P. O. Box 1054 ~ 510 JC Mauldin Highway ~ Killen, Alabama ~ 35645 ~ 256-757-5345
Legacy Christian Academy
Statement of Faith:
We believe that the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are infallible; verbally inspired by God, inerrant in the original writings and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.(Deut. 4:1-2; Ps. 19:7-10; 119:11, 89, 105; Isa. 40:8; Mt 5:17-18; Lk. 21:33; II Tim. 3:15-17; II Pet. 1:19-21)
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Gen. 1:1; Ex. 3:14; 20:1ff; Deut. 6:4; Mt. 28:19; Mk. 1:9-11; Jn. 4:24; 14:6-13)
We believe God created man in His own image as male and female and is therefore worthy of value and respect. However every man is a sinner by nature and choice and is spiritually dead and alienated from God. In and of himself man is incapable of redeeming his lost and depraved condition.(Gen. 1:26-30; 2:5,7,18-22; Ps. 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Acts 17:26-31; Rom. 1:19-32; 2:10-18, 23; 7:14-25)
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female.These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God.(Gen. 1:26-27)
We believe that the term of “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture.(Gen. 2:18-25)
We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (I Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4)
We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary and is fully God and fully man.(Ps. 2:7ff; 110:1ff; Mt. 1:18-23; 11:27; Lk. 1:26-38; Jn. 1:1-18, 29; Col. 1:13-22; Heb. 1:1-3)
We believe that the sinless Lord, Jesus, died for the sins of all mankind as a sub stitutionary sacrifice, was buried and raised again on the third day in bodily form and ascended to the Father. All who repent and believe in Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and by His grace are justified through His shed blood.(Gen. 3:15; Isa. 53; Mt. 1:21; 16:21-26; Jn. 1:11-14, 29; Rom. 1:16-18; 5:8-10; 6:1-23; II Cor. 5:17-20; Gal. 2:20; Eph. 2:8-22;Col. 1:9-22)
We believe that Christ will personally return and set up His kingdom, wherein He will rule and reign in righteousness.(Mt. 16:27; 4:27,30,36,44;Jn. 14:1-3; I Cor. 15:24-28, 35-58; Rev. 20:11-22:13)
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just to eternal life in Heaven and the unjust to eternal damnation in Hell.(Mk. 9:43-48; Lk. 16:19-26; 17:23-37; Acts 17:31; Rom. 14:10; I Cor. 15:35-58; Heb. 9:27-28; Rev. 20:1-22:13)
We believe in the present indwelling ministry of the Holy Spirit to equip and empower all Christians to become more like Christ.(Gen. 1:2; Mt. 3:16; 12:28-32; Jn. 14:16-17, 26; 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4, 38; Rom. 8:1-16, 26-27; I Cor. 2:10-14; Gal. 5:22-23; Eph. 5:18)
We believe that Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her and is the Head of the church. Therefore, all believers are joined to His body and should unite in worship, fellowship, and the ministry of the Gospel through a local church. (Mt. 16:15-19; Acts 2:41-47; I Cor. 3:16-17; chapters 12-14; Eph. 1:22-23; 2:21-22; 5:22-32; Rev. 2 & 3)
We value the God-ordained responsibility of parents to train their children in the ways of the Lord and our privilege to join them in the process.
We value educating students according to God's Word, the Bible, as absolute truth.We value using the educational process to evangelize, disciple and equip students according to the Gospel of Christ.
We value partnering with the local church for the purpose of equipping all our students and families to discover, develop, and use God's gifts for His glory.
We value God's call on administrators, teachers and staff to serve as committed examples, equippers, and encouragers for our students to grow biblically and progressively in Christ likeness.
We value biblical stewardship and financial accountability regarding God's resources entrusted to our school.
We value the virtues of love, discipline, and excellence as demonstrated in the life of Jesus.
We value and respect the sanctity of human life.
Principles of Kingdom Education
The education of children and youth is the primary responsibility of parents.Deuteronomy 6:4-9; 11:18-21; Psalm 78:1-7 ; 127:3;Proverbs 22:6; Malachi 2:13-16; Ephesians 6:4
The education of children and youth is a 24-hours a day, 7-days a week process that continues from birth till maturity.Deuteronomy6:7; 11:19;Proverbs 2:6
The education of children and youth must have as its primary goals the salvation of and discipleship of the next generation.Psalm 78:6-7; Matthew 8:19-20
The education of children and youth must be based on God’s word as absolute truth.Matthew 24:35; Psalm 119
The education of children and youth must hold Christ as preeminent in all of life. Colossians 2:3,6-10
The education of children and youth must not hinder the spiritual and moral development of the next generation.Matthew 18:6; 19:13-14; Mark 10:13-16; Luke 18:15-17
The education of children and youth, if and when delegated to others by parents, must be done by teachers chosen with utmost care to ensure that they follow these principles.Exodus 18:21; 1Samuel 1:27-28; 3:1-10
The education of children and youth results in the formation of a belief system or worldview that will be patterned after the belief systems or worldview of the person’s teachers.Luke 6:40
The education of children and youth must lead to true wisdom by connecting all knowledge to a biblical worldview frame of reference.Prov. 4:5,7; Prov. 9:10: Ps. 19:1; Rom. 1:20: Col. 2:3
The education of children and youth must have a view of the future that includes the eternal perspective.Colossians 3:1-2; Matthew 6:19-20;2 Timothy 4:6-8; Acts 20:24; Hebrews 11:13; Colossians 3:23-24
Parents are encouraged to read Kingdom Education©, by Dr. Glenn Schultz, and be in agreement with the principles of rearing Godly children.
Philosophy of Education:
Our philosophy is to educate the whole child in a like manner to Jesus:
And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. Luke 2:52 (NKJV)
To challenge students academically we will maintain excellent scholastic standards and encourage them to discover the true joy of learning by obtaining wisdom, the beginning of knowledge. Furthermore, each subject will be taught from a distinctively Christian worldview with a strong emphasis on the authority of God's Word, respect, patriotism, self-control, discipline and problem solving. Additionally, academic excellence will be provided by employing the most highly qualified teachers/staff available, each with a clear Christian testimony, both in word and deed.
To challenge students physically we will provide a well-rounded physical education program which begins with teaching that the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Emphasis will be placed on health education, proper self-respect and the respect of others, good sportsmanship, teamwork and participation in daily exercise.
To challenge students spiritually, which is of utmost importance, we will provide an atmosphere throughout the school that is conducive to a child receiving Jesus Christ as his/her personal Savior and following Him as a disciple. Since all truth is God's truth, Biblical content will be intentionally integrated within every subject. Furthermore, there will be a persistent emphasis on learning God's Word, discipling a personal prayer and devotional life, defending and sharing our Christian faith, plus understanding and practicing our Statement of Faith and Core Values. Other events such as chapels, special speakers, etc. will also maintain an active fellowship within their church.
To challenge students socially, we will encourage proper biblical relationships with others by helping them see people through the eyes of Jesus. We will seek to develop respect for the authorities of God, home, church and government. In order to develop social behavior and fellowship with their classmates various activities will be provided throughout the year such as class parties, celebrations at Christmas and Easter, field trips, community service projects and other programs.
Mission Statement :
Legacy Christian Academy exists to partner with Christian families and churches committed to a Christ centered, Bible based education, to promote academic excellence and to prepare students to impact their world as fully devoted disciples of Christ.