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Mission & Purpose

Edification. Education. Evangelization.

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Cross Lanes Christian School is dedicated to assisting parents in their God-given responsibility of educating their children by providing a high-quality spiritual and academic program while encouraging children to live obedient, Christ-centered lives.

The mission of Cross Lanes Christian School is one of preparing children to live a productive life for the Lord Jesus Christ. While most graduates of Cross Lanes Christian School will choose to continue their education beyond high school, the focus of the curricular and instructional systems will be one of helping each child to grow, both spiritually and academically, at whatever level of spiritual and academic achievement he has reached. Admissions policies will reflect what the school is able to do for those children admitted. Attention will be given the following three areas:

Edification

Cross Lanes Christian School is dedicated to the edification of children in accordance with Ephesians 4:12 ―For the perfecting (equipping) of the saints for the work of the ministry. . . ―Therefore, attention will be given to spiritual growth and development, equipping children to live a life of obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ. Every effort will be made to develop within children a spiritual knowledge base for making wise decisions about life and to develop both the spiritual and natural gifts of each child to a level appropriate for high school graduates.

Education

Cross Lanes Christian School is dedicated to the education of children in accordance with the broad areas of development stated in Luke 2:52 ―And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man. Therefore, attention will also be given to the mental, physical, and social growth of children. The primary purpose of the academic program is to prepare students for some form of education beyond high school, perhaps Christian education, liberal arts education, or vocational education. Those choosing not to continue education beyond high school will be advanced academically for functioning as an adjusted and productive citizen of this nation.

Evangelization

Cross Lanes Christian School is dedicated to the evangelization of those children who may not be saved. This is especially true within the elementary school which will include a number of children who have not yet received the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior. However, evangelization will be carried out by teachers and mature students on a one-to-one basis. Evangelization, while very important and not to be minimized, will be secondary to the mission to edify and educate children as stated above.

Lifestyle Statement

Cross Lanes Christian School is a uniquely religious, educational institution that seeks to provide a quality education in a distinct Christian environment. One of the goals of Cross Lanes Christian School is to work with parents and guardians to train Christian young men and women to be salt and light in their communities. Cross Lanes Christian School believes that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and sets forth absolute truth by which Christians are to live. Cross Lanes Christian School expects and requires that both students and parents will support the school in its distinct mission and in its Biblical beliefs. In relying on the teachings of Scripture, Cross Lanes Christian School believes that the Bible prohibits sexual immorality of any type, including but not limited to pornography, homosexuality, or any other sexual activity outside the marriage of one man and one woman. On those occasions in which a particular home or student is acting counter to or in opposition to the Biblical beliefs and lifestyle that the school teaches, the school reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse admission to an applicant or to discontinue enrollment of a current student. This includes, but is not limited to, living in, condoning, or supporting any form of sexual immorality; practicing or promoting a homosexual lifestyle or alternative gender identity; or otherwise having the inability to support the moral principles of the school as stated throughout this handbook. 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Colossians 3:1-8; Genesis 2:18-25; Galatians 5:16-21; Acts 15:29; Ephesians 5:1-21 ; Revelation 21:8; Judges 19:22; Genesis 19:1-38; Hebrews 13:1-25; Jude 1:7; Mark 10:6-9; 1 Timothy 1:10-11; 1 Corinthians 7:2; Leviticus 20:13-15; Romans 1:32; Romans 1:26-28; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Leviticus 18:22. Approved by CLCS Board (7/16/14)

Philosophy of Christian Education

Believing that all educational experience is religious in nature, simply because that experience must deal with the ultimate values and beliefs of the culture in which it exists and the controlling body under which it operates, the following values and beliefs are set forth as the basis for building the educational program of Cross Lanes Christian School: The Person of God, The Priority of God’s Word, and The Properties of the Child.

NON-DISCRIMINATION

Cross Lanes Christian School admits students of any race, color, nationality and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

STATEMENT OF FAITH

We believe the Bible, both the Old and the New Testaments, is verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writing and is God’s final word to humanity for faith and practice. We believe in one eternal and holy God who exists as three persons — God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe in the creation of the world by God in six literal days by the word of His mouth. We believe that man was created in the image of God. However, because man disobeyed God, all men are born with a sinful nature which alienates them from God and condemns them to eternal death. We believe God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to be born of a virgin, to live a sinless life, to die a cruel death as a sacrifice for the sins of all mankind, and to have victory over death, and that He now lives in Heaven interceding for believers. We believe that all who place their trust in Christ are justified in the eyes of God by the blood of Jesus as the only payment for their sins. Acceptance of His gift of salvation is the only basis for a personal relationship with God and salvation from eternal death. We believe God sends His Holy Spirit at salvation to live within each who accepts Christ as his Savior, to convict of sin and to guide him in accordance with His Word. We believe in the imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust — the just to eternal blessing with the Lord and the unjust to everlasting punishment.