The statement of Faith adopted by FCS is deliberately limited to the broad arena of Biblical Christian doctrine, which is considered to be central to all orthodox Christian churches, and which sets Christianity apart from all other faiths. Therefore, we subscribe to the great historic creeds and confessions – including Nicene, the Apostles, and the Athanasian – as they have been elaborated through the ages by the called synods of the church from the Ecumenical Council to the Westminster Assembly. To carefully establish the parameters of doctrinal teaching at FCS and to maintain our non-denominational status, we will adhere to the standards of historic orthodoxy in all essentials but to biblical diversity in all peripherals. Thus:
The integrity, centrality, and priority of the local church, Biblical ecclesiology, and covenantal substantiveness must be protected at every turn.
- Classroom discussion of secondary doctrine should be on an informative, non-partisan level. Teachers must be careful not to speak to the students in a manner that would cause offense to the parents.
- Presentation of all sides of an issue is encouraged. We want our students to think – and think for themselves, albeit within the parameters of a Christian worldview.
- Teachers should encourage the students to follow up any questions they have with their parents and pastor.
- In situations of irrevocable impasse, the Westminster Confession of Faith will serve as the final arbiter of dogmatic construction and conception.
- In each class and program at every level, as well as through any extracurricular activities and the mentoring examples set by faculty and staff, FCS strives to:
Teach all subjects in the curriculum as parts of an integrated whole with the Scripture at the center (II Timothy 3:16-17).
- Provide a clear model of Biblical Christian discipleship through the school staff and board (Matthew 22:37-40).
- Encourage every student to begin to develop a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ within the context of the local church (Matthew 28:18-20).
- Emphasize grammar, logic, and rhetoric in all subjects. (Grammar involves the fundamental rules and data of each subject; Logic involves the orders relationship of particular in each subject; and Rhetoric involves the means by which the grammar and logic of each subject may be expressed clearly).
- Encourage every student to develop a love for learning and to achieve maximum academic potential.
- Provide an orderly and secure atmosphere conducive to maintaining these standards.