We believe in one almighty and sovereign God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit- who is the center of all things. We joyfully confess Jesus Christ as Lord of Shoreline Christian School. This statement of belief and educational philosophy describes how God’s story shapes every part of the life of our community.
In the beginning, God created this world, and God remains present, giving and sustaining life. Because all creation reveals God and exists for God’s glory, everything is meaningful and worthy of wonder and joy. We are appointed by God as caretakers of His creation.
All people are wonderfully made in the image of God, each one unique and worthy of love and respect. We find our identity not as self-oriented individuals, but in loving God and our neighbors as we reflect God’s image and recognize His image in others.
Although God created us to live in an unbroken relationship, sin has alienated us from God, our neighbors, and the world. Sin damages all of creation, distorts our view of the true purpose of life, and misdirects human culture. We recognize that we often focus on ourselves rather than living to glorify God.
God promised and sent His Son, the Savior of all, who accomplished salvation by entering into humanity, dying on the cross, and rising from the grave through the power of the Holy Spirit. Through this act of love, Jesus has made us right with God, and we receive Him by faith. God has initiated this relationship with us through Jesus so that we can know Him as our Father, receive the free gift of forgiveness by grace alone, and base our lives on trust in God’s promises. Living in this everlasting covenant relationship is a privilege and joy.
Jesus gave His Spirit who is always moving to transform hearts and renew creation, causing us to grow in loving God’s laws and walking in God’s ways. God reveals Himself in a special way through the Bible, His inspired and authoritative Word. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we can discern what is true, right, and good by aligning our thinking with the principles of scripture, the standard for all relationships, thoughts, and activities.
All people are responsible and accountable to God for how we act towards God, ourselves, our fellow humans, and creation. Jesus is the example of selfless love, and we become more like Him as we serve one another. God’s relationship with humankind is the pattern and model for all of life, and so students learn and grow best in the context of gracious relationships.
God gives parents the privilege and responsibility to nurture their children,
providing their primary environment and spiritual foundation. We believe parents
are strengthened when their church and a Christian school community join them in this great task.
When Jesus returns, all will be made right, the world will be fully renewed, and peace will reign forever. Looking ahead to this coming restoration gives us hope and reveals the ultimate purpose and meaning of life.
Statement approved by Shoreline Christian School’s Board of Directors. August 2022.