To partner with parents in preparing students for a lifelong pursuit of learning through classical methodology and joyful discovery; developing depth of character, wisdom, and a desire to engage their world for the glory of God.
Charis Classical Academy combines four distinctive elements:
- Gospel-centered worldview
- Classical curriculum
- Collaborative Learning
- Cultivation of joyful discovery
We strongly believe that these characteristics work in tandem to educate the whole child: mind, heart, and soul so they will live out what they learn for the benefit of their generation to the glory of God.
To inspire each member of our community
to live a life empowered by the gospel.
Our Vision for Students:
- Desire to grow in knowledge, wisdom, and understanding
- Develop a God-centered, Biblical worldview
- Display Christ-honoring character and humility
- Demonstrate respect and honor for their elders and fellow classmates
- Learn to communicate persuasively and eloquently
- Cultivate creativity
Our Vision for Parents:
- Assume the responsibilities of the co-teacher for their children in each course of study
- Live out their role as the most influential spiritual advisor for their children
- Encourage one another in training children to glorify God
Our Vision for Educators:
- Display a love for God, a love for children, and a love of learning
- Demonstrate a passion for classical education and excellence in teaching
- Assist parents in their role as spiritual and academic mentors
- Cultivate effective communication skills to motivate and inspire students toward learning
- Demonstrate Christ-honoring character and humility
- Serve as a positive role model for students, parents, and the community
Statement of Faith
Teachers and Board Members of Charis Classical Academy embrace the historic tenets of Christianity as presented in the following Statement of Faith. Beyond these primary doctrines, we respect and acknowledge many secondary doctrinal questions exist among the true Body of Christ. We defer to parents and their local evangelical churches to clarify these issues.
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.
2. The Bible
We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.
3. The Human Condition
We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.
4. Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus-Israel’s promised Messiah-was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.
5. The Work of Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, perfectly fulfilled the law of God and shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.
6. The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.
7. The Church
We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, and all Charis families should be vitally connected to a local church.
8. Christian Living
We believe that God’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.
9. Response and Eternal Destiny
We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace.
10. Marriage and Sexuality
We believe that God has created mankind in His image, male and female, that men and women are to dress and live in conformity to their biological sex, and that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, and that all forms of sexual immorality inside or outside of marriage are forbidden by Scripture.
Adapted from the EFCA Statement of Faith: www.efca.org.