Oskaloosa Christian School has been established and maintained by an association of parents who believe that it is their duty as Christians to provide Christian education for their children, and believing that this can best be accomplished by joint action, are committed to Christian training for their children in keeping with the teachings of the Holy Word of God.
Statement of Basic Beliefs and Purposes
OSKALOOSA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL BOARD POLICY 101
Oskaloosa Christian School was founded by believers from area Reformed Churches, for the purpose of educating their children for Christian life and service. The Board of Directors and the Staff of Oskaloosa Christian School hold to the following Statement of Beliefs:
The Bible is the only inspired and infallible Word of God and is the ultimate source of truth and authority in all matters of our faith and life.
There is only one God, who is eternal and all-powerful, the Sovereign God of heaven and earth. He created the universe and everything in it and maintains sovereign control over all things. He exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
God created man, both male and female, in His image. This is what separates us from the animals and all other forms of life. However, our forefather Adam disobeyed God and, as our representative, brought sin and death to the entire human race. The result is that all humans are born sinful, are unable, on their own, to please God, and deserve death and eternal punishment. This means that every person needs renewal and restoration: we are in need of God’s grace.
Jesus Christ came to renew and restore. He is true God and true man who died on the cross for our sins. All whom God called to believe in Him and repent have the forgiveness of sins and new life. This is possible because Jesus himself was raised from the dead. He ascended into heaven where He now rules as Lord. He will return to make all things new, judging all who have ever lived.
The right and responsibility to train children belong to parents, and Oskaloosa Christian School belongs to and depends on parents. At the foundation of our school is the unchangeable Word of God, interpreted according to reformed principles.
Oskaloosa Christian School helps students understand that God summons them to honest worship, moral discipline, personal holiness and that they must be equipped for meaningful service in the Kingdom of God.
Adopted 6-20-95 Reviewed 3-19-98, 10-19-99, 3-20-07 Revised 3-18-03