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About Back Creek

Christian Academy

 

Mission Statement

Back Creek Christian Academy strives to prepare students, faculty, parents, and staff to use their unique gifts to serve God in an ever-changing world by providing an excellent academic education founded on the unchanging principles and perspectives of the Bible and presented in a structured and yet nurturing environment.

Vision Statement

The vision of Back Creek Christian Academy is to equip students to display and defend Truth by teaching them using a classically designed curriculum that emphasizes the Lordship of Christ over both their hearts and their minds.

Core Values

  • We value the Word of God as an integral part of education.
  • We value an education that challenges the mind of the learner.
  • We value the uniqueness of children who are created in the image of God.
  • We value service to God through both internal and external community concerns.
  • We value creating a learning environment that optimizes spiritual, mental, and physical growth.
  • We value community within the school environment that supports parents in the education of their children.

Philosophy Statement

We at Back Creek Christian Academy believe:

1. Back Creek Christian Academy exists to spread the Gospel to children and families (Matthew 28:18-20). We believe that children are God’s creation and that we must honor them and Him by teaching them according to God’s Word, and that all aspects of the instructional environment must be founded on the absolute truth of the Bible.

2. We believe that God’s character is revealed not only in His Word but also in every facet of the creation. Therefore, we teach that all knowledge is interrelated and can instruct us about God himself.

3. God wants us to love Him with our minds, as well as with our hearts, souls, and strength (Matthew 22:37). Therefore, we seek to individually challenge children at all levels and teach them how to learn, using a classical design that is developmentally appropriate.

4. We want to help parents teach their children that all they do should be done “heartily as unto the Lord” (Col. 3:23). Therefore, we seek to encourage high-quality academic work and maintain high standards of conduct with the understanding that as an authority we will “give account” on behalf of our students (Hebrews 13:17).

5. We believe that children should be trained to see the world from a biblical perspective. We believe that the school should partner with parents to assist students in developing personal values and intellectual scholasticism rooted in the absolute truth of God’s Word and to give them the opportunities to demonstrate these values in their interactions with others (Colossians 2:6-8; I Timothy 4:12).

Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21).

We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Genesis 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 sinless life (Hebrews 4: 15, 7:26), His miracles (John 2:11), His vicarious and atoning death (1 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 God (Mark 16:19), 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, 5:24; Romans 3:23, 5:8–9; 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 condemnation (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, 6:19–20; Ephesians 4:30, 5:18).

We believe that all life should be lived under the Lordship of Jesus Christ and that every area of life can be redeemed for His glory. Those areas include, but are not limited to, marriage, human sexuality, ethical behavior, relationships and conflict resolution, purity, and humility. (Genesis 2: 18-25, 1 Corinthians 6:1-20, Galatians 5:13-26, Hebrews 13:1-4).

Our Statement of Faith is not exhaustive of all of our beliefs. The Bible, as the inspired and infallible Word of God, speaks with absolute authority regarding the proper conduct of humankind and is the unchanging foundation for all belief and behavior. The Board of Directors of Back Creek Christian Academy holds final interpretive authority on biblical meaning and application with regard to faith, doctrine, policy, practice, and discipline.

 

Response on Racial Reconciliation

Perspectives on Diversity

Over the years, Back Creek Christian Academy has committed itself to a culture that honors economic, cultural, and religious diversity. This commitment continues to force BCCA toward reflection and growth.

As God-lovers, we must set aside the temptation to protect ourselves and our school by ignoring the pain that has surfaced amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Like Esther of old, we sense the urgency, as well as the risks, of a calling birthed by our time in history—a calling for prayer, reflection, and action.

In response to this self-reflection, we recognize that, as a Christian school, we are part of a broader movement whose beginnings are stained by segregation and inequality.  Furthermore, we recognize that Christian school history texts have ignored and often hidden the realities and abuses imposed on our black sisters and brothers.

In examining our present actions in light of the past, Back Creek Christian Academy commits to:

-Offering professional development opportunities that help our teachers do a better job teaching our minority students, guiding, and correcting them with an informed understanding of their cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences.

-Implementing a history curriculum that teaches children all of history—the seemly and the unseemly.

-Developing age-appropriate Socratic seminars on all grade levels that spark conversations prompted at raising a generation of students willing to stand up for the underserved, mistreated, and oppressed of all nationalities and color.

-Recommitting to hiring practices that align our staff with our community in regard to race and cultural perspective.

"For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father's family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?" Esther 4:14

Additional Resources:

The Color of Compromise (book and Amazon video series)

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students:


Back Creek Christian Academy 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 academy. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies and other school-administered programs.

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