|Statement of Faith|
The following Statement of Faith is a summary of the foundational beliefs underlying the purposes and instruction of Community Christian School. Each of the Corporation’s directors and officers and each of the school’s principals, assistant principals, and teaching faculty are required to profess the Statement of Faith.
There is one true, holy God, externally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In the beginning, God created out of nothing the world and everything in it, thus manifesting His power, wisdom, and goodness. By His sovereign power, He continues to sustain His creation. By His providence, He is operating through history to fulfill His redemptive purposes.
Jesus Christ is the second person of the Trinity, who was united forever with a true human nature by a miraculous conception and virgin birth. He lived a life of perfect obedience to the Father and voluntarily atoned for the sins of His people by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone. He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father, where He continually makes intercession for His own, and where He rules as Lord forever. Through His atoning work, believers are received into eternal communion with God.
The Holy Spirit
The fruit of a saving relationship with Jesus Christ is a life of obedience, made possible for believers through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. He awakens in sinners a recognition of their need of a Savior. He permanently indwells every believer and is their source of assurance, strength, and wisdom and He uniquely endows each believer with gifts for the building of the body. The Holy Spirit guides believers in understanding and applying the Scripture.
The central purpose of God's revelation in Scripture is to call all people into fellowship with Himself. Originally created to have fellowship with God, man defied God and suffered the corruption of his nature, alienating himself from God and his fellowmen. All of mankind have sinned and suffer these consequences of sin, and thus are in need of the saving grace of God. The salvation of mankind is a work of God’s free grace, not the result, in whole or in part, of human works or goodness. It must be personally appropriated by repentance and faith.
All believers are members of Christ’s body, the church. There is one true church universal, consisting of all those who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, and the purpose of which is to glorify God.
The Bible is the true and infallible Word of God and the unique and final authority on all matters of faith and practice.