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Beliefs and Values

Beliefs and Values

 

Interdenominational Statement

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

 

We believe

…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)

 

Core Values

Our core values are built on the framework of three pillars which guide the mission of Southwest Christian School: Distinctively Christian, Academically Excellent, and Globally-minded. These three pillars support the values and principles which form the very heart of who we are and what we do. 

DISTINCTIVELY CHRISTIAN
Dedication to being known as those who know, love and follow Jesus Christ.
 
1. Encouraging a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ;
2. Promoting and modeling habits for spiritual growth;
3. Emphasizing the importance of prayer; and
4. Integrating Biblical truth and wisdom throughout all our programs.
 
ACADEMICALLY EXCELLENT
Desire for excellence in the pursuit of knowledge as the basis for wisdom, derived from objective truth that is taught from a Biblical worldview.
 
1. Providing the tools for successfully pursuing a lifetime of learning;
2. Inspiring intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and creative passion;
3. Cultivating a lifestyle of integrity, honesty and reliability; and
4. Developing servant-leadership skills and personal habits of self-discipline.
 
GLOBALLY MINDED
Commitment to honor and respect others, evidenced by humility to serve others in local, national and global communities.
 
1. Valuing all humanity as being created in the image of God;
2. Encouraging community service and a missions mindset;
3. Engaging cultural diversity with respect and understanding; and
4. Finding unity among denominational differences.