Southwest Christian School provides a Christ-centered education that focuses on the spiritual growth of our students through a framework of servant leadership and development of a biblical worldview.
The Bible is the foundation from which students are taught. Our goal is to prepare students with knowledge of the scriptures and the ability to make application of the teachings to life circumstances.
Southwest Christian School exists today as the result of God’s blessings and the loving sacrifice of many. It began in 1969 with a few Christian women at the West Berry (now University) Church of Christ who gave of their time to provide a “mother’s day out”. Additional grades were added each year until a complete elementary program was available. The school grew larger, creating the need for more classrooms and space. As God provided the opportunity to further the ministry of SCS, members of the Altamesa Church of Christ agreed to allow the school to move to their campus.
The demand for Christian education was rising, and the student body grew through the high school level. With space becoming tighter, the Board of Trustees began the move to an independent facility by buying several acres of undeveloped property on Benbrook Lake. Upon completion of a classroom building in 1994, the high school moved to this new campus, while the elementary school remained at Altamesa.
The master plan at that time was to move the entire school to the new campus, but a new opportunity emerged when property on Dan Danciger Road became available for purchase. In 1999, that property became our beautiful Chisholm Trail campus which is the home of the Elementary and Early Childhood programs.
Today, SCS is a fully accredited, interdenominational institution with a clear mission: to provide a Christ-centered college preparatory education equipping young adults as Christian leaders in the world. Faith and learning are fused in the curriculum to reflect a biblical worldview. SCS continues its rich heritage and tradition by requiring all members of the Board of Trustees, faculty, and staff to be actively involved in his/her Christian church and to unequivocally support SCS’s vision, mission and core values.
The Christian education that we provide is grounded in core Christian values and biblical principles. The affirmations that follow are not intended to be comprehensive, but do illustrate certain distinctive beliefs that are reflected at SCS. The basis for these Christian values and biblical principles is the Word of God as affirmed in our belief statement
Beliefs and Values
Southwest Christian School is an independent, interdenominational, Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade educational institution. We hold to the inerrancy of scripture and believe that all who have placed their faith and trust in Jesus Christ are saved. Faculty and staff at Southwest Christian School teach from a Biblical worldview.
We are committed to a Christian partnership between the institution, families, churches, and the broader community. While we are not a covenantal institution, what follows below represents what we believe, what we will espouse in classrooms, and what we will hold as inerrant truth. We embrace authentic dialogue and intellectual discourse, and it is understood that all constituents agree not to undermine the stated institutional position.
Statement of Faith
…the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21)
…there is one God, eternally existent in three persons-Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30)
…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,
Hebrews 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 God (Mark 16:19), His personal return in power and glory. (Acts 1:11, Revelation 19:11)
…in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature; that we 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, John 5:24, Romans 3:23, Romans 5:8-9, Ephesians 2:8-10, Titus 3:5)
…in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost-the saved to the resurrection of life, and the lost to the resurrection of condemnation. (John 5:28-29)
…in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9, 1 Corinthians 12:12-13, Galatians 3:26-28), who is the way, the truth, and the life. (John 14:6)
…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, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, Ephesians 4:30, Ephesians 5:18)
...the term marriage has only one meaning: uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2:18-25) and that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Corinthians 6:18, 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4)
...God wonderfully foreordained and immutably 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)
Southwest Christian School provides a Christ-centered, college preparatory education that graduates young adults as Christian leaders in the world.
Our core values are built on the framework of three pillars which guides our mission. These three pillars support the values and principles which form the very heart of who we are and what we do.
Dedication to being known as those who know, love and follow Jesus Christ.
- Encouraging a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ
- Promoting and modeling habits for spiritual growth
- Emphasizing the importance of prayer
- Integrating Biblical truth and wisdom throughout all our programs
Desire for excellence in the pursuit of knowledge as the basis for wisdom, derived from objective truth that is taught from a Biblical worldview.
- Providing the tools for successfully pursuing a lifetime of learning
- Inspiring intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and creative passion
- Cultivating a lifestyle of integrity, honesty, and reliability
- Developing servant-leadership skills and personal habits of self-discipline
Commitment to honor and respect others, evidenced by humility to serve others in local, national and global communities.
- Valuing all humanity as being created in the image of God
- Encouraging community service and a missions mindset
- Engaging cultural diversity with respect and understanding
- Finding unity among denominational differences
Phone: (817) 294-9596
Director of Spiritual Life
Director of Spiritual Life
At SCS since 2008
University of Texas at Arlington, M. Ed., Southern Assemblies of God University, B.S.
During his tenure at SCS, Mr. Swinney has served as middle school and high school Bible teacher, praise band instructor, and head of the Bible department. He has coached middle school baseball, basketball, football, and is currently the SCS Head Cross Country Coach. With a unique background as a Marine Corp veteran, previous youth pastor, current worship leader and associate pastor, Mr. Swinney is passionate about pointing others to Christ.