Statement of Faith
Ellensburg Christian school has a support base of over a dozen Christian churches; ECS is neither sponsored nor controlled by one church as in a parochial school.
Since ECS is an independent Christian School, it will attract students and families from Christian churches who have different theological perspectives. This Statement of Faith, paraphrased from the Nicene Creed, contains the basis of ECS’s beliefs and provides a common ground from which to work, both for families to agree upon and for classroom instruction.
What We Believe
- We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only authoritative Word of God.
- We believe that there is only 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 holy resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
- Each person born into this world possesses a nature that is continually inclined to sin, but can be made a new creation in Christ by the Holy Spirit, and thereafter can continuously grow in grace.
- We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
- We believe that the Church is the living body of Christ-and exists to proclaim the Gospel to all persons everywhere, and to bring believers to maturity in Christ.
- We believe that both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of eternal punishment.
- We believe that Christ shall return to judge the world.
- We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.
Comments consistent with the Statement of Faith are always appropriate. Parents at ECS are to pledge their fullest cooperation to keep doctrinal controversy and denominationalism out of the school at all times.
Students may or may not understand these doctrinal differences represented by school families, and conversations generated in the classroom or among students may cause questions. It may be appropriate, especially in the upper grades, to discuss what some of those differences are.