- STUDENT LIFE
We believe and teach that the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired, the only
infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God (2nd Timothy 3:15; 2nd Peter 1:21).
We believe and teach that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons (Father, Son, and
Holy Spirit) who created man by a direct immediate act (Genesis 1:1; 26-27; Matthew 28:19; John
We believe and teach the deity of the Lord Jesus 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 (1st Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9); His bodily
resurrection (John 11:25; 1st Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father
(Mark 16:19); His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11).
We believe and teach in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation
because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature; and that only by God's grace 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 and teach the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; that they that are saved
unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (John
We believe and teach the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord and Savior (Romans 8:9; 1st
Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:26-28).
We believe and teach the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling and infilling the
Christian is enabled to live a Godly life and witness to the saving grace of Christ (Acts 1:8; Romans
8:13-14; 1st Corinthians 3:16;6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30;5:18; Titus 2:11-14).
We believe and teach God's design for the two sexes – male and female – and define marriage as
the joining of one biological man and one biological woman (Genesis 1:26-29; Genesis 2:23-24;
Matthew 19: 3-6; Mark 10: 6-9; Ephesians 5:28-32).
As we fulfill our mission, we do so with these commitments:
Christ-Centeredness: We recognize the Lord’s sovereignty over every aspect of life.
Therefore, we continuously seek His guidance and submit to His leadership as we pursue our
mission,glorifying Him in all that we do. (Matthew 28:18; Colossians 3:17)
The Authority of God’s Word: We believe the Scriptures to be the Spirit-inspired source of all
Truth and the lens through which we are to observe and relate to the world in which we live.
Therefore, the Scriptures guide and shape our thinking and practices as we provide a Bible-
based education for each student in the development of a Christian world-view. (John 17:17;
2nd Timothy 3:16)
Excellence: We believe that God is the creator and author of all that is good, beautiful, and
wise. Therefore, at SBCA excellence is not simply a word, it is a commitment for which we
continuously strive. Mediocrity in any endeavor is simply unacceptable. (1Corinthians 10:31;
Partnership with Parents: We recognize the God-given responsibility of each parent to raise
their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Therefore, we are dedicated to being
a resource for families, encouraging and facilitating the engagement of parents in the education
of their children, and supporting the values espoused in the home and church. (Proverbs 22:6;
Education of the Whole Student: We believe that students are more than minds to fill and
education is more than knowledge to dispense. Christian education recognizes the unique
dimensions of each student as a life to shape and a spirit to nurture. Therefore, we are
committed to providing a thorough and rigorous educational experience that touches each area
of a student’s life. (1st Cor. 12:4-6)
Spiritual Transformation: We are committed to a desire for each student coming to a saving
faith in Christ and to fostering a continuously maturing relationship with Him, His Church and
the Scriptures, leading to a life of personal holiness, theological clarity and selfless service. (2nd
Corinthians 5:17; Philippians 2:12-13).
Intellectual Development: We are committed to helping each student acquire the skills essential
to critical thinking, discernment, problem solving and effective application of core truths to
challenging life situations. (2nd Corinthians 10:5; James 1:5)
Life Preparation: We are committed to helping each student acquire the understanding and
insight necessary for success in pursuing God’s calling in college, vocation, family and
community life. (Jeremiah 29:11; 1 Samuel 1:27-28)
Cultural Engagement: We are committed to developing in each student the capacity, wisdom
and willingness to engage and critique popular culture and the arts from a sound Biblical
foundation. (Genesis 1:28; Romans 12:2)
Personal Relationships: We are committed to helping our students build and sustain strong
relationships with people from all walks of life, while learning to fully and joyfully participate in
the dynamics of community and church life. (John 13:34; 2Corinthains 6:14)
Physical Vigor: We are committed to helping students develop life-long habits of regular
exercise, healthy diet and team building, with an appreciation for athletics and recreation. (1Corinthians 6:19; 1st Corinthians 9:24)