The mission of the administration, faculty, and staff of FCS is to stand alongside Christian parents, assisting them in the task of reproducing the mind of Christ in the lives of their children.
A thoroughly Christian education is an education that will prepare a child to find his place in the will of God, no matter where that may lead him. Such an education is not meant to isolate the student from the world, but to equip him to boldly engage the world for the cause of Jesus Christ.
The Scriptures plainly teach that parents are not just to be involved, but are responsible for the education of their children. The administration, faculty, and staff of FCS are eager to assist you in faithfully discharging that responsibility.
Understanding the Purpose of Christian Education
At the heart of Christian education is the understanding that "the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” He is the Sovereign Lord of History, the Author and Revealer of Truth, the Creator, and Sustainer of life. Without Christ pre-eminent in all things, life is meaningless and education is misdirected. Christian education is based on God’s Word because the God of the Bible is the basis for understanding all subjects. We understand the sciences more completely by recognizing they are a tool for describing God’s handiwork in creation. We appreciate math for its ability to define and describe the countless processes that take place as the Lord God directs and sustains our world with His sovereign hand. We see history as ultimately ordered by God’s plan of salvation and affected by man’s sinful nature. By examining every subject in the light of God’s Word, students learn to formulate their own Christian worldview.
Christian parents are responsible for training their children. The parent is the God-appointed leader and teacher of their child. The overwhelming task of raising a child is in the hands of the parents. The education of children is a 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week process that must take place from birth through maturity. As parents, we ensure a healthy diet and exercise for their physical well-being, but what we feed their minds and souls also has immense consequences. But teach them what? Let’s first answer: “What or who is the most important thing or person for the child to know?” The answer is, “God is the most important person for a child to know.” The goal of Christian parents is for their child to know God in a personal way and to know all about God. Nothing could be more important.
Christian education provides training for young minds to make wise choices in their lives. Christian education prepares a child to understand the Bible, to know how to defend the faith, and share the gospel and disciple others. It also provides a Scriptural perspective so students can understand and analyze the world through the lens of God’s Word, the ultimate Truth. The education of children must be based on God’s Word as absolute truth. Matthew 24:35: “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” Psalm 119:89: “Your word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.” The Christian school brings the Word of God to every situation in the lives of the children. The Christian school is able to apply the Word of God to every instance of sinful thought or action, and by God’s grace, renew the mind of the child.
Besides the obvious benefits—academic excellence, nurturing environment, Christ-centered environment—there is one encompassing reason to choose Christian education: to gain the mind of Christ—and in so doing, to love the Lord God with all of their heart, soul and might (Deuteronomy 6:5-7). When we train our children’s minds, we affect how they think and thus how they live. Our hope and prayer is that our children will grow in the love of the Lord and will gain the mind of Christ. In so doing, they will be equipped for works of service in God’s kingdom. Christian education is an eternal investment!
“Christians grow and are made more like Christ as they hear the Word of God.”
“The Christian school is able to apply the Word of God to every instance of sinful thought or action, and by God’s grace, renew the mind of the child.”
Our Statement of Faith
At Fayette Christian School, we believe that all truth is God’s truth, whether it be found in the pages of Scripture or not.
We believe that the Word of God is the only sure foundation upon which to build your child’s life. That’s why we make no apology for taking a strong Biblical stand, seeking to help you ensure that the Word of God is the reliable guide your child will hold to all the days of his life. We believe the Bible is clear in its teaching on many vital subjects.
Concerning the Scriptures themselves
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Bible, “as it is in truth, the Word of God...” (I Thessalonians 2:13). We believe in verbal, plenary inspiration in the original writings, and God's preservation of His pure words to every generation (II Timothy 3:16, Psalms 12:6-8). The Bible is our sole authority for faith and practice.
Concerning God Himself
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:4; II Corinthians 13:14).
Concerning the Person and Work of Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men (John 1:1-2, 14; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; 7:14; Philippians 2:5-8; Galatians 4:4-5).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His finished work on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Romans 3:24-25; I Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; I Peter 1:3-5).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate (Acts 1:9-10; Hebrews 9:24, 7:25; Romans 8:34; I John 2:1-2).
Concerning the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Person who reproves the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and that He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, indwelling all believers and sealing them unto the day of redemption (John 16:8-11; II Corinthians 3:6; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13-14).
We believe that the sign gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as speaking in tongues and the gift of healing were temporary. We believe that speaking in tongues was never the common or necessary sign of the baptism or filling of the Holy Spirit and that ultimate deliverance of the body from sickness or death awaits the consummation of our salvation in the resurrection, though God frequently chooses to answer the prayer of believers for physical healing (II Corinthians 12:12; I Corinthians 13:8; Hebrews 2:3-4; Mark 16:17-20; I Corinthians 1:22, 14:21-22).
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam's sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and that man is totally depraved, and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:22-23; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12).
The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image and is mindful of him, and in that Christ died for man; therefore every individual possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love. (Psalm 8:4-9; Colossians 3:9-11).
Concerning the Way of Salvation
We believe that the clear message of salvation is “repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 20:21). We believe that salvation is "by grace" plus nothing, minus nothing. We believe that men are justified by faith alone and are accounted righteous before God only through the merit of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; I Peter 1:18-19) We believe that all the redeemed, once saved are kept by God's power and are thus secure in Christ forever. We believe that eternal life is the present possession of every believer (John 6:37-40, 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 38-39; I Corinthians 1:4-8; I Peter 1:4-5; Jude 1, 2).
Concerning the Church
We believe that the New Testament church is a local assembly of baptized believers who have voluntarily joined themselves together to carry out the Great Commission. The Lord is doing His work in this world through local churches. The establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures (Acts 14:27; 20:17, 28-32; I Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11).
We believe in the autonomy of the local church free of any external authority or control. Christ is the only head of the church (Acts 13:1-4, 15:19-31, 20:28; Romans 16:1, 4; I Corinthians 3:9,16; 5:4-7,13; I Peter 5:1-4).
Concerning the Ordinances of the Church
We recognize the ordinances of baptism by immersion in water and the Lord's Supper as a Scriptural means of testimony for local churches in this age (Matthew. 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42, 18:18; I Corinthians 11:23-26).
Concerning Biblical Separation
We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord; and, that separation from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices and associations is commanded of God (II Timothy 3:1-5; Romans 12:1, 2, 14:13; I John 2:15-17; II John 9-11; II Corinthians 6:14-7:1).
Concerning the Return of Christ
We believe the "Blessed Hope" of our Lord's return is literal, personal, visible, imminent, premillennial, and pretribulational. Believers will caught up to be with the Lord prior to the seven years of tribulation, and at the end of the tribulation Christ will return with His saints to establish His thousand-year reign on the earth. (I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; I Thessalonians 1:10; Revelation 3:10; Zechariah 14:4-11; Revelation 19:11-16, 20:1-6; Psalm 89:3-4)
Concerning Our Eternal State
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment (Matthew 25:46; John 5:28, 29, 11:25-26; Revelation 20:5-6, 12-13).
We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection, when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord (Luke 23:43; Revelation 20:4-6; II Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23, 3:21; I Thessalonians 4:16-17).
We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious misery until the second resurrection, when with soul and body reunited they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment, and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting, conscious punishment (Luke 16:19-26; Matthew 25:41-46; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Jude 6-7; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 20:11-15).