Formation of Jackson Christian School
Jackson Christian School began as Jackson Baptist School in 1972. The school was born by God’s grace as a result of the efforts of concerned parents and ten area churches. Jackson Christian enjoys the freedom of educating children with a biblical worldview in every respect. The school is non-denominational; with a student body that represents over 45 area churches. All faculty, staff and board members must be in complete agreement with the school statement of faith, philosophy of education and lifestyle statement. This agreement of faith and goals amongst school staff, parents and our governing board creates a unique family environment which serves children from Christian families with academic excellence, transforming faith and preparation for life.
|Equipping Students to Impact the World for Christ.|
|Equipping...||providing the tools and inspiration to enable and empower every student, spiritually and academically|
|Impact...||to be a transforming influence|
|The World...||in their culture, families, churches, communities and workplaces and to the ends of the earth|
|For Christ...||in the name of and for the sake of Jesus Christ, who gave Himself that we would no longer live selfishly, but for Him|
Jackson Christian School students will possess wisdom, knowledge and a Biblical worldview resulting in a lifestyle of Godly character, leadership, service, stewardship and worship.
Biblical Worldview Statement
A biblical worldview is the most important element of a Jackson Christian School education. We teach a biblical worldview in every classroom, in every discipline in every grade. Deuteronomy 6: 6-8 expresses the absolute importance of teaching our children biblically, where it says, "Write these commandments that I've given you today on your hearts. Get them inside of you and then get them inside your children. Talk about them wherever you are, sitting at home or walking in the street; talk about them from the time you get up in the morning to when you fall into bed at night. Tie them on your hands and foreheads as a reminder; inscribe them on the doorposts of your homes and on your city gates." The Message
In the New Testament Colossians 1:18 states, that Christ should have first place in all things. A biblical worldview is clearly defined in the JCS Biblical Worldview Statement.
Expected Student Outcomes
Expected Student Outcomes are 25 statements regarding the specific outcomes that our programs and curriculum are focused around. These outcomes clearly define the goals of a Jackson Christian education in regards to; Academic Excellence, Spiritual Transformation and Preparing Students for Life. Learn more...
Jackson Christian School is fully accredited by two
· The Association of Christian Schools International
The Association of
Christian Schools International
Christian Schools International
Michigan High School Athletic Association
Michigan Band and Orchestra Association
The authority of Scripture
The Bible is inerrant and is the basis for all wisdom and truth, integral to academics, programs, and activities. II Timothy 3:15-17
The priority of a vibrant relationship
All school personnel are expected to pursue, and all students are encouraged to pursue, a growing relationship with Christ. Colossians 2:6-7
The God-given worth of each child
Each child is to be developed to his or her full spiritual, physical, intellectual and social potential. I Thessalonians 5:2 3, Luke 2:52
The importance of parents and churches
The school’s role in educating and discipling students is to support the primary responsibility of parents and churches. Deuteronomy 6:6-10, I Thessalonians 1:1-3
Competency of staff
All staff are professional and proficient in their responsibilities and are committed to continuing development. Colossians 3:24, I Corinthians 10:31
Proper stewardship of resources
Finances, capital resources and supplies are to be handled with integrity, wisdom, and accountability, to provide affordable tuition, fair compensation, and fiscal stability. II Corinthians 8:20-21
Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible to be the inspired,
infallible, inerrant, authoritative, Word of God. II Timothy 3:15, II
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 Christ, John 10:33, His virgin birth, Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, His sinless life, Hebrews 4:15, Hebrews 7:26, His atoning death, burial and resurrection, I Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 1:7, John 11:25, I Corinthians 15:4, 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 single 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 2:8-9, Titus 3:5.
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, I Corinthians 3:16, I Corinthians 6:19-20, Ephesians 4:30, Ephesians 5:18