STATEMENT OF FAITH
Park Christian School is a ministry of First Baptist Church in Cody, Wyoming. The school will function as part of the educational process provided in the embodiment of our church corporation. The school will operate under the church constitution and statement of faith set forth as follows:
-We believe all of the Bible is inspired of God and is true. (2 Timothy 3:16)
-We believe in God the father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, one God existing in three persons. (Matthew 28:19)
-We believe the six days of creation was found in Genesis as literal 24-hour days, and we disavowal the theory of evolution.
-We believe that Jesus is God. (John 10:33)
-We believe that all men are by nature sinful, lost, and in need of salvation provided by Jesus Christ. (Romans 6:23)
-We believe that lost sinners can be saved from their sin, guilt, and judgment by faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ who died in our place. (Romans 5:8-9)
-We believe once a person has been saved by God’s grace, he will never lose his salvation. (John 10:28-29)
-We believe that Christ has established local churches to preach and practice the Bible. (Acts 2:41-42, 47)
-We believe that those who have trusted in Christ as their Savior should change their behavior to conform to God’s will revealed in the Bible. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
-We believe that Satan is a real being in spirit form who has power on this earth. (Job 1:6-7)
-We believe that Heaven (1 Peter 1:2-4) and Hell (1 Thessalonians 1:8-9) are literal places, and that only the saved will be in Heaven. (Matthew 25:46)
-We believe in the separation of church and state. (Matthew 22:21)
-We are an independent, autonomous church with the Bible as our only rule of faith and practice.
-We believe it is our God given responsibility to educate our children in both spiritual and practical truth. (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)
We recognize God as the sole source of all truth and life. God created all things and has revealed himself to us. Therefore our philosophy is God-centered (Theistic) rather than man-centered (Humanistic), viewing all life and truth from God’s perspective instead of man’s perspective, and recognizing no separation of knowledge into sacred and secular.
The Bible reveals the total man as composed of spirit (spiritual), mind (intellect), body (physical), and emotion (social). [Luke 2:52] God’s program of development (training or education) is the responsibility of the parents.
God has chosen to propagate life through the union of husband and wife, and He has given the parents the responsibility of training their children. The highest end (goal) of man is to recognize God, submit to God, glorify God, and to train his family to do the same.
Training (education) is the process of instilling the truth by precept, example, and discipline. This is best accomplished with the authoritarian structure built upon the following:
1. A traditional (teacher-centered) system rather than a progressive (student-centered) system.
2. A disciplined (controlled) atmosphere rather than a permissive
3. God’s absolutes rather than man’s reason as a standard.
A biblical worldview must permeate every subject of knowledge, and it must be understood, interpreted, and analyzed from a biblical perspective. The home and the church are the God-revealed institutions for caring out these responsibilities.
Park Christian School has been established as an educational arm of First Baptist Church to assist Christian parents in the God Dash given responsibility of teaching and training their own children to live according to the principles and truths of God’s Word and to encourage them to serve their Savior faithfully.
The Bible classes taught at Park Christian School will be based strictly on biblical teaching rather than on denominational or sectarian teachings.
Attendance at Park Christian schools is a privilege, not a right. The goal of the school is to train Christian youth to serve the Lord. Park Christian school stands without apology on the doctrines and principles revealed in the Bible.The school reserves the right to demand the highest standards of morality and Christian behavior in its staff and students.