Statement of Faith
God is a Triune God—the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
The Bible is God’s infallible and authoritative Word to man. It is the only standard by which faith and practice are to be measured.
The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.
Man is created in the image of God. Through his relationship to Adam, man is a sinner by nature and does himself practice sin. He is alienated from God, his neighbor, and the world. Every person is a sinner.
Jesus Christ is the only Savior of sinners and the only way to the Father. He died as a substitute for sinners and was raised from the dead so that they might become reconciled to God.
Eternal life is a free gift that is received through faith in Jesus Christ alone. Eternal life is neither deserved by anyone nor can be earned by good deeds.
FCA chooses to enroll families from a variety of Evangelical Protestant denominations and commits to teaching unapologetically on the core issues of the Christian faith as outlined in our Statement of Faith. This statement establishes the theological boundaries for our classrooms as students discuss a range of doctrinal issues. Secondary doctrinal beliefs are appropriate – even at times encouraged – for in-class discussion and debate.
Most of the common secondary issues are purposefully planned into the curriculum. Teacher-led discussions encourage students to learn how to disagree in a patient and loving manner, while learning the arguments and support for differing positions. However, teachers will not teach secondary beliefs as primary to the faith. They are instructed to allow for loving debate and disagreement on secondary issues, while shepherding the students in keeping with the Statement of Faith. Teachers are free to use discretion when communicating their personal positions on secondary teachings. Ultimately, our goal is to have unity in the essential issues of the Christian faith, allow for diversity in the non-essential issues, and cultivate love above all!
Christian Philosophy of Education
The educational philosophy of the Family Christian Academy is based on a God-centered view that all truth is God's truth, and that the Bible is the inspired and the only infallible authoritative Word of God which contains this truth. God created all things and sustains all things. Therefore, the universe and man are dynamically related to God and have the purpose of glorifying Him; however, because man is a sinner by nature and choice, he cannot glorify or know God. Sinful man is only reconciled to God by receiving God's free gift of salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ, thereby committing his life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Our aim socially is to provide a distinctly Christian perspective on the total worldview from which will come a balanced personality and a proper understanding and acceptance of a person's role in life at home, at work, at play and at worship all grounded in the Christian concept of love.
This philosophy focuses our energies to promote high academic standards while helping the students to achieve skills in creative and critical thinking using the best integrated curriculum available. The objective of our instructional program is to enable the student to pursue the post-secondary education of his or her choosing, whether in college, university, or in vocational training areas.
The student consists of the spiritual, mental, intellectual, physical, social, and emotional areas. These areas are inseparable and the insistent thread of spirituality runs through them. Therefore, it must be our aim to resist the tendency to teach the Bible compartmentally or on the intellectual level alone.
This philosophy dictates that we cooperate closely with parents in every phase of the student's development, always offering assistance in understanding the purposes of FCA.