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Statement of Faith

WE BELIEVE that there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

WE BELIEVE that man, made in the image of God, is a fallen creature by virtue of his rebellion against his Creator and thus deserves eternal judgment from a righteous God.

WE BELIEVE that Jesus is the Son of God, uniting in the single person of the Son two distinct and complete natures: divine and human. He lived as the perfect man to fulfill God's plan for all humanity. The sacrificial death of Christ paid the full penalty of man's sin and provided salvation for all believers. Christ's bodily resurrection from the grave, showing His triumph over sin and death, offers the promise of resurrection and eternal life to all who have faith in Him.

WE BELIEVE that salvation is by grace through faith. Justification before God, which gives us freedom from punishment and gives life with God, is available only as a gift from God through faith in Jesus Christ. At the time of conversion the Holy Spirit baptizes every believer into the body of Christ and enables him to:
~ grow in maturity and conformity to the image of Christ,
~ grow in love for God and for fellow man, and
~ bear witness to the saving power of Christ in the world.

WE BELIEVE that the Bible is “inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (2 Tim 3:16). We believe that Jesus Christ is the ultimate fulfillment of all Scripture and that all Scripture points to Christ who is the living Word. We believe that the authority of Scripture depends not on the truth or understandings of humankind, but on God himself, who is the truth, and thus Scripture must be received as the Word of God. We believe that it is only by the Spirit of God that anyone can interpret the Scripture with power and humility, efficacy and insight.    

Mission Statement

The mission of BCS is to glorify God through the training and nurturing of students in their spiritual, academic, physical, emotional, and social development. This is achieved through a Christ-centered education based on biblical truth, which leads to the formation of the character of God within.  God's character imparts wisdom, knowledge, and love, helping our school community develop a world-view that will impact the world for Christ.

Philosophy

We believe that human beings are sinful creatures as a result of the fall and incapable of holy living apart from God’s redemption. We also believe that human beings were originally created in the image of God and in spite of the fall, each individual is regarded as unique and capable of godly character and expression through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. In Christ we are chosen, holy, and dearly loved (Col. 3:12). Our emphasis, therefore, is on the profound message of God’s grace through Christ in the students, transforming them, so that they might grow in grace and more fully express the image of God in their lives and that they might know the mystery of Christ in them, the hope of glory (Col. 2:27).

The Christian life is one where the individual’s faith in God is integrated into all of life’s experiences. Our desire is to establish and expand the awareness of this way of life and set it into practice; to establish a biblical world-view, being able to discern from a godly perspective. It is our conclusion that life is hard and our children need wisdom and strong godly character to successfully face the vital issues involved in their daily lives.

We believe that God has bestowed on each individual certain innate abilities. We are called to educe from the child and help to develop that which God has placed in them, following the scriptural directive, “Train up a child in the way he should go . . .” (Prov. 22:6). We believe that a child’s gifts are released as they learn to walk under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

We believe that education is both caught and taught; that the teacher is called to be a mentor, to come alongside the student, to model Christian attitudes, and to provide guidance in learning the skills of life. The academic program, while stressing basics, will also give emphasis toward skill in critical thinking, arriving at conclusions, and developing personal conviction. Development toward this end begins with the teaching exchange carried out by the instructor. The student will be challenged by high academic standards and the expectation of performance at the highest level possible.

Foremost in the training of a child is the family. The school is a secondary means of child development and looks upon the involvement of the family as a key component. To be an environment of whole learning, the school desires a partnership of faith, family, quality education, and community.

Our desired end is to produce students who are healthy, spiritually dynamic, mentally alert, disciplined, academically prepared, and ready to interact meaningfully with each other, our society, and our world. We endeavor to instill a love of learning that will take them far beyond their formal schooling years and into a lifetime of challenges and growth.

Bradshaw Christian School admits children of all races and nationalities and does not discriminate in any of its programs on the basis of gender, race, or national origin.

 

Core Values and Vision

  • To clearly communicate the message of salvation, faith in Christ, and a redeemed life through Jesus Christ.
  • To glorify God through the training of students in spiritual, academic, physical, emotional, and social development.
  • To provide a Christ-centered curriculum based on biblical truth that will result in clear, critical thinking and a Christian world-view.
  • To provide an educational experience leading to the formation of the character of Christ in the lives of students, which includes wisdom, knowledge, and love.
  • To support parents in their primary role and responsibility of training their child.

Expected School-Wide Learning Results (ESLRs)

It is the aim of all instruction and community interaction for students to be able to:

Pursue Academic Excellence

  • Discover God-Given abilities while striving to maximize the development of their potential
  • Master curricular goals throughout various disciplines.
  • Plan, create, and produce quality intellectual, artistic, and physical products.
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate past, present, and future information throughout the learning process.

Reach out to Others

  • Develop an increasing awareness of and compassion for others, leading to community service.
  • Demonstrate the ability to accomplish common goals through teamwork.
  • Contribute time, energy, and resources to serve others.

Involved Thinkers

  • Identify, assess, analyze, integrate, and use available resources.
  • Reflect, establish value, and prioritize through the decision-making process.
  • Logically and creatively form a line of reasoning from premise to conclusion.

Developing Christians 

  • Understand what it means to have faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and walk in continual relationship with him.
  • Be able to articulate the Christian worldview and how it affects our understanding of the world around us.
  • Understand how to share their faith in Christ and His ongoing work in their lives.
  • Understand the relevance of Scripture in all of their experiences and circumstances of life.

Effective Communicators

  • Be able to discern and interpret the meaning of messages conveyed by others.
  • Develop the ability to clearly express one’s self through writing, verbal articulation, and creative activity.
  • Identify and express their feelings, thoughts, and emotions.

 

 


"Christ Our Life"

Words to Live By

God, Help Me?

By Steve Pettit

Keeping company with Jesus is not simply about acquiring information. The myth that I can become more like Jesus and, therfore, pleasing to God, by gathering information about Him from others must be shattered. Jesus boldly and bluntly smashed this illusion in front of the most religiously informed people of His day when He said, "You search the Scriptures because in them you think you have life, but you are unwilling to come to Me." (John 5:39-40) The Christian life is not merely facts to be learned, examples to be imitated, laws to be kept - all distant and impersonal. It is getting to know a Person (John 17:3) - up close and intimately. The Christian life is not a way of life that needs to be explained to people so they can, through self-willed effort, make it "work." It Is living by the Life of God who cannot be explained, Who, alone, can make it work. Christianity is not about discovering, through painful study, secret keys that will cause God to help us live the Christian life. Jesus is no more interested in helping us live the Christian life than He is in helping us get saved. HE DOES NOT HELP US GET SAVED, HE SAVES US! HE DOES NOT HELP US LIVE THE CHRISTIAN LIFE, HE LIVES THE CHRISTIAN LIFE AS US!

Entering God's Rest

By Dan Stone


"Entering God's Rest" is the last chapter of Dan Stone's book, "The Rest of the Gospel, When the Partial Gospel has Worn You Out"


We are on a lifelong -- no, eternal -- pilgrimage of discovering and knowing God and His nature, His love, His ways.

Along the way of that pilgrimage, we drop the outer things one by one. They lie strewn along the road behind us, no longer useful for the journey. They were all prefaced by the pronoun "my." My wife, my husband, my children, my home, my job, my friends, my church. They gave us our identity. But we have shifted to a new source of identity. In the end, God can give us back many of the things we had to lose along the way, because we don't need them anymore. They are no longer life to us. Christ is our life, and we will settle for nothing less.

Now we are truly liberated. We are God's free persons. We can have the world's possessions and it's OK. We can lack the world's possessions and it's OK. We can have status and it's OK. We can lack status and it's OK. We can be with people or with no one and it's OK. We "have learned to be content in whatever circumstances" (Philippians 4:11). We reign with Him in life. - Dan Stone

 

"Christ In You"

Words to live by

Sanctification

By Oswald Chambers

“Of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us…sanctification.” 1 Cor 1:30

The Life Side. The mystery of sanctification is that the perfections of Jesus Christ are imparted to me, not gradually, but instantly when by faith I enter into the realization that Jesus Christ is made unto me sanctification. Sanctification does not mean anything less than the holiness of Jesus being made mine manifestly.

The one marvelous secret of a holy life lies not in imitating Jesus, but in letting the perfections of Jesus manifest themselves in my mortal flesh. Sanctification is “Christ in you.” It is His wonderful life that is imparted to me in sanctification, and imparted by faith as a sovereign gift of God’s grace. Am I willing for God to make sanctification as real in me as it is in His word?

Sanctification means the impartation of the Holy qualities of Jesus Christ. It is His patience, His love, His holiness, His faith, His purity, His godliness, that is manifested in and through every sanctified soul. Sanctification is not drawing from Jesus the power to be holy; it is drawing from Jesus the holiness that was manifested in Him, and He manifests it in me. Sanctification is an impartation, not an imitation. Imitation is on a different line. In Jesus Christ is the perfection of everything, and the mystery of sanctification is that all the perfections of Jesus are at my disposal, and slowly an surely I begin to live a life of ineffable order and sanity and holiness: “Kept by the power of God.”

Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, July 23rd.
(Italics/bolden, mine)

  • April 2017
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