Why Christian Education?
The mission of FBCA is to emphasize a Christ-centered philosophy of excellence in providing students both an academic and spiritual education. This academy exists to provide a learning experience aimed at developing the student's maximum spiritual, intellectual, social, physical and emotional potential, empowering them to impact the world for the glory of God.
Graduates of First Baptist Christian Academy of Troy, Missouri will be able to demonstrate (or will have experienced) the following five criteria which comprises the STARS philosophy.
FBCA students are:
Seeking to know God (2 Peter 3:18)—Each student will be encouraged to know the one true God and to love Him with all one's heart, soul, and mind; to experience a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior; and to live Spirit-led lives.
Training in godliness (1 Timothy 4:12)—Each student will have multiple opportunities to develop strong faith and godly character through the personal disciplines of prayer, Bible study, scripture memory, worship, character development, health and wellness, and personal obedience to God and to God's agents of authority (parents, teachers, church leaders, government).
Achieving academic excellence (2 Timothy 2:15)--
Each student will acquire a basic core of knowledge in mathematics, communication arts, social sciences, natural sciences, computer-literacy skills, salvation and biblical theology, and fine arts foundational to academic success in high school and in being life-long learners.
Each student will be able to think, solve problems, communicate, plan, prioritize, and creatively express oneself.
Each student will participate in positive, challenging classrooms where educators utilize a wide variety of effective teaching and assessment methods.
Relating to others in love (John 13:34-35)--The student will build skills in gaining a proper view of God, others, and self and in being peace makers knowing effective skills to resolve conflict.
Serving others as Christ served (Philippians 2:5-7)--The student will have multiple opportunities to serve others in school, community, and mission endeavors with a wholehearted and sacrificial attitude and redemptive purpose.
Functioning as an extension of the home, FBCA supports parents who seek to obey the Biblical instruction which gives them ultimate responsibility for the education of their children (Deuteronomy 6:6-8). FBCA promotes itself as a family ministry intent on meeting the educational needs of the students as well as assisting the parents in developing their child spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially.
At FBCA our mission is twofold:
We want to assist our parents in grounding our children in God's Word. We care about the spiritual fervor of our student body and seek to exalt Christ in every aspect of the educational process. It is the spiritual goal of the school, furthermore, that our students desire to conform to our Lord's image and purpose in their hearts to live for Him the rest of their lives.
We want to give our children an excellent education. Our educational approach is fundamental and strong. We teach with a strong curriculum to provide for our students a quality educational program. Our goal is that our students will be well trained academically and yielded to the Lordship of Christ so that they will be useful tools in His hand now and in the future.
These two primary goals, then, have a direct influence on the teachers and staff FBCA employs and on the curriculum selected for the classroom. Regarding our staff, we believe that whoever shapes a young person's mind cannot avoid being a role model in a total sense. One cannot teach from a neutral perspective or world view. Whatever teachers believe and stand for will show in their teaching and will influence their students. This is one reason why a Christian education from Christian teachers is so essential for our students. At FBCA we are convinced that the influence of teachers as Christian role models is essential in the educational experience of our children. All of our teachers profess to be born-again Christians committed to the local church and are equipped with personal and professional qualifications necessary for teaching excellence. FBCA teachers have a heart for the Christian school ministry and demonstrate genuine concern for the emotional and spiritual well-being of the children. With a love for the Lord and for children, the teachers at FBCA have a tremendous impact on not only the students' studies, but also on their attitudes toward all aspects of life.
The Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God.
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His resurrection and ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
For the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary.
In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
Heaven and Hell are definite places.
In the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Doctrine of Morality (Human Sexuality):
We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God's gift of sex. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one's gender by surgery or appearance.
Definition of Marriage: We believe that the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman.