CHRISTIAN CENTRAL ACADEMY
Christian Central Academy will provide an environment in which the faculty, staff, and students will grow
“in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” (Luke 2:52)
CHRISTIAN CENTRAL ACADEMY STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe the Bible consisting of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, in their original writings, to be the only inspired, truthful and trustworthy word of God. It is our sole authority in matters of faith and life. We affirm the following essentials of faith as our school’s interpretation of biblical truth. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21, Psalm 119:89-91)
We believe in the one true God who eternally exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Psalm 90:2, 1 John 5:7) FATHER: He created all things from nothing by the word of his power. And he planned to save mankind by giving us his Son. (Exodus 20:11, Revelation 4:11, John 3:16) SON: We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, his virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, substitutional and atoning death, bodily resurrection, and ascension to the right hand of the Father. He is our advocate when we sin, and he makes continual intercession for those who believe in him. We believe in his personal and bodily return in power and glory. (Colossians 1:15-20, John 10:29-30 & 33, Matthew 1:23, Hebrews 4:15, John 2:11, 1 Peter 3:18, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 2:9, John 11:25, Mark 16:9, Acts 1:9-11, Mark 16:19, Hebrews 7:25, Revelation 5:12-13, John 14:2-3, 1 John 2:1) HOLY SPIRIT: We believe in the Holy Spirit, who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment of the evil one. He dwells in believers enabling them to live a godly life and helps them by interceding for them according to the will of God. (John 14:25-26, John 16:7-11, Romans 8:5-11, 1 Corinthians 3:16, Romans 8:26-27)
We believe that mankind was created in the image of God as male and female. The first man and woman (Adam and Eve) sinned, rebelled against God, and as a result, they experienced physical and spiritual death, which is separation from God. Since each human being is their descendant, we are all born with a sinful nature. Our human nature is to sin. We sin in thoughts, words, and actions. This rebellion breaks our relationship with God, which results in eternal death and separation from Him. However, while we were still sinners bound for hell, Christ sacrificially died to restore our relationship with him. (Genesis 1:27, 1 Corinthians 15:21-22, Psalm 51:5, Romans 8:13-14, Romans 5:10-11) MARRIAGE: We believe that the term marriage has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union. We believe that God’s command is that there should be no sexual intimacy outside of or apart from marriage between a man and a woman. (Genesis 2:18-25, 1 Corinthians 6:18, Hebrews 13:4) GENDER: We believe that God wonderfully and firmly created each person, as either male or female in conformity with their biological sex. These two distinct yet complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Genesis 1:26-27) RELATIONSHIPS: We believe that hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are unacceptable. The Lord requires that believers show kindness and love. (2 Peter 1:5-9)
We believe in the existence of a devil, a liar from the beginning, who is still working today to destroy the souls of all people. Jesus Christ came to save people from this eternal destruction. He died for all those the Father has given him. The death and wrath that Jesus experienced is what we rightly deserve because of our sin, but He is our substitute. God calls upon all people everywhere to repent and believe in Christ. By putting our faith in Christ alone, we will be saved from the punishment of sin that we deserve. (John 17:1-3, Romans 3:23, Romans 5:8, Romans 6:23, Titus 3:5-6, Acts 17:30, Ephesians 2:8-9)
We believe in the church, the body of Christ, which is made up of all believers in Jesus Christ throughout the world. Its mission is to go into all the world and spread the Good News of Christ to every tongue, tribe, and nation. (Matthew 28:18-20, Luke 10:2, Acts 13:2-2, 3 John 1:8)
We believe in the bodily resurrection of those who believe in Jesus Christ and those who reject him. For those who belong to Jesus, they will live with God forever. For those who reject Jesus, they will be separated from God in hell forever. (John 5:28-29, Revelation 20:15)
Our Statement of Faith is not exhaustive of all of our beliefs. The Bible, as the inspired and infallible Word of God, speaks with absolute authority regarding the proper conduct of mankind and is the unchanging foundation for all our beliefs and behavior. The final human authority for interpretation of this Statement of Faith is the Board of Directors of Christian Central Academy.
CHRISTIAN CENTRAL ACADEMY
PHILOSOPHY OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Christian Central Academy bases its educational philosophy upon the existence of God: Creator and Sustainer of all things, and Savior. In this philosophy of Christian education, we maintain a God-centered view, emphasizing belief in the God of the Bible and His revelation through Jesus Christ. We affirm the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God, our source of absolute truth. God has created all things and has revealed Himself through the written Word (Hebrews 1:1-2), the living Word (John 1:1,2,14), and His creation (Psalms 19:1-2). We recognize that man is created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27) to glorify Him (Romans 15:9- 13). However, man is separated from God by his sinful nature (Romans 3:23); he cannot glorify God, unless he chooses to accept God’s free gift of salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ (John 1:12).
Christian Central Academy exists to provide education at a level of excellence that is worthy of both the names Christian and Education. Since God’s Word is the source of all truth, true education must take place in the light of God’s Word. No subject can be taught in the totality of its truth if the Creator is ignored or denied. Christian education enables students to develop a world-view consistent with Scripture. Education involves the development and formation of the mind for the purpose of perceiving, understanding, and pursuing truth. Christian education is a means used by God to bring students to Himself through personal faith in Christ, and to empower students to fulfill God’s will in their personal lives and in their vocations.
Christian Central Academy believes that each child is a unique individual with God-given value, gifts and talents. We recognize the family as God’s vehicle for nurturing and training children and seek to reinforce such training through our educational and extra-curricular programs. It is our desire that the atmosphere, attitude, and activities in the school be permeated by a Christian life view. With such a perspective, students can maintain a balanced life, giving proper place to home, school, Church, respectively and to extra-curricular activities.
Christian Central Academy recognizes that the influence of the teacher on children’s attitudes and beliefs is great. In school, the teacher has a position of authority. The teacher promotes scriptural standards of right and wrong, teaches the student to honor and love God and sets an example in prayer. Our teachers, administrators, and board are committed to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and reflect that commitment in their interactions with colleagues and students, and in the integration of Christian principles in their respective areas. We pray for and with our students, and provide opportunities for them to confess Christ as Savior.
The education provided at Christian Central Academy engages students with academic challenge and support. The teachers, many of whom hold advanced degrees, promote superior academic quality, teaching a curriculum exceeding New York State academic educational standards. Our students are encouraged to reach their highest level of preparedness; to qualify for higher education, and to pursue their vocations or professions in a manner that is God glorifying. Christian education at Christian Central Academy serves as a foundation for the student to make honest, informed, and confident choices in the present and future, based upon God’s Word and His direction in their lives.