Statement of Faith

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16)
  • We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30)
  • We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ (John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15; Hebrews 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (1 Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); His personal return in power and glory. (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11)
  • We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature; and that men are justified on the ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ and that only by God’s grace and through faith alone are we saved. (John 3:16-19; John 5:24; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:8-9; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5)
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and those that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (John 5:28-29)
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:26-28)
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. (Romans 8:13-14; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30; Ephesians 5:18)

 

Core Values

  • Biblical truth – teaching the Bible as the foundation and final authority of truth
  • Discipleship – teaching what it means to follow Jesus in profession and practice
  • Godly character – teaching and modeling character traits that reflect the person and nature of God
  • Respect for leadership – teaching a respect for and submission to authority
  • Self-discipline – teaching the importance of restraint and personal responsibility in speech and actions
  • Love – teaching the intrinsic value of every person and the need to treat them with respect and dignity
  • Unity & diversity – teaching an appreciation for each person’s uniqueness and the ability to work together despite differences
  • Citizenship – teaching civic duty, patriotism, and an appreciation for our Christian and American heritage
  • Academic excellence – teaching a strong work ethic and the desire to succeed for the glory of God
  • Partnership – working in cooperation with parents to help each child discover their identity in Christ and reach their highest potential

 

Educational Philosophy

  • The education of children and youth is the primary responsibility of parents and is a process that continues from birth until maturity. (Deuteronomy 6:7-9; Ephesians 6:4; Deuteronomy 11:18-21; Psalm 78:1-7; Proverbs 22:6; Malachi 2:13-16)
  • The education of children and youth must have as its primary goals the salvation and discipleship of the next generation. It must be based on God’s Word as absolute truth, and it must hold Christ as preeminent in all of life. (Matthew 28:18-20; Matthew 24:35; Psalm 119:9; Colossians 2:3, 6-10)
  • The education of children and youth, if and when delegated to others by parents, must be done with utmost care to ensure that all teachers follow the above principles and do nothing to hinder the spiritual and moral development of the next generation. The result should be the formation of a belief system (worldview) patterned after the belief system (worldview) of the student’s teachers.  (Matthew 18:6; Mark 10:14; Exodus 18:21; Luke 6:40)

 

Educational Objectives

  • Education in the Bible was never centered on how to “make a living.” It was always centered on “how to live right!”  As recorded in Luke 2:52 about Jesus, TCA endeavors to live out our philosophy by developing our students…
    • Mentally…in wisdom and excellence
    • Physically…in stature
    • Spiritually…in favor with God, and
    • Socially…in favor with men.

From this philosophy we derive our educational objectives.

  • For the mental (academic) development of the student, TCA endeavors to…
    • Promote academic excellence
    • Help the student gain a thorough comprehension and command of the fundamental processes used in communication with others
    • Teach and encourage good study habits
    • Develop creative and critical thinking and the proper use of Biblical criteria for evaluation
    • Foster curiosity
    • Develop an understanding of our Christian heritage
    • Promote good citizenship through developing an understanding and appreciation of our American heritage of freedom and human dignity
    • Impart knowledge of the world and current affairs and relate them to God’s plan for mankind
    • Teach the student how to do research and properly use the scientific method
    • Impart to students a knowledge of origins based on Creation
    • Develop an awareness of the nature of God through all fine arts
    • Teach the various academic disciplines and their importance in society
  • For the spiritual and moral development of the student, TCA endeavors to…
    • Lead each student into a personal, saving relationship with Christ as Lord and Savior
    • Develop a desire in each student to know and do the will of God
    • Aid families in making their homes God-centered, continuing the instruction already begun in the home
    • Encourage each student to take personal responsibility for their spiritual growth
    • Encourage students to be involved in the activities of the local church
    • Teach the student consistent daily Christian living and service by developing in the student a Christian worldview
    • Equip and encourage students to witness for Christ, through the power of the indwelling Spirit of God
    • Encourage the use of the Bible as a personal source of wisdom and guidance
    • Develop a Biblical sense of right and wrong and teach students how to overcome sin
    • Foster self-discipline in students
    • Instill in each student a respect for and submission to authority
    • Integrate all subjects with the teaching of the Bible
    • Teach the fundamental doctrines of the Bible
  • For the personal and social development of the student, TCA endeavors to…
    • Promote a balanced personality by helping each student understand and accept themselves as God made them and to fully develop their capabilities in relationship with Christ
    • Foster wholesome relationships through the development of social skills based on the Christian concept of love and the development of Biblical criteria for a future spouse
    • Develop the proper attitudes, understanding, and skills needed to establish God-honoring homes
    • Impart a Biblical attitude toward material things and promote the wise use of them for God’s glory
    • Teach Biblical qualities of character
    • Teach the student to respect and value others
    • Show a realistic Biblical view of life and work, providing skills for future endeavors in college and career
    • Encourage the student to be a valuable contributing member of society
    • Promote good stewardship of the body through fitness, maintenance, and skillful use to God’s glory
    • Encourage wholesome use of leisure time

 

Goals: TCA has three simple yet transformational desires for each student:

  1. Authentic faith – TCA seeks to cultivate hearts impassioned to know and worship God.
  2. Educational excellence – TCA seeks to develop minds that are disciplined to think Biblically and deeply across all academic disciplines.
  3. Personal responsibility – TCA seeks to equip hands to serve the community and the world.