Impacting for Eternity
Grace Academy seeks to make an IMPACT:
Integrity- The man of integrity recognizes that he must have exclusive allegiance to God and does not try to love God and the world at the same time.
Ministry- Grace Academy supports the local church, training students and sending them back into their local churches where they will be able to exercise their spiritual gifts and make a difference for Jesus Christ.
Purity- Purity must first begin with salvation. The redeemed student will seek to live for and love Jesus Christ with all his heart, soul, and mind–resulting in a right and moral life.
Accountability– Accountability requires openness between two or more people who agree to share personal victories and to question one another when they notice sinful tendencies. This is in reality, biblical edification: the ministry of stimulating one another to love and good deeds.
Conformity- It is our desire that every student at Grace Academy live a life of total dependence on God while being conformed to His image.
Teachability- Teachability requires humility; there is always more to be learned than we already know. Learning is a lifelong process; it is a spiritual discipline that characterizes the truly wise person.
The philosophy of Grace Academy is based on the truth of the Word of God, and we believe all things can be understood only in the light of its relationship to God in Christ. We contend that Jesus Christ is the integrating principle of all knowledge because He created and sustains both mankind and the world in which He lives.
Statement of Faith
Section 1. The Bible
We believe that the Bible, as contained in the Old and New Testaments, is God’s only infallible , inspired word, written by men who were divinely and uniquely inspired as they were moved along by the Holy Spirit, and that it is our supreme authority in all matters of faith and practice. We affirm our belief in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Scriptures in their original writings
(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21).
Section 2. God
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; 2 Peter 1:2).
Section 3. Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary and is true God and true Man. We affirm our belief in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through his death on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the father, in His ministry for us as high priest and advocate and in His personal return in power and glory (Luke 1:35; Isaiah 7:14; John 1:1-14; Philippians 2:6-11; Luke 24:50-52; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
Section 4. Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit whom God sent to “convict the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment,” and to regenerate, indwell, sanctify, comfort, and seal forever those who live for Jesus Christ (John 3:5-7; 6:27; 16:8-11; Romans 8:16-27; Ephesians 1:13-14).
Section 5. Man
We believe that the universe was created directly and instantly by God in six literal 24 hour days, and that man was created directly and instantly on the sixth day by God in his image and likeness, therefore all human life is sacred and created by god in his image. We affirm that man sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God, and that he is a sinner in thought, word, and deed (Genesis 1:27; 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5:12; 3:23; 5:18-19).
Section 6. Male, Female and Marriage
We believe that God created mankind in his image biologically as male or female to be equal in personhood and importance and different in role and authority. This is to be practiced in the divine institution of marriage, designed as a lifetime union between one man and one woman (Genesis 2:24, Matthew 19:6; Galatians 3:27-28; Genesis 3:16, Ephesians 5:22-24, Colossians 3:18-19).
Section 7. Salvation
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as the substitutionary sacrifice and that all who believe in His death, burial, and resurrection are justified on the ground of His shed blood and that they are born again of the Holy Spirit, thereby becoming children of God (Romans 4:24-25; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 1 John 1:7; Acts 13:39; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:24; John 1:12; 3:5-7; Romans 8:4; 10:9-10; Galatians 3:26).
Section 8. The Church
We believe that the visible Church is comprised of local bodies of Believers in Jesus Christ who have manifested credible proof of their faith, are baptized or are willing to be baptized, and who gather for worship, mutual ministry and fellowship. We further believe that the biblical ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper are to be practiced until the Lord Jesus Christ returns for us (Ephesians 5:20-32; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29).
Section 9. Baptism
We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water “in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” This portrays, in a solemn and beautiful picture our faith in the crucified, buried and risen Savior, and symbolizes our death to sin and resurrection to a new life (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12).
Section 10. Lord’s Supper
We believe that the observance of the Lord’s Supper is a memorial service in commemoration of the death of the Lord Jesus Christ on our behalf as well as a celebration of His resurrection and promised imminent return and that it is for believers only (1 Corinthians 11:26).
Section 11. Unity of Believers
We believe in the spiritual unity of all true followers of Jesus Christ, the priesthood of every believer, their direct access to God, and their responsibility to God in all matters of faith (1 Peter 2:5, 9).
Section 12. Spiritual Giftedness
We believe that every believer is entrusted with unique spiritual giftedness to be used for the benefit of the body of Christ. We further believe that the miraculous sign gifts were used by God to authenticate the Apostolic message and therefore ceased at the end of the Apostolic era (Romans 12:5-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-31; 1 Peter 4:10-11; Hebrews 2:3-4; 1 Corinthians 13:8-12; 2 Corinthians 12:12).
Section 13. Christ’s Return
We believe in the blessed hope, the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13; Acts 1:11).
Section 14. Bodily Resurrection
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting life of the believer, in Heaven with God, and the everlasting condemnation of the unbeliever in Hell with Satan (John 5:28-29).
Grace Academy is a Christian school with a Christian mission and statement of faith. As a result of this philosophy, mission statement and statement of faith, all students have the opportunity to participate in chapel, Bible classes, and prayer. The Bible is the center of our curriculum and subject matter. Children learn Bible stories and how to apply them, Christian character building, and Scripture memorization.
The Academy holds three different chapel services each week. These services include grades K-3, 4-6, 7-12. Pre-Kindergarten does not participate in chapel services, though parents are welcome to accompany their pre-kindergarten child to elementary chapels. The purpose of chapel is to provide an opportunity for the students to worship God and to grow spiritually. Chapel provides a variety of activities directed toward worship through singing, guest speakers, testimonies, puppets, and storytelling. All parents are welcome to attend any of our chapels.
Grace Academy ministers to local churches by teaching students the Bible and teaching them the importance of serving in their church. The curriculum is designed to teach students the Bible content, interrelation, and application.
The teachers work both individually and collaboratively to ensure that their curriculum includes the spiritual truths that relate to every class they teach. Grace Academy works to take advantage of every opportunity to teach the Bible and to teach it accurately.
Because the students spend so much time at school, they have the opportunity to interact with the godly teachers on a daily basis. Teachers are selected for their desire to impact students both formally in class and informally through relationships. Sports teams, clubs, Student Leadership Council, etc. present opportunities for more interaction and input into the lives of students.
For me, Grace Academy is not a school; it is my home. I know that in times of peace and in times of trials I will always find love and support here.
The Christian worldview that is woven into all subject areas. Every square inch of the universe, including education, belongs to God.
I have one child attending Grace Academy and I couldn't be happier with the results. My child is getting a much stronger education than at the previous private school.
The administration believes that this school is a high priority ministry of spreading the gospel plus having an ever-increasing desire to give the best biblically integrated education.
As a former parent of students at Grace, now a grandparent of current and already graduated students, and as a staff member, I know first-hand what wonderfully gifted teachers are employed at Grace. It is much more than a job to them, it is a calling that they take very seriously.
The school's quality of education is amazing and we have found no other schools comparative in this aspect.
Wonderful education, security for our children. Teach morals and values.
High education level, nicest teachers and staff, Biblical teaching, great security. We have had a great experience with Grace Academy and would not place our children anywhere else unless we were to move far away.
It is a safe environment where she is learning biblical truths along with academics which is so important to us. I have loved both her teachers so far and love how friendly and helpful all staff are.
I believe that all the staff truly care for each student and that the lessons they are teaching them will impact them for the future.