biblical Christian life through the actions of our staff and Board of Governors

  • Promote principled thinking by helping each student develop a biblical worldview to be consistently applied to every area of life

  • Cultivate in each student a lifelong love of learning and pursuit of academic and moral excellence, for the purpose of bringing glory to God alone

  • Utilize a classical model of education emphasizing the grammar, logic and rhetoric, in written and oral form, in each subject

  • Train and equip each student to be a servant-leader who has an impact on those God puts within reach by a living a God-honoring life

  • Provide an orderly atmosphere conducive to the attainment of the above goals

 

Statement of Faith

 

The following is the foundation of beliefs on which Gateway Christian Academy is based. They are also the key elements of Christianity that will be unapologetically taught in various ways through all grade levels. The substance of these statements is that which will be considered the primary doctrine of Gateway Christian Academy. Secondary or divisive doctrines and issues will not be presented as primary doctrine. When these types of doctrines or issues arise, they will be referred back to the family and local churches for final authority.

 

  1. We believe the Bible alone to be the Word of God, the ultimate and infallible authority for faith and practice.

  2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent in all things. He is limited by nothing other than His own nature and character. We believe the God we serve is holy, righteous, good, loving and merciful. He is the Creator, Sustainer and Governor of everything that has been made.

  3. We believe in the true and full humanity of our Lord Savior Jesus Christ. We believe 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, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

  4. We believe in the full deity of the Holy Spirit, acknowledging His work in creation and redemption, together with the Father and the Son.

  5. We believe that because of Adam's sin all mankind is in rebellion against God. Fort the salvation of such lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary.

  6. We believe that salvation is by grace through faith alone, and that faith without works is dead.

  7. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

  8. We believe in the resurrection of the saved and the lost, those who are saved to the resurrection of life, and those who are lost to the resurrection of damnation.

  9. We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Pledge to Live a Christian Life

 

The staff of Gateway Christian Academy will manifest by precept and example the highest Christian virtue and personal decorum, serving as a role model (1 Timothy 4:12) both in and out of school to pupils (Luke 6:40), and as an example to parents, and fellow faculty members in judgment, respect and Christian living. This includes, but is not limited to, the refraining from such activities as the immoderate use of alcohol, illicit drugs, and the use of vulgar and profane language. (Colossians 3:17; Titus 2:7-8; 1 Thessalonians 2:10, 5:18, 21-22; James 3:17-18). We also will respect the sanctity of life (Exodus 20:13) and marriage--as well as upholding the biblical principle that marriage is ONLY between a man and a woman (1 Corinthians 7:2).