Lenawee Christian School exists in partnership with the family and church to integrate Biblical truth for life with a commitment to glorifying Jesus Christ through academic excellence and spiritual maturity.
The statement above is our mission at LCS. As a Christian school, focused on working in partnership with families from various denominational backgrounds, it is important to understand the foundations from which we lead our students and employees. We have developed this statement of faith to explain our position so that those who partner with LCS to educate a child can do so with clarity and peace of mind.
LCS is committed to biblical Christian education and to the literal, grammatical, historical interpretation of the Word of God on which the following statement of faith is based:
We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:15)
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (John 10:30)
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ (John 10:33), in His virgin birth (Luke 1:35), in His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15), in His miracles (John 2:11), in His vicarious and atoning death (Ephesians 1:7), in His resurrection (John 11:25), in His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19), and in His personal return in power and glory. (Revelation 19:11)
We believe that for salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. (John 3:16-19)
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)
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved unto the resurrection of life and those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (John 5:28-29)
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Galatians 3:26-28)
How does LCS work with people from various denominations?
As an interdenominational Christian school, Lenawee Christian School serves students from a wide variety of Christian faith groups. We recognize that all of us hold our beliefs and convictions strongly. And we affirm this because these beliefs are a vital part of who and what we are. One of our convictions relates to the importance of the Bible in a Christian education. We believe that God has given us the Bible to reveal truth that we could learn in no other way. We seek to interpret the Bible just as we do other literature—following normal guidelines for understanding written communication. We believe that God guided the authors of the Bible so that they wrote what He intended them to write without error. And we believe that God has protected the Bible as it’s been transmitted over the centuries so that we have reliable translations available to us today. At LCS we strive to view all subjects through God’s eyes—seeking to understand how knowing God’s Word makes a difference in our approach to each subject. We refer to this as “Integrating Biblical Truth for Life.”
All Christian faith groups share many common beliefs about what is taught in the Bible and how it applies to life. The LCS Statement of Faith (above) provides more details about our particular beliefs.
How does LCS relate to students whose biblical beliefs differ somewhat from LCS’s?
We welcome such students, believing that they enrich the education experience for all students. Therefore, we never will be disrespectful of any student who disagrees. We embrace two principles that apply to all students. 1) We expect each student to understand the basic belief system of LCS [as summarized in the LCS Statement of Faith]. 2) At the same time, we respect the right of each student to hold individual personal convictions. We will not seek to persuade students to switch churches or denominations. Rather, we desire everyone to develop a personal relationship with God through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Our goal is that LCS will encourage each student in his or her personal spiritual journey.
All of our teachers recognize the variety of doctrinal beliefs among the students in their classes. Therefore, when a topic arises where there is difference of conviction, we encourage students both to understand what LCS teaches and to know what they and their families personally believe. We suggest talking about such topics with their parents, their pastor or priest, or church lay teachers. This will help students to understand their own beliefs and to hold their convictions intelligently. We hope and pray that a serious, reasoned approach to biblical understanding will encourage all students to live godly lives in obedience to the teachings of the Bible and their churches.