Vision & Statement of Faith
Our purpose is to unify and serve the unique needs of Grace Church’s homeschooling families and those in the Bible-believing Christian community. We want to support the call to educate our children at home by providing a variety of academic and enrichment classes under the spiritual covering of the pastors and elders of Grace Church of Fredericksburg. It is our hope that these classes would help to strengthen the relational experiences among homeschool families at Grace Church.
Supporting each other in this way could provide fellowship for parents and students taught at home, as well as provide avenue for activities that benefit from group instruction. Above all else we want to bring glory to God in all we do.
Statement of Faith
Reading, agreeing and respecting this Statement of Faith is a condition of membership in Grace Homeschool Co-op. Our leaders and tutors will make decisions and plan activities that are pleasing to God and are in accordance with His Word. It is not a goal of our organization to focus on growing ourselves or to seek approval from those who disagree with our philosophy, decisions, or activities.
Our Statement of Faith includes only those truths upon which all true Christians agree. It concerns the Person and Work of Jesus Christ (the Gospel) as revealed in Scripture. It is the faith once delivered to the saints (Jude 2, Eph. 4:5), which distinguishes believers from nonbelievers. There are many other precious truths taught in the Bible over which godly men have differed in understanding. Therefore, this is not a statement of all that is important to believe, but of all that is essential to believe for Christian fellowship and unity (Rom. 15:7). *
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, authoritative, infallible and inerrant Word of God. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential, and that this salvation is received through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and not as a result of good works. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life and to perform good works. 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. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.*
(*Adapted from HSLDA and from the National Association of Evangelical’s Statement of Faith)