Credo Academy's Mission, Statement of Faith, Core Values
The mission of Credo Academy shall be to provide support and encouragement to homeschooling families by providing a structure under which classes are made available to supplement and complement their own curriculum.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
Credo Academy has adopted the Apostles' Creed as its statement of faith because, as the most ancient creed of Christianity, it can serve to unify us under the Trinity without allowing important denominational differences to distract us from the work we can and should share.
The Apostles' Creed: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth: And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary: suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried: He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the Resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
CORE VALUES AND ADDITIONAL BELIEFS
The following statements are not exhaustive, but they reflect the kind of organization Credo Academy will be and our posture toward those we serve.
- We provide assistance to Christian families with their homschool journey. We are not a traditional school or a co-op program.
- We bring resources (leaders, facility, etc.) together to enhance learning and serve the homeschool community.
- We are volunteer-run and led. We do not develop and manage an organizational staff or structure.
- We are not a church or formal ministry, but we seek to come alongside Christian families who will commit to our Statement of Faith, Core Values, and Additional Beliefs.
STATEMENT OF FINAL AUTHORITY AND CONDUCT
While we are not a church, we are distinctly Christian. Therefore, our statement of faith (above) and other statements contained herein do 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 the purposes of Credo Academy's faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our Board of Directors is Credo Academy's final interpretive authority on the Bible's meaning and application.
STATEMENT ON MARRIAGE, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female and that these two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. We believe that God created marriage to be exclusively the union of one man and one woman, and that intimate sexual activity is to occur exclusively within that union.