Faith Christian School is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International. Faith Christian School, as a ministry of Faith Assembly Church, is a non-profit organization, educating students from preschool through grade twelve. Faith Christian School endeavors to take an inter-denominational/evangelical approach toward its staff and student body.
About Faith Christian School
Statement of Objectives
We have 4 primary objectives for our Christian education: spiritual; academic, physical, and social.
Spiritual – Spiritual growth is an important objective in the educational philosophy at Faith Christian School. To encourage spiritual growth, faculty/staff will strive to help the students: 1) understand the Bible as God’s inspired Word and to develop an attitude of love and respect toward it; 2) know God the Father in all His love as a person who is holy and just, yet concerned about the student’s welfare; 3) accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, and then allow the in-dwelling Holy Spirit to teach, guide, and direct them in their spiritual growth; 4) discern God’s will for their lives; and 5) develop a Christian world-view by integrating life and studies with the Bible.
Academic – Academic growth is also an important objective. To stimulate each student to their fullest capabilities, our faculty/staff will strive to: 1) provide an education fully-integrated with Biblical principles; 2) prepare a foundation upon which the student may build their quest for education; 3) develop resourcefulness within each student; 4) engender an appreciation of fine arts; and 5) prepare the student for high school graduation and higher education, should the student desire.
Physical – In promoting physical development, our faculty and staff will strive to help the student: 1) develop and maintain physical fitness to the highest degree of their capability; 2) develop the skills, knowledge, desire, and judgment necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities; 3) develop a competitive spirit that strives to win fairly and accept defeat graciously; 4) promote physical fitness, good health habits, and the wise use of the body as the temple of God; 5) develop a responsibility for doing everything for the glory of the Lord, recognizing physical skills as a talent from God to be used for His glory; and 6) develop physical self-discipline so that the mind and body work together.
Social – To aid in the student’s social development, faculty and staff will strive to: 1) help the student develop his or her personality based on a proper understanding and acceptance of himself as a unique individual created in the image of God; 2) experience wholesome relationships among peers and those in authority, by promoting Christian fellowship through involvement in social activities; 3) promote an understanding of time as a God given commodity; 4) develop proper attitudes in the boy-girl relationship; 5) cultivate proper Biblical attitudes towards materialism; 6) develop a realistic and Biblical view of life and work; and 7) cultivate a forgiving spirit.
A solid bond between the home and the school is necessary in order to accomplish the end results in Christian education. In seeking to develop a sound relationship with parents, the administration, faculty, and staff will strive to cooperate closely with parents in every phase of the student’s development, but especially as it relates to the school’s programs.
Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God (2 Timothy 3:15, 2 Peter 1:21).
We believe there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Gen 1:1, 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 miracles (John 2:11), His vicarious and atoning death (I Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 1:7 & Hebrews 2:9), His resurrection (John 11:25, 1 Corinthians 15:4), His Ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19) and His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11 & Revelation 19:11).
We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature; and that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ and that only by God’s grace and through faith alone are we saved (John 3:16-19, John 5:24, Romans 3:23, Ephesians 2:8-10 & Titus 3:5).
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28-29).
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9, 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 & Galatians 3:26-28).
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Romans 8:13-14, 1 Corinthians 3:16, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, Ephesians 4:30 & Ephesians 5:18).
Faith Christian School(FCS) is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International, which has approximately 4,000 member schools representing over 800,000 students. FCS also registers with the Illinois State Board of Education each year. Faith Christian School, as a ministry of Faith Assembly Church, is a non-profit organization, educating students from preschool through grade twelve. Since FCS is a ministry of Faith Assembly Church, all donations are tax deductible. Faith Christian School endeavors to take an inter-denominational/evangelical approach toward its staff and student body.
Faith Christian School founded in the educational wing of Faith Assembly Church of Grand Detour
Junior High moved from Faith Assembly to Bethel Evangelical Congregational Church to join Bethel High School
Faith Assembly builds 20,000 square foot facility
Faith Christian School dedicated. Junior High from Bethel Christian High School rejoined kindergarten through grade 6 in new facility.
Faith Christian School receives Bethel Christian High School in Grand Detour
Preschool moved from Faith Assembly Church to Bethel Evangelical Congregational Church.