The CGCA Mission
The mission of Cedar Grove Christian Academy is to provide a quality Christian education which emphasizes traditional Biblical values. By successfully carrying out this mission, the school hopes to play a significant role in the development of young people who will become effective Christians, impacting every part of society in our community, nation, and world.
This ongoing mission and the anticipated results are made possible through God’s continued grace and direction together with the support of many area partners and congregations, alumni, current school families, friends and benefactors, and the dedicated school faculty and staff.
The long-term benefits of a faith-based education can help instill compassion, empathy, and a servant’s heart. A Christian education enables your child to learn to relate God’s word to every aspect of his or her life.
Christian education at Cedar Grove Christian Academy also provides a nurturing community of friends and educators who share similar spirituality and foster a personal relationship with God.
CGCA does not discriminate against any child or staff member based on gender, race, color, or national origin. However, CGCA is not equipped to handle children who require special services and does reserve the right to deny admission for any student for whom we do not believe we have the ability to provide an appropriate and adequate education. Find more details here.
Fundamentals of our Faith
School Verse: “Sanctify them by Your Truth; Your Word is Truth.”John 17:17
The Mission of Cedar Grove Christian Academy is to give a quality Christian education emphasizing traditional Biblical values.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
The basis of Cedar Grove Christian Academy is the Bible. The school is part of the church at work with a focus on Biblically based education. We believe the following Statement of Faith summarizes the essential tenants of the Bible:
Our doctrinal basis is a belief in the triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; in the inspiration of the Old and New Testaments, in the original manuscripts; in the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ and His substitutional atonement for our sins; that salvation is by grace, through faith in Him who died for our sins, and rose again for our justification; and the resurrection of the dead, both just and unjust; and in eternal punishment of the lost; in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ to take His Church to be with Himself and to take His great power and reign.
The statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our 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 purpose of Cedar Grove Christian Academy’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our School Board is CGCA’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
The Bible teaches that a child or youth should be taught how to live a full and complete life to the glory of God (Ps. 78:4-7). The Bible is accepted as the inspired Word of God and the final authority for our life and faith. God has created and sustained everything through His son, Jesus Christ. The world and life are revelatory of God and glorify Him (II Tim. 3:16-17). All areas of learning must be taught from a Christian perspective. There is no division of “secular” and “religious” because God is the author of all knowledge and all truth is His truth.
This educational philosophy requires a Christian view of humanity: that humankind was created by God with the unique capacity to know and respond to God personally. However, people by nature and choice cannot glorify God in their natural state. People can do this only by being born again to do God’s will, which is the ultimate purpose of life. To be born again, one’s faith must be placed in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior (Rom. 10:9-10).
Our whole educational process seeks to restore the student to a position of true knowledge and righteousness through Christ. Students must be taught the Bible to understand God, their own nature, and their role as God’s image. This provides a foundation for cultivating spiritual discernment under the Lordship of Christ. Each student must be educated as an individual with unique abilities and personality, learning to live with others at home, in the church, or in society. Diversified knowledge, well-developed skills, and Christian values are needed to assist students in finding their role in today’s world and equipping them for service in Christ’s kingdom (Prov. 2:1-5).
The authority for such an education comes both from God’s command that children be taught to love God and place Him first in their lives, and from the fact that parents are responsible for the total education and training of their children. At the parents’ request, the Christian school becomes a partner in providing this education for the children in the family (Deut. 6:6,7). In partnership with parents, Cedar Grove Christian Academy seeks to provide God-centered education in a caring environment. We emphasize Trust, Scholarship, Service, and Community, while encouraging excellence as students impact the world for Christ.
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
All Scripture references are from the New King James Version.