What We Believe
We believe in one God-the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that the the Holy Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God necessary for training in righteousness.
We believe that man is made in the image of God, and that both male and female were intentionally and specially created by God with purpose, yet without Christ the human heart is flawed, sinful and selfish.
We believe that the atonement through Jesus Christ is necessary for salvation and available for the whole human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus is justified and receives salvation.
We believe in the eventual return of the Lord, the resurrection of the saints and the final judgement.
We believe that the Scriptures bears testament to these truths.
Faith Informing Practice
“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9).
As disciples of Christ, we must have a standard other than our own thoughts or feelings to measure against. We can not trust our own interpretation of our experiences, because humans are prone to self-preservation. Therefore, it is paramount that we have an infallible, unchanging standard to measure our understanding of the world against.
The Bible is that standard (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
Through the lens of the Bible, the Word of God, we are able to examine our ideals, values, thoughts and choices to determine whether they align with the heart and will of our Lord. We can evaluate our worldview to determine whether it aligns with or replaced biblical principles. We have a responsibility to do this. But, this responsibility does not end once we leave the church. Our personal and professional lives should not be lived in a secular manner, while we claim the Lord as our Savior. Our lives should reflect our love of Christ no matter where we are or what task we are undertaking.
Living life in a manner that reflects the love and heart of Christ allows God to reach others through our everyday words and actions. Christian educators have a responsibility to demonstrate faithfulness, kindness, patience, gentleness, and hope to our students. In fact, it is paramount that the guides and mentors at Grace and Hope commit to walking in, and modeling, honesty and integrity for students, peers and parents. As teachers model these characteristics, students are encouraged to imitate and reflect these godly attributes.
Final Authority for Matters of Belief and Conduct
The statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of Grace and Hope Academy’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our Board of Directors is Grace and Hope Academy’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.