As part of the admission and enrollment process, at least one parent or legal guardian must affirm the following:
The existence of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; that Jesus is their personal Lord and Savior (John 3:1-8)
An ongoing effort to teach and instruct Biblical truths at home (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)
A sincere desire to partner with the school in educating and shepherding their children.
Statement of Faith
About the Bible
We believe that the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error.
We believe in one personal God who exists eternally in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in power, authority, and glory.
We believe Jesus Christ to be the virgin born Son of God who lived in flesh, died for the sins of the world, was buried, rose again bodily, and ascended to the Father.
About the Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit who regenerates and indwells every believer in Jesus, assures us of our salvation, guides us into all truth, glorifies Jesus and convicts of sin, righteousness and judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and empowers us for service.
We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way for the forgiveness of sin. God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation cannot be earned; it is a gift from God.
About the Church
We believe in the universal church, the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith in the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him, obeying Him and bringing the gospel to the world.
We believe in the personal, visible return of Christ to the earth and the establishing of His Kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, and the final judgment. We believe that our eternal destination of either heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.
As a ministry of Shepherd Gate Church, Shepherd Christian School is also guided by these Statements of our Beliefs grounded in Scripture:
Statement on Marriage and Sexuality
Marriage is a holy covenant between a biological man and a biological woman instituted by God that unites one man and one woman in a lifetime commitment to each other (Gen 2:23-24; Matt 19:4-6). Marriage provides for intimate companionship, pure sexual expression (Gen 2:25; Eph 5:31-33), procreation, and reflects the relationship of Christ and the church (Gen 1:28; Prov 5:15-19; 1 Cor 7:1-5). We hold that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between one man and one woman. We believe that any sexual activity outside of the marriage covenant is a perversion of God’s gift of sex.
Statement on the Sanctity of Human Life
We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in his image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life (Psalm 139:13-16).
Statement on Gender
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female (Psalm 139:14). God has designed each person in His image, purposefully with the biological gender with which he or she was born. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. We believe gender is defined by the normal chromosomes in the body that make a person a male or female. Altering one’s appearance cosmetically or surgically cannot change the underlying reality of a person’s biological make-up. We don’t believe someone’s gender is defined by how they feel or identify with being male or female.
Notice of Nondiscrimination Policy as to Students:
Shepherd Christian School admits students of any race, color, nationality or ethnic origin to all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to its students. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic or other school-administered programs.