Covenant: We covenant with families for the relational Christian influence of their high schoolers in biblical grounding, spiritual formation, and college preparatory academics, fine arts, athletics, and clubs.
Christian: Our staff and faculty are fully committed to the Lord, to the Word, to the local church, to Christian community, to their areas of expertise as permeated by the Word and Christian thought, and to exemplifying minds enlightened, hearts inflamed, and lives transformed.
High School: Our college preparatory educational context is designed for students to discover and engage all truth as God’s truth through a biblical Christian lens, as well as to understand and fairly engage worldviews and viewpoints opposite of their own.
To provide an excellent, Christ-centered education for a life of scholarship, leadership, and service.
Excellent is what we do, not just something that we pursue. We view it as a good and right response to the finished work of Christ. The word excellent in Scripture appears in Genesis meaning “in harmony with God” and in Titus meaning “made for its purpose” and “to be assigned to its highest rank.” Responding to Christ in excellence means working out of obedience to and in harmony with God through the good work of spiritual, mental, and relational formation.
Christ-centered means that everything truth, every relationship, begins with and emanates from the person of Jesus Christ, as revealed in both Special and General Revelation, which in turn permeates all subjects and activities at Covenant. It also means that education should not be student-centered (i.e., students as drivers) nor student-centric (i.e., students as the standard). Because we love our students out of our love for and obedience to Jesus, we lovingly disciple them toward a more mature engagement of the world than being the center of everything.
A life of scholarship, leadership, and service means that we provide our students with opportunities to learn, lead, and serve and expect that they engage them during their high school career, rather than solely preparing them for that pursuit without it being exemplified and necessary for them during their formative high school years. This is all led and framed by a biblical Christian worldview.
Transformation is something that happens to us as a result of our commitment to being proximate and obedient to Jesus and to interacting with and producing what is excellent and what is being done excellently. This pursuit is most evidently realized in a student’s life by their demonstration of a joyful, consistent, full obedience to Jesus and to the work of the Holy Spirit, as illustrated in Romans 12. In doing so, we invite our students into an immersive learning environment in which Christian worldview is both the overarching object and medium of instruction.
To be a model for today’s education(I Thessalonians 4:11-12)
We are interested in education being done well, period. Where we are excellent, we look for opportunities to share it. Where others shine, we see an opportunity to learn. Education should not be a zero-sum game of exclusive, proprietary, hyper-localized gain to the detriment or suppression of others’ excellence. Broadly speaking, education should be about the business of a flourishing society through the enlightening of minds, the inflaming of hearts, and the transformation of lives. We see that happening best by the advancement of the Kingdom through the immersive learning of a Christ-centered education.
We believe all humanity was created in the image of God, and everything that God made was good. We are God’s children and the Lord loves us unconditionally. It is God’s will that all humankind be saved, and we were created to bring God glory (Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 9:6; Matthew 22:37-38; I Corinthians 15:49; John 16:27; I Timothy 4:4-5; Ephesians 1:5-6).
The Bible We believe the Holy Bible is inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God. Since we believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, the Bible is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises (Joshua 1:8; Isaiah 40:8; Psalm 119:89; II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21).
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30).
We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (I Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25; I Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19; Ephesians 1:20); and His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-13).
We believe the only way to God the Father is through Jesus the Son. Because of God’s love and not wanting us to die in our sins, Jesus’s sacrificed blood on the Cross provides us with redemption and reconciliation. Salvation is a gift from God that can never be earned through good works or self-merit; and, once saved, our sins past, present, and future are forgiven (Daniel 9:9; Jeremiah 31:34; Galatians 2:20; I Corinthians 15:55-57; I Peter 2:24).
As it is written, there is none righteous, no not one. – Romans 3:10
For all have sinned, and come short of the Glory of God. – Romans 3:23
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. – Romans 5:8
For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. – Romans 6:23
That if thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. – Romans 10:9
So the faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. – Romans 10:17
We believe that the greatest commandments are (1) to love God and (2) to love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:36-40). We believe that we should demonstrate love toward fellow believers, those who are not believers, those who actively oppose us or our faith or doctrine, and those who engage in actions contrary to Biblical teaching. We believe that we should treat those who oppose us graciously, gently, patiently, and humbly (Psalm 86:15). We believe that the Scriptures forbid the taking of revenge and the threat or use of violence as a means of resolving personal conflict or obtaining personal justice (Matthew 5:44-48; Luke 6:31; John 13:34-35; Romans 12:9-10; Philippians 2:2-4). We also believe that love and truth complement rather than conflict with one another (Ephesians 4:15).
Dignity and Respect We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, empathy, kindness, respect, and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accordance with God’s Word (Proverbs 16:6; Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31; I Peter 3:9).
Equality We believe in the equality of all people regardless of their gender, social class, race, ethnicity, or nationality as there is no distinction in God’s love and treatment of persons; and salvation is free and available to all (Psalm 67:4; Romans 2:11; Romans 10:12; Colossians 3:11; Titus 2:11-12).
Discipleship We believe in the Lord’s Great Commission, and we are called to share the gospel of God and the way to salvation with all the world. We know not the day or time of Christ’s return and therefore must be diligent in spreading the Good News (Matthew 28:18; Luke 9:23; John 14:6; Titus 2:11-12).
Service We believe all Christians are gifted by God for ministry and service to others, especially to poor, oppressed, and marginalized persons. We believe we serve God by serving others (Proverbs 19:17; Luke 14:13-14; Romans 12:3-8; I Corinthians 12:7-13; Acts 20:35).
Christian Living We believe in the active work and indwelling of the Holy Spirit which enables Christians to live a holy and sanctified life; therefore, we are to bear fruit according to our faith and help bring light to darkness (Matthew 5:48; Romans 8:13-14; I Corinthians 3:16, 6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30, 5:18; Luke 3:8).
Our Statement of Faith is not an exhaustive list of all of our beliefs. The Bible is the absolute authority regarding the proper conduct of humankind and is the unchanging foundation for all belief and behavior. The Covenant Christian High School Board of Trustees holds final interpretive authority on biblical meaning and application with regard to faith, doctrine, policy, practice, and discipline.
We train every student not only to understand the world from a Christian perspective, but also to engage the world and impact it for Christ. Covenant’s prayer is that our graduates will leave us having had their minds enlightened, their hearts inflamed, and their lives transformed.
Covenant Christian High School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.