We share the deep conviction that the Lord Jesus Christ is to be preeminent in everything (Colossians 1:13-23). We are called to be Christ centered in all that we are and in all that we do. This commitment calls for all faculty and staff to be faithful followers of Christ and seek to integrate a true Biblical worldview in every subject taught and in all activities of the school. We seek to establish all aspects of life and learning on the Word of God, leading to a firm commitment to Christ and His Kingdom. We seek to build a culture where students are introduced to an understanding and appreciation of God, His creation and grace, and to humanity’s accountability to Him in all things. To be a Christ-centered school calls for us to establish the priority of worship and service while seeking to develop a generation of students who can impact the world for Christ. The motive for all we do is Soli Deo Gloria.
The biblical worldview is the governing perspective that God is the authority and source of all truth. He has revealed in Scripture everything we need to know in all aspects of life. (2 Timothy 3:16-17) Our conviction is that all truth is God’s truth and that there is no contradiction between God’s truth made known to us in Scripture (special revelation) and that which is known through creation (general revelation).
The purpose of a school is to come alongside the parents in helping to rear up a child in good conduct and education. First Baptist Academy is a very family involved school. Whether it be at a high school basketball game, having barbecue at the fall family picnic, or an awards chapel downstairs, family is an integral working part in the functionality of FBA. Not only does the school involve the family, but the students themselves are as a family. When major events occur in the life of a student we gather as a school to pray for them. The school students are involved in the lives of one another -from kindergarten to senior year, FBA students live and breathe as a family.
Excellence is a distinctive quality that marks every Christian who takes seriously the command; and whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men (Colossians 3:23). The evidence of this conviction is seen in an individual’s character, respect for authority, work-ethic, and motivation. It is our desire that all we do is for the glory of God alone.
The burden for every student to achieve their greatest potential in the acquisition of the knowledge of truth (1 Timothy 2:3-4) lies on the heart of the founders, faculty and staff of FBA. Maintaining a high academic standard and culture requires unyielding diligence to this effort. We believe academic achievement is best accomplished by all activities being intentionally geared to help students acquire the facts and skills needed to meet the challenges of the classical model of Christian education. We are committed to prayerfully seeing every student grow in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men (Luke 2:52).
God’s call to take the gospel into all the world (Matthew 28:19-20), is a command to intentionally cross cultural, language, geographical and socio-economic barriers to share the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are committed to affording FBA faculty, staff and students with the equipping and opportunities to personally participate in the fulfillment of that command.
FBA is committed to seeing that students are daily empowered to become leaders whether it be at home, at school, or in their individual communities. Every child's leadership potential is assessed and encouraged so that he or she will have the tools to become capable, influential, Christ-like leaders in society.