Des Moines Christian School requires parent and/or guardians to sign the following statement of faith.
Belief in the authority and reliability of the Bible as the
inspired and infallible Word of God. The Bible is the complete and final
revelation of God concerning all matters of faith, truth and practice.
All truth is God's truth (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21).
Belief in the omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent God who is
sovereign over all (Revelation 4:2; Psalm 45:6; 139:8; Isaiah 66:1). His
sovereignty is seen in acts of creation (Genesis 1:1,31), salvation
(John 6:44), and continual care (Matthew 10:29-31; Hebrews 7:25).
Belief in the Trinity, of the one true God (Matthew 28:19), the
deity of Jesus Christ (I Timothy 3:16; John 1:1; 10:30), His virgin
birth (Luke 1:30-35), sinless life (Romans 8:3; Hebrews 4:15), miracles
(Mark 1:27; John 2:11), atonement for our sins by His blood sacrifice
(Matthew 26:28), His bodily resurrection (John 20:1-9), ascension, His
personal return in power and glory (Mark 16:19, 13:26).
Belief in the Holy Spirit as teacher of God's Truth (John 14:17)
and as giver of new life in Christ and who unites all believers in
Christ (Titus 3:5).
Belief that man is the crown of God's creation. God endowed man
with His image and gave him the responsibility to rule the earth
(Genesis 1:26-27). Belief that sin has severely broken the relationships
between God and man (Romans 3:23), man and himself, man and other men
(James 4:1), and man and nature (Romans 8:20-22).
Belief that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, came to earth
to offer cleansing for man's sin, and to heal these broken relationships
through His cross(Romans 5:1-2).
Belief that man cleansed through Christ must seek to live out his
life in total commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord of life, which
involves reestablishing all the original relationships God intended for
him (Ephesians 4:1).
Belief in a need for clearly defined goals and objectives
centered in the Word of God for the development and growth of the whole
person (spiritual, mental, emotional, social and physical) and for the
establishing of proper priority in an individual's life (Proverbs 1:7; I
Belief that God established the family as the basic unit of
society. Parents are ultimately responsible for the instruction and
discipline of their children. The Christian School is simply an
extension of the educational process of the family and the church
providing a supportive basis of encouragement to the family and the
church (Ephesians 5:22-33;Proverbs 22:6).
Belief that a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and God's Word
is necessary for those who are involved in the educational process
(faculty, staff, administration and board) (II Timothy 3:16).
We believe a true Christian is one who has received Jesus Christ
as Savior and Lord by faith. We believe good works to be the inevitable
result of true faith (Romans 10:9; Ephesians 2:8; James 2:17-18;I John