Phoenix Christian School Prek-8 declares this statement of faith based on the foundation of God’s infallible word, the scriptures of the Old and New Testament as explicated in the ecumenical creeds and the confessions of the reformed tradition:
It is because of these great Truths; we are enabled to serve to God’s glory.
GOD: There is one infinite and holy, loving and personal God who speaks to us in Scripture and reveals himself to us in His acts of creation, salvation and renewal, as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. As finite human beings created in God’s image, we declare that it is our purpose, our privilege, and our joy to worship, honor, serve and obey Him.
CREATION: The world, which is our home, belongs to God, who created it and faithfully sustains it by his providence. Creation is the theater of God’s glory, displaying his power and majesty. He calls us to discover creation’s resources, to receive them with thanksgiving and delight as His gift, and to use them wisely as stewards and caretakers responsible to God and to our neighbor.
SIN: Our ability to carry out our human calling to honor God, serve our neighbor and care for the creation is marred by the corrosive effects of sin which touch every part of life. When our first parents listened to Satan’s lie, questioned God’s Word and rebelled against him, they brought His judgment upon themselves, their posterity and the creation. Brokenness, disease, hate, arrogance, alienation, abuse of creation and ultimately death, are the inevitable fruit of sin in our world.
COVENANT: However, God has not rejected or abandoned His world but turned to it in love. He gave the rainbow sign to Noah as a pledge of His promise to care for all creatures. He covenanted with Abraham, promising to be a faithful God to him and his children, and through them to bless all nations. Through His servant Moses, God disclosed His law for the human community, promising rich blessings as the fruit of obedience. God always keeps His promises. We acknowledge with gratitude and joy that He is our God, we are His people and this is His world.
REDEMPTION: As He promised, God in love sent Jesus Christ into the world to save it from sin and its consequences. The atoning death of the Son of God is the only payment for the debt of human sin and His resurrection is the only liberation from the powers of evil and death. The victorious Lord sends the Holy Spirit to create faith, cleanse and renew hearts, and build a community of love and holiness. It is this community’s mission to proclaim and live this good news and to disciple the nations.
KINGDOM OF GOD: Jesus Christ is King and Lord of Lords. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and He reigns over all things for our good. To be a citizen of this kingdom is a privilege, a joy and a responsibility. Led by His Spirit, cultivating the fruit of love, joy and peace, we place our every thought, word and deed in the service of Christ’s present and coming reign, and live daily in the confident hope of His triumphant return.