GPA partners with parents to provide a family-centric, Christ-centered, college preparatory education where students are allowed to further develop their God-given talents and virtues and become college-worthy character witnesses for Christ.
From that mission, we derive our vision statement:
Developing family-centric, college-worthy character witnesses for Christ.
We have built our methodology around three foundational pillars, focusing on areas critical to our success as a school in ministering to the needs of students and parents:
Academic Excellence – GPA is committed to partnering with parents to achieve outstanding student performance with a Christ-centered and Biblically-based educational foundation.
Spiritual Growth and Leadership Development – GPA is committed to partnering with parents to develop students’ spiritual growth and leadership skills through extra-curricular activities.
Financial Integrity – GPA is committed to Biblical stewardship and providing the resources to support academic excellence and the spiritual and leadership development of our students.
Statement of Doctrinal Beliefs
- We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God (2 Timothy 3:15; 2 Peter 1:21), and we adhere to its orthodox interpretation regarding all matters, including but not limited to the sanctity of life beginning at conception, the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman, et al.
- We believe there is only one God, eternally existing 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; Luke 1:35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15; 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (1 Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); and His literal, bodily, and personal return to this earth 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 we are saved (John 3:16-19; 5:24; Romans 3:23; 5:8-9; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5).
- We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5: 28-29).
- We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:26-28).
- 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; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30; 5:18).
Grace Prep Academy (“GPA”) makes no distinction nor does it give preferential treatment in its admission or operating policies with regard to an individual’s race, color, or national and ethnic origin (Romans 2:11).
Statement of Non-Affiliation
GPA neither supports nor endorses the World Council of Churches, National Council of Churches, or any other world, national, or regional organization that gives Christian recognition to unbelievers or which advocates multi-faith union (Amos 3:3; 2 Corinthians 6:14-17).
GPA’s Statement of Doctrinal Faith is fundamental to basic Christian tenets and contains those doctrines to which we unreservedly adhere and teach. It is our desire to maintain this position and to do so in all fairness to each family. In honoring this desire, there shall be no attempt made by parents, students, staff, or school board members to promote or disparage any doctrinal or denominational beliefs, practices, or positions regarding issues upon which the ministry itself has assumed no official stance. We desire to remain united in the salvation and love of Christ, avoiding the dissension that may be caused by denominational distinctives—including but not limited to the following:
The mode of church government and authority
The time and mode of Christian baptism
The relationship between human free will and salvation
The question of eternal security
The nature of the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer, including the point at which the Holy Spirit comes into the life of the believer and the gifts of the Holy Spirit
The interpretation of verses referencing future events (eschatology)
This is not to say that discussion regarding these distinctives is avoided at GPA—only that instructors and administrators will not compel a student or parent to believe one way or another, nor will they be so dogmatic as to render another’s opinion of such matters invalid or necessarily unsupported biblically.