Statement of Faith
What we believe
BCA is a non-sectarian, board-governed Christian school. We affirm the Nicene Creed, which articulates the primary doctrines of orthodox Christianity, and is upheld by all trinitarian churches. Board members, administrators, faculty, and staff must affirm their whole-hearted commitment to these core doctrines, and they must demonstrate current commitment to trinitarian churches that affirm the same.
For school policies regarding behavior and cultural principles, we look to consensus from orthodox Christian teaching throughout history. Students and families from all faith backgrounds are welcome at the school, and they are not required to make a statement of faith. However, students and families are expected to recognize and consent to the mission and work of the school.
For issues of personal application beyond school policies, we defer to parents and their churches.
As a non-sectarian, ecumenical Christian school, you will find people from many churches, but we come together to serve and glorify God through the work of education. In non-essential issues, the school expects and encourages humility and charitable dialogue between students, families, board members, administrators, faculty, and students.
We believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, begotten from the Father before all ages, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made; of the same essence as the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven; he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and was made human. He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered and was buried. The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead. His kingdom will never end. And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life. He proceeds from the Father and the Son, and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified. He spoke through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look forward to the resurrection of the dead, and to life in the world to come. Amen.