Statement of Philosophy

The philosophy of Canyon Creek Christian Academy is based on a biblical worldview of life.  Our objectives are Christ-centered. We believe in the existence of the Sovereign Almighty God, Who alone is the source of all truth and wisdom.  God has revealed Himself through His creation, through His Son, Jesus Christ, and through His Word, the Bible.

Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me”  (John 14:6).  Through His death, burial, and resurrection, Jesus provided the only way for man to be reconciled to God.  He alone is the mediator between God and man.  According to Proverbs 1:7, knowledge begins with the fear of the Lord.  Colossians 2:3 declares that Jesus is the source of all knowledge and wisdom.  Scripture admonishes us to bring our thought life into subjection to Him.  Therefore, as the source of true wisdom and as the sole mediator for man, Jesus Christ is the cornerstone for the philosophy and existence of Canyon Creek Christian Academy. 

We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God.  It is without error and is the complete and final revelation of God concerning all matters of truth, faith, and practice.  It is the only objective authority for discerning truth in our world.  Therefore, the Bible is the integral foundation for what is formally taught both inside and outside the classroom.  There is no division between what is secular and what is sacred; all truth proceeds from God.

We believe the teacher is the key to the process of Christian education.  The teacher must be a role model whose life is being conformed into the image of Christ and who is dedicated to His call on his life.  According to Luke 6:40, these characteristics are required in order for the teacher to help the students truly become conformed to the image of Christ, to know and do the will of God, and to desire to seek God’s personal plan in their own lives.

In Genesis 1:27, the Bible teaches that God created man in His image; therefore, man has dignity, worth, and value.  Scripture teaches that in order to achieve God’s purpose and meaning in life, man must live in dependence on and subjection to his Creator.  Man is by nature a fallen sinner and is, therefore, incapable of knowing and pleasing God on his own.  The good news we proclaim is that man can restore this relationship by being recreated in God’s image.  This is accomplished only through repentance and faith in the substitutionary atonement of Jesus Christ.  At the moment of belief and regeneration, the Holy Spirit indwells the believer.  It is through man’s submission to the Holy Spirit’s power, teaching, and leading that man is able to live in obedience to God.  We seek to guide each student to restoration in Christ by developing a whole person spiritually, morally, academically, socially, and physically.  We desire to help the student see life from God’s perspective and not from man’s alone

   

Implications

 

  • The school desires to teach and train so that Deuteronomy 6:5 is fulfilled in each student’s life.
  • The school teaches from a Christian worldview emanating from the Bible.
  • The school and the home must cooperate closely in every phase of the student’s development, especially as it relates to the school program.
  • The school’s subjects and activities are based upon Bible teaching.
  • The school strives to teach the student to apply ethics and standards of morality based upon the Bible to every part of life.
  • The school will strive to instill a desire for excellence in the academic disciplines and in the skills required for higher education and future employment.
  • The school will help the student to develop his personality based upon a proper understanding and acceptance of himself as a unique individual created in the image of God.
  • The school will seek to help the student develop a right relationship with God which will result in respect and loving concern for family members, teachers, and all others in society.
  • The school will emphasize to students that their bodies are temples of God’s Holy Spirit, and that they have the responsibility of treating their bodies with great care and respect.