With the Word of God as our foundation, Greenbrier Christian Academy exists in support of the local church to partner with parents to provide a Christ-centered education that:
- Gives the student the opportunity to know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord (Romans 10:9-10)
- Challenges them to excel academically (Proverbs 1:7)
- Provides programs that disciple them to increase in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man (Luke 2:52)
Statement of Philosophy
Greenbrier Christian Academy is dedicated to the philosophy that Christian education is the only true education. This view holds that God is central, and that everything else exists in relation to Him. The Bible says that the "fear of God is the beginning of knowledge" (Proverbs 1:7) therefore, any valid education must have this reverence of God as its starting point and doing the will of God as its goal.
The Bible teaches us that children are a gift from God and stewarding this gift is a serious responsibility. Christian education recognizes that children are a unity of spiritual, mental, social and physical parts. This is important to recognize if the whole child is to be trained. An education that includes the spiritual nature must be provided, or else the child will grow up never knowing the true purpose for living -- indeed, without ever fully living! (John 10:10)
In the world, "secular" and "sacred" are divided. Christian education recognizes no such split. Everything is to be done for the glory of God, and every truth learned is from God, whether it be scientific, historical, or "sacred." Christian education seeks to teach its full curriculum in this light. Only teachers acting as ministers of God’s Word coupled with completely God-centered worldviews can communicate the concept that God is the God of the Christian's everyday life, and that He must be the master of that life.
Greenbrier Christian Academy adheres to the historical Christian view of life as presented in the Bible. Since God created and sustains everything through His Son, Jesus Christ, the world and all life are God-created and should glorify Him. Man is by nature a sinner and is separated from God. Man can only be restored to fellowship with God through the acceptance of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross as the complete payment for the sin of mankind. (John 14:6)
Therefore, the total process of education must seek to guide each individual to this restoration in Christ by developing the whole person, spiritually, mentally, socially, and physically. It must present all truth as God's truth and integrate it with God's Word.
Greenbrier Christian Academy's philosophy of education results in subject matter being interpreted from a biblical perspective. The students are instructed to view life from God's perspective rather than from a humanistic persuasion that is presented in the world today.
Although the facts of science, math, literature and history are the same no matter where they are taught, it is the Christian teacher's interpretation of those facts from a biblical viewpoint that makes the difference. A biblical philosophy of education requires one to filter everything in life through God's Word, including textbooks; if the textbook does not agree with the teachings found in God's Word, then the book is wrong. God's Word represents absolute truth and is always factual and correct. (II Timothy 3:16)
A biblical philosophy of education is based upon God's absolutes provided through His Holy Word, the Bible. The word of God forms the basis of our philosophy of life.
Statement of Faith
The basis of Greenbrier Christian Academy shall be the Word of God. The following statement of
faith is derived there of:
1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. II Timothy 3:16-17 (Also II Peter 1:19-21)
2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
I am the LORD, and there is no other; there is no God besides Me. Isaiah 45:5 (Also Matthew 28:19;
Acts 5:3,4; Colossians 2:9)
3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His
miracles, His teachings, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily
resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God... And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:1, 14 (Also Acts 1:11; Philippians 2:6-11)
4. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit: to convict and regenerate the lost and to
indwell the Christian, enabling him to live a godly life. And I will pray to the Father; and He will
give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever; the Spirit of truth, whom the world
cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with
you and will be in you. John 14:16-17 (Also John 6:8,13)
5. We believe that salvation for lost and sinful man comes only by God's grace through faith in the
death of Jesus Christ on the cross, his burial and his resurrection from the grave thereby conquering death and providing eternal life for believers. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 (Also Romans 3:21-28; Titus 3:5-7; Acts 16:31)
6. We believe in the resurrection from the dead of both the saved and the lost: the saved unto the
resurrection of life with Christ and the lost unto the resurrection of eternal judgment apart from
Christ. Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His
voice and come forth; those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. John 5:28-29 (Also Matthew 25:41-46; Revelation 21:1-8)
7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ through the practice of
consistent worship in a local church. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and
good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together; as is the manner of some, but
exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25
(Also Ephesians 5:23-32; I Corinthians 12:12-27)
8. We believe that God has ordained marriage between a man and a woman as our basic unit of social order. According to scripture, marriage is defined only with one meaning: The uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in God’s word, the Bible. (Genesis 2:18-25). We believe that God intends the gift of sexual intimacy to only occur between a man and woman who are married to each other. (1 Corinthians 6:18, 7: 2-5 and Hebrews 13:4). We believe that God’s command is that there be no sexual intimacy outside of or apart from marriage between man and a woman.
9. We believe that God wonderfully foreordained and immutably created each person as either male or female in conformity with their biological sex as defined by their chromosomal makeup. These two distinct yet complimentary genders together reflect the true image and nature of God. (Genesis 1:26-27).
Our Statement of Faith is not exhaustive of all of our beliefs. The Bible, as the inspired and infallible
Word of God, speaks with absolute authority regarding the proper conduct of mankind and is the
unchanging foundation for all belief and behavior. The School Board of Greenbrier Christian
Academy holds the final authority on biblical meaning and application with regard to faith, doctrine,
policy, practice, and discipline.