PURPOSE & STATEMENT OF FAITH
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Hickory Christian Academy exists to support Christian families in preparing their children to reach their maximum academic potential while equipping them to love the Lord, walk in His ways, and obey His commands according to Scripture. (Deuteronomy 30:15-16)
STATEMENT OF FAITH
The following are key elements of Christianity, which are unapologetically taught in various ways through all grades. These statements are considered primary doctrine, where questions about secondary issues will be directed to parents.
- We believe the Bible to be the only inerrant, authoritative Word of God. (II Tim. 3:16-17, II Peter 1:21)
- We believe in one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent and has all authority and power. Whatever He purposes will come to pass.(1 John 10:30, 37, 38: Genesis 1:1)
- We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory. (Isaiah 7:14, Matt. 1:23, Luke 1:35, Hebrews 4:15; 7:25;9:12, John 2:11;11:25, Ephesians 1:7, Colossians 1:14, Acts 1:11 Revelation 19:11-16)
- We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary. (Romans 3:19, John 3:16-19; 5:24, Ephesians 2:8-10, Titus 3:5-6)
- We believe that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” and are, therefore, separated from God and deserving of death. (Romans 3:23; 6:23)
- We believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins so that our fellowship with God may be restored, and we may live righteously. (1 Peter 2:24)
- We believe in the ongoing cleansing from sin through confession to God through the Lord Jesus Christ. (1 John 1:9, Acts 3:19)
- We believe that there is salvation in no other person than Jesus Christ, and that “if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.” (Acts 4:12, Romans 10:9, John 14:6)
- We believe salvation is by grace through faith alone; it is the free gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 6:23)
- We believe that faith without works is dead. (James 2:17, 26)
- We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. (Ephesians 4:30, 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19-20)
- We believe all Christians are commissioned to go and make disciples and are to teach them to obey God’s commands. (Matthew 28:19-20)
- We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost – the saved to resurrection of life and the lost to resurrection of damnation. (John 5:28-29)
- We believe that Jesus Christ unites all believers through the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit. (Galatians 3:26-28, 1 Corinthians 12:12-13)
- We believe that the Church is being prepared as the eternal bride of Christ and is reflected on earth through marriage between one man and one woman. (Revelation 19:6-8; Ephesians 5:22-23; Hebrews 13:4)
- We believe that God immutably creates each person to reflect His image as specifically male or female. (Genesis 1:27; Genesis 5:2; Matthew 19:4)
PHILOSOPHY ON EDUCATION AND CURRICULUM
Hickory Christian Academy exists to support Christian families in preparing their children to reach their maximum academic potential while equipping them to love the Lord, walk in His ways, and obey His commands according to Scripture (Deut. 30:15-16). Our primary means by which we will accomplish this purpose is the Classical Christian methodology as defined by Dorothy Sayers in her essay, “The Lost Tools of Learning”, and expounded upon in Doug Wilson’s book, Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning. In addition, we intend to use the teaching methodology listed in The Seven Laws of Teaching, by John Milton Gregory.
Simultaneously, we will accomplish our Mission Statement, “Equipping children today to become God’s leaders tomorrow”, by combining rigorous academics with Godly standards of conduct and compassion. This can primarily be accomplished through dedicated Christian parents who entrust the education of their children to teachers who are devoted to prayer, and passionate about instilling Christ-centered knowledge into the next generation.