Covenant Community Pledge & Statement of Faith
Legacy Christian Academy is more than a school. It is more than any one class, any one teacher, or any one student. It is more than any one person. Legacy Christian Academy is a Covenant Christian Community, made whole by every last student, parent, faculty and staff member, which exists in covenant with God and with each other as Christians. To protect, nurture and grow our community, we make this pledge:>
As members of Legacy's leadership, faculty, and staff, we promise the following:
1. We will know your child.
2. We will love your child.
3. We will prepare your child.
We promise that we will take a personal interest in your child's welfare and progress. We will not allow him or her to fall through the cracks. We will treat your child as if he or she is one of our own. And we will reinforce the truth that he or she is made in God's image and reflects His glory.
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As parents and family members of Legacy's student body, we promise the following:
1. We will pray for this school with our whole family.
2. We will allow LCA to hold our children accountable for their actions.
3. We will model how Christians resolve conflicts with other Christians.
Our children will know that LCA is worthy of our prayers. We will teach our children that the choices they make and the actions they take have consequences, good and bad. And we will personally demonstrate that Biblical principles are true and can be trusted.
What is a Covenant Christian Community?
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. (Hebrews 10:24)
We call Legacy Christian Academy a Covenant Christian Community, because we can expect and place trust in each other to pursue our individual lives with shared purpose, values and a clarity of mission. Since our founding, LCA has identified as a school that serves Christian families, and we are both intentional and unapologetic in our integration of faith and learning.
Our community is characterized by trust, respect and recognition of shared goals and values.
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:6)
In a covenant community, members support each other, worship together and provide the guidance each person needs to strengthen their faith. Likewise, in a covenant school, students, families, and members of the faculty and staff work together to establish, strengthen and perfect the community.
This covenant we see as more powerful than any legal contract, for it is shared in faith with each other and with God, and it is the depth of our lifelong relationships that make our covenant community strong.
Our school and families acknowledge the importance of forging a strong, unified partnership that acts in concert.
Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?' Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.' (Matthew 18)
Our Christian covenant community is a true partnership between the school and the families it serves, made complete by our shared pledge above. As partners, we work together daily to strengthen our covenant and to resolve problems and conflicts as Christians, with forthright and reasonable discussions and resolutions which are mutually beneficial to all.
Head of School Bill McGee on Our Covenant Community
In his 2016 inaugural address, Legacy Head of School Bill McGee shared his vision – our vision – of a true Christian covenant community with LCA students and families.
Statement of Faith
Legacy Christian Academy is a non-denominational, evangelical school. It is important for each of our families to understand and agree with the basic Biblical standards that the school is based upon.
- We believe that the Bible is inspired by God, inerrant and authoritative, without error in the original writing, and that it is the divine and final authority for Christians. Examine these Scriptures: II Timothy 3:16; Psalms 12:6, 119:105, 160; II Peter 1:16, 20, 21; Proverbs 30:5.
- We believe in one God, creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons. Examine these Scriptures: Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 2:22; Psalms 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14.
- We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of the Virgin Mary; we believe that Christ shed His blood on the cross, dying for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice, and that He arose bodily from the grave and ascended into heaven; we believe that man finds salvation only through faith in Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. Examine these Scriptures: Matthew 1:22,23; Hebrews 4:14, 15; Acts 1:9-11; Isaiah 9:6; I Corinthians 15:3,4; I Timothy 6:14,15; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Romans 1:3,4; Titus 2:13.
- We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, equal with God the Father and God the Son; He indwells every believer from the moment of salvation and empowers the Christian for godly living. Examine these Scriptures: II Corinthians 3:17; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 1:13; Ephesians 5:18; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; I Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Galatians 5:25.
- We believe that all true believers from the day of Pentecost until the rapture are members of the universal church regardless of organizational affiliation.
- Please see the Student Handbook for more details on LCA’s beliefs and the foundation of our faith and worldview.