Mission

Philosophy of Christian Education

Purpose of Christian Education

Priority of Christian Education

 We believe that God is the source of all truth. Therefore, to a large degree science, history, literature, political and social movements must be considered in the light of God's truth as revealed in the Bible. Man can rightly understand and adjust to life on earth only as he understands and adjusts to the Creator and Savior, Jesus Christ.
 
Therefore, we believe that there is no separation between the secular and the sacred ... every bush is a burning bush and all ground is holy. To the Christian every task is sacred and every word and deed ought to be done to the glory of the Lord. Whether Bible class, science laboratory, language study, sports, or kitchen work, all should be done to the best of our ability and to His glory.
 
We believe that what our students are to be they are now becoming; that they must learn how to live as well as how to make a living; that hard work is honorable and should be the rule of life and not the rare exception.
Dublin Christian Academy is dedicated to the purpose of developing Christian leadership. We feel that the greatest need of our nation and world today is well-trained Christian leaders. We also feel that the greatest need of every Christian young person is to have the opportunity and advantages that a Christian education affords. 
 
Because of these convictions, it is the purpose of Dublin Christian Academy to provide the best in academic instruction with a strong Christian emphasis. Discipline, self-control, and individual responsibility are woven into every phase of the program. In addition, there are many opportunities for the development of individual talents and abilities.
Assisting parents in fulfilling the Biblical mandate to "bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord" is the reason for our existence. Education cannot be neutral; education must be based on God's truth and consistent with Biblical principles. Christian education should work in harmony with the home and church to produce the Christian leaders of tomorrow.

Statement of Faith - Our Beliefs

Holy Scriptures
We believe that the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament are verbally inspired of God and inerrant in the original writings; that God has perfectly and completely preserved His Word; that the Scriptures are, and do not merely contain, the Word of God; that they afford the basis for our doctrine, practice, and habits both in public and private life; and that they are the supreme and final authority.

Godhead
We believe in the one living and Triune God Who is the perfect and infinite Spirit and the source and end of all things; that He is eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; and these three persons of the Godhead each possess equally the perfections of personality, self-existence, immutability, truth, love, holiness, omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence.

Creation
We believe that the Genesis account of creation is to be accepted literally and not allegorically or figuratively; that man was created directly in God’s own image and after His own likeness; that man’s creation was not a matter of evolution or evolutionary change of species, or a development through interminable periods of time from lower to higher forms; and that all animal and plant life were made directly by God in six literal, twenty-four hour periods.

Person of Satan
We believe that Satan was once holy and enjoyed heavenly honors, but through pride and self-centered ambition to be as the Almighty, fell and drew after him a host of angels; that he is now the malignant prince of the power of the air and the unholy god of this world whose powers are limited by the permissive will of God.

Nature of Man
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God; that in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and that man is totally depraved and utterly unable, of himself, to remedy his lost condition.

Church
We believe that the Church universal, designated in the Scriptures as the body and espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons of this present age; and that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament. Salvation of Man We believe that the salvation of man is and always has been wholly of grace through faith and made possible through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the only atonement for sins; that the death of the Lord Jesus Christ for man was a voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner’s place, the just dying for the unjust, the Lord bearing man’s sins in His own body on the tree that man might be pardoned and receive the gift of eternal life; and that no man is justified before God by any works of righteousness which he has done but solely through faith in the Redeemer’s shed blood; that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by the power of God and are thus secure in Christ forever!

Spiritual Gifts We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowing of all His gifts; that the gifts of evangelists, pastors, and teachers are sufficient for the perfecting of the saints today; that speaking in tongues and the working of authenticating miracles gradually ceased as the New Testament Scriptures were completed and their authority established; that even though sickness together with every disorder and evil in human life are effects of the fall of man, divine forgiveness of sins is in His atonement; and that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith, in accord with His own will, for the sick and afflicted.

Human Sexuality We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity should be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex.

Last Things
We believe that the souls of the redeemed at death are absent from the body and present with the Lord where, in conscious bliss, they await the first resurrection when the spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord; that the souls of unbelievers remain after death in conscious misery until the second judgment when body, soul, and spirit reunite; that they shall appear before the Great White Throne Judgment and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting conscious punishment; and that the return of Christ for His bride, the Church, will be Pre-tribulational and Pre-millennial.

Abortion We believe that human life begins at conception and that the unborn child is a living human being. Abortion constitutes the unjustified, unexcused taking of unborn human life. Abortion is murder. We reject any teaching that abortions of pregnancies due to rape, incest, birth defects, gender selections, birth or population control, or mental well-being of the mother are acceptable.

Educational Philosophy - Our Beliefs Applied To Education

1. Christian education is focused upon imparting truth. God is the source of all truth. He has revealed Himself to us through His creation, His Son,  
     and His Word which is inerrant, authoritative, and sufficient (Psalm 8:2-4, Heb 1:1-3, 2 Tim 3:16,17).

2. Christian education concerns itself with the whole person and produces growth
     academically, physically, spiritually, and socially (Luke 2:52, Romans 12).

3. Christian education fosters a spirit of service to God and others (1 Cor. 12).

4. Christian education is delivered by teachers who are fully devoted to instructing the
     students in the glorious truths found in God’s creation and His Word (Colossians 1:28, Prov 1:7).

5. Christian education includes staff who is fully devoted to demonstrating Christ likeness
     through serving God and others in their day-to-day life.

6. Christian education encourages each individual to develop their unique God-given
     abilities for the glory of God.

7. Christian education inspires students to love God, love others, and live their life to
     advance the gospel.

Core Values – How Our Faith And Philosophy Shape Our Existence

● Absolute allegiance to the authority of Scripture
● Absolutely consumed with Christ and reflecting Him into the lives of others
● Absolute consecration of resources to discipleship ministry
● Absolute devotion to walk by faith and not by sight

Purpose – Why We Exist

DCA exists to make disciples of Christ who love God, love others, and live their life to advance the gospel.

Mission: What We Do
    Our mission is to ...
● Nurture Hearts through loving interaction that emulates Christ
● Train Minds to develop a worldview characterized by submission to the Bible and its application to daily life
● Grow Lives to develop Christ-like character in all areas of life

Vision: What We Are Aiming For

We will use all of our resources to make disciples of Christ who love God, love others and live their life to advance the gospel.