We are a community of Christian believers. We represent different churches and denominations, but we agree on the essentials of the historic Christian faith and we hold in common a personal declaration of the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We believe in the importance of personal spiritual growth, as it reflects on all aspects of our life. We believe in the importance of the local church, which is made up of believers who gather for worship, fellowship, and teaching. Therefore, we are committed to regular church attendance and involvement and in pursuit of personal, spiritual maturity. We agree and fully support CCA’s statement of Faith.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe in the importance of the local church, which is made up of believers who gather for worship, fellowship, and teaching. We believe in the responsibility of the church to fulfill the Great Commission of Christ, preaching the gospel to all nations.
We believe that eternal life is a free gift of grace bestowed upon each repentant sinner who responds in faith to the provision of salvation from Jesus Christ.
We believe the Bible to be the authoritative Word of God, inerrant, verbally inspired, and infallible in its original state.
We believe there is but one living and true God, perfect in all His attributes, one in essence, eternally existing in three persons — Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the full deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His real humanity, His sinless life and that He was God incarnate (both God and man) for the purpose of revealing the Father, redeeming men and ruling over God’s kingdom. Jesus accomplished man’s redemption through His death on the cross and resurrection.
We believe that in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth out of nothing in the space of six days.
We believe the triune God alone has existed from eternity past and in His wisdom decided to create the universe from nothing. God spoke and it came into existence. Humanity did not evolve from lower life forms, but was created by God.
We believe because God has ordained marriage and defined it as the covenant relationship between a man, a woman, and Himself, CCA will only recognize marriages between a biological man and a biological woman.
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Gen 1:26-27.) Rejection of one’s biological sex is rejection of the image of God within the person.
We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen.2:18-25.) We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1Cor.6:18, 7:2-5; Heb 13:4.) We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of marriage between a man and a woman.
We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God. (Matt 15:18-20; 1Cor 6:9-10.)
We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life. (Ps 139:13-18; Job 14:5.)
CCA’s statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our core beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of CCA’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our board of directors is CCA’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
We ask that all parents and staff members avoid highly debatable topics that tend to divide evangelical believers. Such topics would include: mode of baptism, communion, gifts of the Holy Spirit, and the end times. Students will be referred to their parents if a debatable topic of a theological nature should arise in school.
We ask that members of our administration, faculty, staff, and volunteers only teach and proclaim those doctrines not in disagreement with our Statement of Faith.
To be eligible for enrollment or employment, all families, staff, administration, faculty, and volunteers must sign that they agree with and fully support CCA’s Statement of Faith.