Doctrinal Statement

We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired by God, inerrant in the original writings, and of supreme and final authority in faith and life.

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus was begotten by the Holy Spirit, was born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.

We believe that man was created in the image of God by His direct act and not from previously existing forms of life; that all men descended from the historical Adam and Eve, first parents of the entire human race; that man sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and become sinners in thought, word, and deed.

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life there for us as high priest and advocate.

We believe in "that blessed hope," the personal, pre-millennial and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God; that they are thereafter indwelt by the Holy Sprit who makes possible a life of personal holiness and a walk of obedience to the will of God; that all who are truly born again are "kept by the power of God" and, therefore, are incapable of losing their salvation.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting, conscious punishment of the lost.

We believe that the local church is a body of believers organized for worship, work, and fellowship; that the two ordinances of the church are baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper; that the local church is an independent and self-governing body responsible alone to Christ who is its Savior and Lord.

Vision

By offering a challenging, college-preparatory education grounded on the principles of the Bible, Southfield Christian School seeks to prepare young people to live full and productive lives. Our goal is not only to provide a strong academic foundation for college, but also to offer firm Christian perspective for life. By joining with parents, Southfield Christian School desires to form a partnership with the home in providing young men and women with a strong biblical foundation and a network of Christian relationships. Our desire is to help train up a generation of godly leaders who love learning and are sought after for their wisdom. "Pursuing Excellence for the Glory of God...with Our Minds, with Our Talents, and with Our Lives" not only serves as our school's motto but as the basis for the entire school program.

Mission

Southfield Christian School is a Christ-Centered college-preparatory educational community committed to growing disciples for Jesus Christ and pursuing excellence for the glory of God. Southfield Christian School is focused on "Pursuing Excellence for the Glory of God ...with Our Minds, with Our Talents, with Our Lives."

Philosophy

The education provided by Southfield Christian School rests upon a worldview that recognizes the universe as a product of creation by an omnipotent, transcendent God. To say that a curriculum is God-centered is more than a pious aspiration. It means that the study of the Bible holds a central place in the curriculum, that teachers of all subjects will help students discover the Christian implications of the material they are considering, and that the Biblical principle, "And whatever you do or say, let it be as a representative of Jesus Christ," (Colossians 3:17 LBV) is recognized as relevant to every activity within the School. Through the example of Christian teachers, classroom instruction, co-curricular activities, and administrative policies, students are challenged to allow the principles of the Bible to inform and to guide their conduct.

Although parents have the primary responsibility for the education of their children, the Christian school serves as a partner with the family in helping students grow in their understanding of God, self, and others. Students born in the image of God, have inherent value, possessing unique gifts and abilities, and are therefore to be accorded love and respect. The development of constructive relationships with parents and students is recognized as essential for trust and cooperation to flourish.

One of the distinctive marks of mankind is the God-given capacity to learn, to acquire knowledge, to think. Consequently, stretching student minds, expanding the horizons of their knowledge and experience, and challenging them to reflect are all the functions of the Christian school. An equally important responsibility is the task of highlighting the moral and ethical dimensions of knowledge. Cognitive development must be fused with spiritual purpose. In Luke 11:52, Jesus teaches that the spiritual intent of knowledge is the key to its right application and use. Wisdom, not merely information, is the intended outcome of instruction.

Southfield Christian School is built on the foundational truths of historic Christianity. Such truths as the reality of God, the authority of the Bible, the Lordship of Christ, and the power of love are not museum pieces. They form the living, unified center around which policies, values, goals, programs and activities are developed.

Lifestyle Statement

Southfield Christian High School is a religious institution providing an education in a distinct Christian environment, and it believes that its biblical role is to work in conjunction with the home to mold students to be Christ-like. On those occasions in which the atmosphere or conduct within a particular home or a student’s action is counter to or in opposition to the biblical lifestyle the school teaches, the school reserves the right, within its sole discretion, to refuse admission of an applicant or to discontinue enrollment of a student. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to:    living in, condoning, or supporting sexual immorality;  practicing homosexual lifestyle or alternative gender identity, and/or promoting such practices (Leviticus 18:22, 20:13a;Romans 1:26b-27);   or otherwise not practicing or supporting the moral principles of the school.
Pursuing Excellence for the Glory of God.