MISSION STATEMENT

COMMITTED TO PROVIDE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, WITH A CARING FACULTY, IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT, WHILE GLORIFYING GOD

PURPOSE

Our desire is to offer each student a quality education; however, we realize this goal can only be attained by teaching subject matter in the light of God’s Word. Therefore, our goal is to give each child an educational process designed to fulfill II Timothy 3:17: “That the child of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”
 
Since our desire is to instill an appreciation for godly living in the heart and life, we have found it necessary to have regulations concerning the daily operations of our academy. We recognize that not every family who has children in FRBA will agree with each of our preferences; however, it is important that each of us realize that conformity to academy policy is expected. “As much as lieth in us,” we desire to “live peaceably with all men” (Rom. 12:18). For we realize that “the letter killeth but the spirit giveth life” (II Cor. 3:6); therefore, it is necessary that harmony exist between the academy and the home with regard to each of the procedures and regulations by which we operate.
 
 
 

PHILOSOPHY OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Front Range Baptist Academy has a biblical philosophy of Christian education. Although the Bible does not mention the Christian school, it says much about the education of young people. God makes it plain that His goal for all Christians is that they “be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (II Tim. 3:17). To accomplish this task, God gives men various gifts “for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: till we all come in the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (Eph. 4:12-13). These verses describe the goal of Christian education: to create in every young person the likeness of Christ. Christian education should develop Christians whose activities in this life anticipate their eventual conformity to the image of Christ (Rom. 8:29).

Christian education should take place first and foremost in the Christian home. In the Old Testament, parents are commanded to “teach [God’s Word] diligently unto [their] children” (Deut. 6:7). In the New Testament they are commanded to “bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Eph. 6:4). These commands are directed to Christian parents, who bear ultimate responsibility for the success or failure of their children’s education. Another institution with God-given responsibilities for education is the church. In the Great Commission, Jesus tells His church—all Christians—to go and disciple “all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you” (Matt. 28:19- 20). Notice the order in which the Great Commission was given. First, we are to make disciples. A prerequisite to discipling is evangelism; a person must be won to Christ before he can be discipled. Second, we are to baptize these converts. Third, we are to teach them everything that God has commanded us. Christians are to win the lost to Christ and then teach them, regardless of their age.

In our generation the Christian school has been established as an arm of the home and, usually, of the church. It has accepted responsibility for reinforcing the biblical teachings of the home and church. The Christian school does not relieve parents of the ultimate responsibility for the education of children. However, its goal should be the goal of Christian parents: making the student Christ-like.

Therefore, the purpose of Christian education is to assist the family and church in training and teaching children through instruction centered upon Jesus Christ and founded upon the absolute truths of His Word (II Cor. 5:18; John 1:1-5). Jesus Christ is the center of all truth/education; therefore, FRBA only selects curriculum that keeps Christ at the center of all learning.
 
 
 

STATEMENT OF FAITH

We believe the Bible to be verbally inspired by God in its original writings, that it is truth without any mixture of error and is our sole rule of faith and practice for believers. (II Timothy 3:16)

We believe there is only one true God, existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  These three are co-eternal and co-equal from all eternity, each with distinct personalities but of one essence. (John 14, 15, 16)

We believe that Adam was created in holiness in the image of God, but by voluntary transgressions fell, and thus the whole race is now sinful by nature and practice; and therefore, under just condemnation to eternal separation from God. (Romans 5:12)

We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God Who entered into the world through the virgin birth, living among us without sin as perfect man and perfect God. (Matthew 1:23, Hebrews 4:15)

We believe that Jesus Christ shed His blood on Calvary as a vicarious substitute for all sinners, and that He was buried and rose again bodily and ascended to the right hand of the Father.  He will personally return to rapture His church before the seven years of great Tribulation followed by His pre-millennial return to earth to establish His Kingdom according to the Scriptures. (II Corinthians 5:21, Luke 24:46-51, Revelation 1:7)

We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts sinners, regenerates, sanctifies, indwells the believer, and fills him for effective service. (John 16:7-13)

We believe that men are born again by the Holy Spirit as they repent and believe the gospel message.  We believe that they are justified by grace through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ without any mixture of works. (John 1:12, Ephesians 2:8,9)

We believe in the priesthood of the believer and that God has made provision for each believer to be victorious by being led of the Spirit and by not walking after the flesh. (Hebrews 4:14-16, Romans 8:11)

We believe in the eternal security of the believer and that he is guaranteed eternal life and a resurrected glorified body at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (John 10:29, I Corinthians 15:51-54)

We believe that a New Testament church is an autonomous local group of believers baptized by immersion and actively engaged in fulfilling the Great Commission.  We believe that baptism and the Lord’s Supper constitute the only two ordinances of the Church. (Matthew 28:18-20, I Corinthians 10:16,17)

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost–the saved unto the resurrection of life eternal and the lost unto the resurrection of eternal damnation. (Romans 8:11-23, Revelation 21:8)

We believe that Satan is a person and that Hell is a place of eternal conscious punishment for him, his hosts, and all unbelievers. (John 13:2, II Corinthians 4:4, Matthew 25:41, Revelation 20:10)

We believe that churches are mandated by Scripture to abstain from all forms of compromise with unbelief.  We believe that believers are commanded to fellowship only with those churches that follow Scriptural methods.  We believe that this mandate above all means complete separation from all forms of Modernism, including the World and National Council of Churches. (I Corinthians 6:19,20; II Corinthians 6:14,15)

We believe that the Bible declares itself to be the message of God and sets forth the principle that this message is to be interpreted as literally as possible within its historical and cultural background.  We believe that we must follow the Scriptures and not emotions and avoid the faddist and cultist deviation of our day, including the so-called charismatic movement.  We further believe that since the Scriptures are the inspired Word of God, we need to use the most accurate translations possible and avoid those translations and paraphrases of the Scripture that take liberties that are unwarranted.  We recommend the King James (Authorized) for general and church use. (Hebrews 4:12, II Timothy 3:16)

 
 
 

STUDENT OUTCOME GOALS

The process of teaching and learning must include the general goals for every FRBA student. Because FRBA’s goal is Christlikeness, we seek to help parents develop their young people in four areas.

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” – Romans 12:2
 
SPIRITUAL GOALS
  • Demonstrate a personal profession of faith in and a relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Share one’s faith in the Lord Jesus Christ
  • Live in obedience to parents and authority figure
  • Have a daily time of devotions in which one reads God’s Word and prays
  • Demonstrate a strong Christian testimony and live an exemplary life
  • Participate faithfully in church services and be active in a ministry
  • Seek God’s will for one’s career path and future mate
  • Continue to be a godly example for the academy
  • Instill in each student a strong sense of right and wrong
  • Make one aware of the spiritual blessings that result from doing
  • Warn of the many wrongs that now characterize our culture and the negative consequences to be borne by those who choose those wrongs
  • Be willing to serve with humility and Christian grace
  • Be willing to stand for truth no matter how difficult
  • Exhibit an appreciation for both the unity and diversity of all people    as created in God’s image
  • Appreciate a creation worldview
  • Be positive and exhibit an enthusiastic service to family, church, school, and community
 
ACADEMIC GOALS
  • Communicate effectively and clearly with proper grammar
  • Exhibit excellent study skills
  • Demonstrate a proficiency in communication using written, oral, digital, and visual means
  • Logically analyze situations and be a problem-solver
  • Appreciate music and fine arts
  • Understand the role of government in American society
  • Possess research skills
  • Demonstrate a proficiency in math, science, history, geography, and English
  • Physical Goals
  • Develop a respect for the body as the temple of the Holy Spirit
  • Take intelligent care of the body
  • Encourage the yielding of the body as an instrument for God’s use
 
SOCIAL GOALS
  • Develop an understanding of the student’s place and obligation within the family
  • Share one’s Christian responsibility as a citizen
  • Conduct one’s self in a job interview with poise and polish
  • Show confidence and diplomacy in social situations
  • Dress appropriately for any occasion
  • Demonstrate social graces for a formal event or dinner
  • Speak articulately for any occasion
  • Exhibit one’s self on social media professionally and considerately
  • Possess student leadership qualities in academics, fine arts, and athletics
  • Have empathy toward those in need in the academy, community, and the world