Denver Christian Faith Statement
Every school is based upon a specific system of beliefs and Denver Christian is no exception. We are based upon an understanding of God and His world, which shapes our vision.
On the foundation of God’s infallible Word, the Bible, as summarized in the creeds and the confessions of the Reformed tradition, we affirm the following summary of the Christian faith:
We believe there is one God, the Creator, who exists eternally in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—and who rules over, provides for, and sustains all things. Colossians 1: 16 and 17 tells us that “all things” were created by Christ and “hold together” in Him. For this reason, education at Denver Christian is a process of helping students of all ages grasp the idea that everything belongs to God. Students learn that God is their Savior, the Lord of all aspects of their lives, and that they live in the presence of God every moment. Our curriculum points to God in every subject and activity, not just in chapels and Bible classes.
We believe God has revealed Himself through creation, through Christ, and through the Bible: the inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God. Since God reveals himself in all aspects of creation, all aspects of God’s creation are worthy of study. At Denver Christian, students learn to see this magnificent creation through the “lens” of Scripture. Their faith is nurtured through study of the Bible, through chapels, and through service opportunities. Students learn to discern God’s truth throughout the curriculum. In discovering the glories of God’s world, students come to know its Creator in a deep and meaningful way.
We believe God created all things good, that sin has corrupted humanity and all of creation, that Christ came to redeem His world, and that He will return again in power and glory. In the beginning God created all things good and bestowed His image on humankind. As image bearers of God, students have unique gifts and personalities. Denver Christian School is privileged to help shape and mold students, leading them to understand that, although the effects of sin can be seen everywhere, God is active and His restoring grace is capable of resisting and defeating evil. Students are challenged to use their gifts to be faithful followers of Christ in all dimensions of life and to discover their role in Christ’s work of redeeming all things.
We believe Christ’s redemptive work heals what was broken in the fall and offers true restoration of all relationships; God with His image bearers and His image bearers with creation, including our relationships with one another and ourselves. Christ is the light of the world. Christians are called to be “light and salt” in a broken world. As recipients of overwhelming grace, we desire to be people of grace. At DC, students are encouraged to see the work of God in creation, in history, and in their own and others’ lives. Students learn that God is faithful and actively at work redeeming His world. Students are challenged to see that Christ’s Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom and that what we do today has eternal significance. Denver Christian reflects its relationship with God by striving to build community in all that it does, not only in the classroom but also in all interactions with students, staff, and parents.
We believe Christ’s disciples are called to love God, live Godly lives, proclaim the good news to the entire world, and be agents of renewal in a broken world. In the Gospels, Christians are given a blueprint for living. At Denver Christian, students learn that obedience and gratitude are the fruits of a loving relationship with Jesus Christ. They learn that the good news of God includes the promise of salvation and the renewal of a fallen world. Students need to understand this good news, and then they need the tools to respond in faith. Denver Christian students study art, music, science, math, humanities, and languages to discover their gifts and develop the knowledge and skills required to help restore culture and creation to their God-glorifying roles.
We believe in the Holy Spirit whose indwelling presence unifies all followers of Christ. The Holy Spirit enables followers to live Godly lives and search continually for effective ways to renew creation. In I Corinthians 13, we are reminded that we see “as through a glass dimly.” No tradition has a corner on the truth; each tradition grasps pieces which must be humbly shared with all believers in Christ. Denver Christian values unity, not uniformity. The Denver Christian community wants to help students recognize God’s presence and allow the Holy Spirit to work through daily lessons and experiences to “train up” (Proverbs 22:6) the next generation of servants for Christ.