1. The Bible is the inspired Word of God and by it all doctrine is established. (2 Tim. 3:16-17)
2. There is one true God who is revealed in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Ghost. (Jn. 3:16, 16:7-15; Jn. 17)
3. Our Heavenly Father is Creator, Almighty, Eternal, and a God of love. (Gen. 1; Jn. 1; Gen. 17:1, 35:11; Deut. 33:27; Romans 1:20; Jn. 3:16,17; 1 Jn. 4:8)
4. Jesus is the Son of God. He was the Word made flesh who lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin. Jesus died as our substitute for sin and was raised from the dead victorious over sin, the devil, and death. Jesus now reigns as Lord and Head of the Church. (Jn. 3:16; Jn. 1:1-15; Is. 7:14, Mt. 2:18-23, Rom. 6; 1 Peter 3:18; Rom. 4:25; Heb. 9:26; 1 Cor. 15; Eph. 5:23; Col. 1:18)
5. Salvation from sin and death is provided for all mankind through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. We receive salvation by grace through faith. Our salvation provides for forgiveness, healing, authority over the devil, peace, and fellowship with God. (Jn. 3:16; Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:8-10; Eph. 1:7; Ps. 103:3; Mk. 16:17; Jn. 14:27; Phil. 4:6-7; 1 Jn. 1:3)
6. The Holy Spirit works to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to guide believers in truth. We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit with believers being filled with the Spirit, empowered to live for Christ, and manifesting the gifts of the Spirit. (Jn. 16:7-13; Acts 1:8, 2:4; Eph. 5:18; Rom. 12:4-8; 1 Cor. 12)
7. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture each representing unique aspects of God’s nature, and together providing a complete picture of God’s will for the family. Within this model, children are best positioned to grow and excel in every area of life (Gen. 1:27, 2:18-25; 1 Tim. 3:2; Titus 1:6; Eph. 5:22-33). God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other and that there should be no sexual intimacy outside of or apart from marriage between a man and a woman (1 Corinthians 6:18, 7:2–5; Hebrews 13:4).
8. We believe that God wonderfully foreordained and immutably created each person as either male or female in conformity with their biological sex. These two distinct yet complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:26–27).
Our Statement of Faith is not exhaustive of all our beliefs. The Bible, as the inspired and infallible Word of God, speaks with absolute authority regarding the proper conduct of mankind and is the unchanging foundation for all belief and behavior. Since Grace Academy is a ministry of Abundant Life Center, the church board of Abundant Life Center will be the final authority in determining the purposes, values and practices within the purview of the school’s educational mission, including all policies, curriculum, content, and disciplinary standards.