What We Believe
Building Kingdom Leaders
These words are more than just a slogan at Augusta Christian Schools. The writer of Proverbs says, "Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it." (Proverbs 22:6) Psalm 127:1 states, "Unless the Lord builds the house they labor in vain that build it." Our desire is to "build up" students in "their most holy faith" and instruct them in mind, body, and spirit. Augusta Christian Schools is a community of Christian believers engaged not only in education, but in discipleship and spiritual growth. Each teacher, administrator, staff member and board member affirms his or her Christian commitment and faith.
Statement of Beliefs
WE BELIEVE in, and without reservation hold to, the verbal inspiration of the Holy Scriptures as expressed in the Old and New Testaments, and accept whatever they declare to be true as the authority of God Himself speaking therein;
WE BELIEVE that there is One and only One living and true God and in the unity of the Godhead there are three Persons of one substance, power, and eternity;
WE BELIEVE that Adam and Eve were seduced by the temptations of Satan, sinned, and fell; and by this fall all mankind became dead in sin, corrupt in nature; and this corruption is transmitted from generation to generation; and, therefore, man is in need of regeneration and pardoning grace for restoration;
WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is God's only begotten Son, the Mediator between God and man, the second Person of the Trinity, Who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit in the womb of the virgin Mary, and thus possessing two whole, perfect, and distinct natures, Godhood and manhood;
WE BELIEVE that Christ died on the cross to make a substitutionary atonement for sinners, was buried, and on the third day He arose from the dead with the same body in which He suffered, with which also He ascended into Heaven; and there sits at the right hand of the Father making intercession for His people, and in the Father's own time will personally return to judge men and angels and bring in the Kingdom of Glory;
WE BELIEVE in the Holy Spirit as the third Person of the Trinity, of the same substance and equal in power and glory with the Father and the Son, to be loved, obeyed, and worshipped; and that He regenerates men by His grace, convicts them of sin, moves them to repentance, persuades and enables them to embrace Christ by faith and unites all believers to Christ;
WE BELIEVE the Gospel of Christ and that there is no other way of salvation than that revealed in it...specifically, that saved individuals are born again into God's family by accepting and receiving Jesus Christ as their personal Savior;
WE BELIEVE that the church is the Body of Christ, and consists only of those who are born again. We believe that Christ makes intercession for His church and will come again for His church.
Statement of Mission
The comprehensive purpose of Augusta Christian School is to provide a Christian educational experience based on the authoritative Word of God.
The school views itself as an indispensable part of the three major forces in the life of each child: the home, the church, and the school. The school intends to be an extension of the home, and therefore a responsive listener to it. It intends to be cooperative with the churches and supportive of their activities and programs. The school will respect the various differences of positions on certain issues within the Christian community. The school also intends to develop ministries to bring its view of life to the non-Christian community.
The school is committed to excellence in all that it does. This means that the best materials are to be used by the best instructors in facilities that are of the highest quality.
The mission of Augusta Christian School is to prepare students to serve Jesus Christ as Lord, partnering with family and church, instilling high standards spiritually, academically, socially and physically.
Statement of Purpose
It is the purpose of the school to provide a sound academic education with a Christian world-view. The Bible is specific in stating the principles which underlie Christian education. Paul presented a comprehensive principle which he wrote of Christ: "For by Him were all things created, that are in Heaven and that are in earth...And He is before all things and by Him all things consist." (Colossians 1:16-17)
The writer of the fourth Gospel said: "All things were made by Him: and without Him was not anything made that was made." (John 1:3) There is an important difference between the Christian and non-Christian viewpoints on a given subject. Even though knowledge is factually the same for both, no subject can be taught in the totality of its truth if the Creator is ignored or denied. Knowledge is purified by the recognition of God's place in it. No other approach to education can be entirely God-honoring.
The Word of God is clear in making parents responsible for the education of their children; education not limited to the counsels of God revealed in His Word, but also in the counsels of God revealed in His world. These parents want their children to be educated at home and at school with the consciousness that all truth is God's truth and that Jesus Christ is to be central in all learning and living.
To maintain the values of Christian honesty and integrity in all endeavors,
To develop Kingdom Leaders who possess a profound sense of responsibility for all their actions and beliefs,
To foster "The Great Commission" mindset in our faculty, staff and students as to understand the magnitude and importance of serving others,
To place emphasis on our students for their surrender to God's ultimate plan for their lives and not the world's plan,
To instill in our students the value of God's infinite wisdom first and then stress the importance of high academic achievement.
The educational philosophy of Augusta Christian School is dependent upon the Bible to provide the viewpoint for interpreting any subject or any school activity. The process of education is seen as a means used by God to disciple saved students in Christian growth, to bring the unsaved student to Himself through personal faith in Christ, and to develop a Christian mind so the student can fulfill God's will for his life vocationally and personally. The mandate for Christian education comes from God's command that children are to be taught to love God and to give Him pre-eminence in their lives, and from the Biblical teaching that parents are responsible for the total education of their children.
"Building Kingdom leaders to serve Jesus Christ as Lord."
Phillipians 2:9-11: "Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him a name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and of those on the earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."