Beliefs & Educational Goals

Why the Christian School?

Parents are mandated by God to educate their children. Children are gifts from God (Psalm127: 3-5). Parents are responsible to “train up” their children in the way of the Lord and not in the way of the world (Proverbs 22:6, Ephesians 6:4). God’s people are told “Thus saith the Lord, learn not the way of the heathen…for the customs of the people are vain” (Jer10:2,3). Proverbs 19:27 states: “Cease my son to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.”

It is obvious that God has been very careful to instruct and warn parents as to the type of education a child is to receive.

 

A Christian school under the direction of a church serves as an extension of the home in assisting the parents in fulfilling their Christian responsibility to “train up” their children.

 

Please find other great information at the websites below.  

 

https://www.bjupress.com/resources/christian-school/solutions/philosophy-education.php

 

http://www.aacs.org/about-us/aacs-facts/reaping-the-benefits-of-a-christian-school/

MISSION

VISION

STATEMENT OF FAITH

SPIRITUAL EXCELLENCE

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

SOCIAL EXCELLENCE

PHYSICAL EXCELLENCE

Southside Christian School's mission is to glorify God by providing Christian education, while spiritually grounding students with a worldview drawn from the truth of Scripture.

The vision of Southside Christian School is to academically prepare graduates to become servant leaders who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Students will be instructed to demonstrate Godly character and biblical stewardship.

  • We believe in the inspiration, infallibility, and inerrancy of the Holy Scriptures.

  • We believe in the authority of the Holy Scriptures in all matters.

  • We believe in a literal Heaven and Hell.

  • We believe in the total depravity of man.

  • We believe all people are sinners by birth, nature, choice, and practice.

  • We believe Jesus is the virgin born Son of God.

  • We believe Jesus, being fully God, became flesh, lived a sinless life, and ultimately died on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of mankind.

  • We believe that God would have all men to be saved

  • We believe that “whosoever will” may come unto Jesus.

  • We believe the acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, through faith in His finished work on the cross, is the only means by which a person can be saved from the penalty and bondage of sin.

  • We believe in the eternal security of the believer.

  • We believe the Lord has given His church two ordinances:  Baptism by immersion after conversion and the Lord’s Supper.

  • We believe there is one true and living God, who exists in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus from death, His subsequent ascension into Heaven, and His promised and imminent return to the earth for the Saints. 

  • We believe in the church - a living spiritual body of which Christ is the Head, and of which all regenerated people are members.  We believe that a local church is a company of believers in Jesus Christ, immersed on a credible confession of faith, and associated for worship, work, and fellowship.  We believe that to these local churches were committed, for perpetual observance, the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper, and that God has laid upon these churches the task of proclaiming to a lost world the acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior, and the enthroning of Him as Lord and Master.  We believe that all human betterment and social improvements are the inevitable by-products of such a Gospel.

Bible

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16


Southside Christian School will:

  • Endeavor to lead students into a personal, saving relationship with Christ as Lord and Savior and to develop in them a desire to know and do the will of God.

  • Govern itself according to Biblical principles and will integrate the Bible into every aspect of the school’s life.

  • Use a Bible curriculum that teaches sound doctrine and equips students to defend their faith.
     

Christ-likeness
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2

Southside Christian School will:

  • Train and encourage students to apply the qualities of Christ in their own lives.

  • Equip students to communicate their faith to others.

  • Apply discipline and behavior standards based on Biblical principles that lead to Christ-likeness in students’ lives.

 

 

“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting get understanding.” Proverbs 4:7

Southside Christian School will:

  • Develop an entire educational program that is based on the truths of God’s Word and the preeminence of Jesus Christ.

  • Use curriculum and methods in the classroom that reflect God’s truth and prepare students for a life of service for Christ.

  • Challenge students to develop a Biblical worldview so that they will be able to intellectually engage the culture for Christ.

  • Provide a safe and comfortable learning environment where students are actively engaged and challenged in their learning.

  • Provide a curriculum that is defined by clear goals and high expectations so that students can achieve success that is measurable and clearly communicated.

  • Cultivate a deeper appreciation for fine arts.

  • Encourage students into college and career pathways.

 

 

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

Southside Christian School will:

  • Encourage students to demonstrate through thought, word, and action God’s call to love one another.

  • Challenge students to cultivate healthy relationships and enduring friendships in an enjoyable and Spirit-filled environment.

  • Support students as they cultivate healthy relationships with others.

  • Inspire students to develop authentic and infectious love for their school.

  • Provide an opportunity for students to voice their opinions and ideas in the context of a Biblical worldview.

 

 

“What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
I Corinthians 6:19-20

Southside Christian School will:

  • Stimulate students to practice and value the benefits of regular exercise.

  • Provide students with a variety of physical activities including competitive sports.

  • Motivate students to participate in athletics and other physical activities to their highest potential while demonstrating Christ-like character and sportsmanship