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Statements of Faith and Philosophy

Basis of Authority

1. The Bible, as the only inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God, is the sole and final source of authority for all matters of truth, faith, doctrine, morality, conduct, and any other matter pertaining to NHCS.
2. For the purposes of all NHCS’s beliefs, practices, and policies, our School Board of Directors is NHCS’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application. 

Vision Statement

Ambassadors for Christ Prepared for Kingdom Living

Mission Statement

  • Living the Gospel of Christ (Rom. 1:16)
  • Living the righteousness of Christ (Phil. 1:11, 3:9)
  • Living the mind of Christ (Rom. 12:2, 1 Cor. 2:16)
  • Living with one another to represent Christ (1 Thess. 5:11, Heb. 3:13) 

Statement of Faith

  • We believe the Bible to be inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. 
  • We believe in the historical reliability of the Bible, including the literal six-day creation, fall of man, and the global Genesis flood. 
  • We believe in the Trinity - God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. 
  • We believe in the deity of Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His resurrection from the dead, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His imminent, personal return in power and glory. 
  • We believe in the necessity of repentance and regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation, and that because of the sinfulness of human nature, men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ. Only by God’s grace and through faith are we saved. 
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost - the saved to the resurrection of life and the lost to damnation. 
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by Whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life. 

Statement of Purpose

Christian Education is to teach all truth to our students, pointing them to Christ as the only Savior and Lord, and encouraging them to make a personal commitment to Him and to “grow in grace, and the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).  The school upholds standards of appropriate behavior and academic excellence, with God’s Word as the unchanging standard.

Statement of Philosophy

New Hope Christian School is is both a religious institution and educational institution. The School’s view of the nature of the student, truth, education, and the role of the teacher is integral to the School’s statement of philosophy.

The Nature of the Student:  The student is created by God in His image to have fellowship with Him, but is born in sin and separated from God.  The student may be reconciled to God through faith in Jesus Christ and enabled by grace to learn and grow in truth. Each individual has gifts and abilities that need to be developed for God’s own purpose.  (Gen. 1:26-27; Ps. 51:5; Rom. 5:12; Eph. 2:8-10)

The Nature of Truth:  All truth is of God, and no truth exists apart from Him.  The Bible is the God-given, unchanging standard by which all things are measured.  Apart from spiritual regeneration, the student cannot fully know and understand truth. (Ps. 19:7-11; 1 Cor. 2:9-12)

The Nature of Christian Education:  It is a process of presenting subject matter in a way that shows complete union with all of God’s truth.  It is a living demonstration of Biblical principles on the part of all personnel involved in the process. Applying the meaning and purpose found in Jesus Christ to all of life is its goal.

The Role of the Teacher

The teacher is expected to exhibit the fruit of the Spirit in the fullest possible measure.  The teacher is responsible to motivate each student according to his or her ability. The teacher should foster student effort and encourage the application of spiritual motives for learning. (Luke 6:40)