Heritage and Beliefs
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 the following belief statement:
…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)