What We Believe
The school was founded by members of the Church of Christ, a branch of the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement. Members of this movement sought unity with other Christians by simply being followers of Jesus Christ. They were often identified by their motto “Christians only, but not the only Christians”. Dallas Christian School continues to embrace that viewpoint. We appreciate our heritage, while also recognizing that Dallas Christian School is not the Church.
The school is open to any boy or girl, regardless of their faith background, as long as they agree to abide by the rules and policies set forth in the Parent and Student Handbook. We acknowledge that people are all in different places on their journey to God, and we accept them wherever they are, acknowledging that God loves them all and so should we. While we respect people from other faith traditions and believe that we can learn from them, Dallas Christian School believes in One God who revealed himself to humanity through His only begotten son, Jesus Christ. For this reason, Dallas Christian School will always exist to educate students to be followers of Jesus Christ alone, and every member of the Board of Trustees, Administration and Faculty affirms the following Statement of Beliefs.
Statement of Beliefs: These statements are taken from scripture. Actual scripture references are listed below.
- In the Bible as the infallible, divinely inspired Word of God which provides the foundation of our faith in Jesus Christ and our walk with Him.i
- In one God, who exists eternally in three persons as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.ii
- In God the Father who is infinite and the creator of all things, that He is perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of each person, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.iii
- In Jesus Christ who was fully God and fully human; that He was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life, that He taught divine truths and performed miracles and signs as revealed in scripture, that He was crucified and that His death was an atoning sacrifice for our sins, that He died and was buried, that He arose on the third day and that He ascended into heaven where He intercedes for believers, that He is the only begotten Son of God and will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and that His kingdom will have no end.iv
- In the Holy Spirit as a Helper and Comforter, in His guidance and revelation of truth that is always in agreement with the Holy Scriptures, and in the gift of His indwelling presence within every believer as a gift received with salvation.v
- That Salvation is a free gift from God, undeserved and unearned through our good works; that we are saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ and that no man comes to the Father except through Him. We receive the gift of salvation by accepting God’s invitation to enter into a covenant relationship with Jesus, repenting and confessing our faith in Him, and obeying His command to be baptized, which reflects the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.vi
- In one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life led by the Holy Spirit.vii
- That God calls us into community with other Christians in the life of the church and that our faith is demonstrated by active weekly involvement in a Bible-believing church (and that Dallas Christian School is called to be a Christ-like community).viii
- That every Christian should serve and glorify God while on their faith journey to heaven, living a life led by the Holy Spirit and manifesting the Spirit’s fruit; striving to live the Great Commandment of loving God with our entire being and loving our neighbors as ourselves.ix
- That every Christian has a purpose, and that a part of their faith journey is to engage in sharing their faith in Jesus Christ with the world around them.x
i:2 Timothy 3:16
ii:Isaiah 6; Mark 2:5-12; John 1:1; John 5:8; John 8:58; John 10:33; John 12:41; John 19:7; Romans 14:11; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Philippians 2:1-2; Philippians 2:9-11; Revelation 22:3
iii:Exodus 14; Joshua 10:12-14; Job 37:6; Job 37:10-12; Psalm 147:16; Proverbs 20:24; Matthew 1:18-25; John 17:3; Acts 17:28; Romans 7:7
iv:Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Matthew 4:2; Matthew 4:11; Matthew 20:17-19; Matthew 27:33-37; Mark 15:29-32; Mark 15:47-16:6; Luke 2:7; Luke 2:40, 52; Luke 19:5-6; Luke 21:27; Luke 23:26; Luke 24:39; Luke 23:54; Luke 24:6-7; Luke 24:51; John 1:1-14; John 8:58; John 10:28; John 20:16-18; John 20:20, 27; Romans 6; 1 Timothy 3:16
v:John 14:26; Acts 2:38-40; 1 Corinthians 12
vi:Genesis 15; John 14:6; Acts 2:38-40; Romans 4; Ephesians 2:8-9
vii:Romans 6; Ephesians 4:4-5
viii:Proverbs 27:17; John 13:34; Romans 12:10; Romans 14:19; Romans 16:16; Galatians 5:13; Galatians 6:2; Philippians 2:3; Colossians 3:12-13; I Thessalonians 4:18; I Thessalonians 5:11; Hebrews 3:12-13; Hebrews 10:23-25; James 5:16; ; I Peter 4:9
ix:1 Corinthians 6:19; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Philippians 4:8; 1 Thessalonians 4:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 Peter 2:24; 2 Peter 1:14-16; 1 John 3:6-10; 1 John 5:4
In the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision regarding the ruling on legalizing same-sex marriage, the Board of Trustees has put into writing the school’s position on the sanctity of marriage and human sexuality. As a Christian institution, we believe that the Dallas Christian School (DCS) community deserves a transparent and clearly articulated response as explained by our conviction from God’s living Word, the Bible. The heartbeat of this policy is grounded in the love and truth of Christian scripture.
Dallas Christian School is committed to unashamedly uphold the Biblical teachings that God created marriage between one man and one woman as a holy sacred institution. We also uphold the sanctity of our sexuality as designed and assigned by God. As our culture continues down a path of messaging confusion and deception to our children and young adults, our desire is to teach our students the truth of God’s Word, model Jesus in how we love and respect each other, and offer direction and compassion to any student that is struggling with reconciling the false message of our culture with the wisdom and truth of the Bible.
While we are very specific in our policy language about our convictions regarding Biblical authority on these current matters, we want to be very clear that we realize that there are students that will need a safe place at DCS to seek guidance on these issues. Students are allowed and encouraged to discuss all questions and concerns they have regarding matters of sexuality or any other facet of their lives with teachers and administrators at Dallas Christian. Such discussions will be carried out in discretion, and in conjunction with a student’s family unit, as appropriate per age and situation. We are also committed to use wisdom in ensuring that DCS does not become a context for students to promote and advocate sinful living and lifestyles that are contrary to our Biblical worldview. We vow to treat each student with love, respect, and compassion while at the same time honoring Christ in our campus culture and values. Please take a few minutes to read our newly adopted policy on Marriage and Human Sexuality.
- We believe that all matters of faith and conduct must be evaluated on the basis of the Bible, the Word of God, which is our inspired, infallible guide. (2 Timothy 3:16–17). Since the Bible speaks to the nature of human beings and their sexuality, it is imperative that we correctly understand and articulate what the Bible teaches on these matters.
- We believe God has ordained and created marriage to exist between one man and one woman, with absolute marital fidelity. The Bible sets forth specific home and family values, which include the distinct roles of husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, and children. It is our firm conviction that we uphold the dignity of each individual as we embrace the unchanging and longstanding principles of scriptural truth.
- Marriage — Dallas Christian School (DCS) defines marriage as the permanent, exclusive, comprehensive, and conjugal “one flesh” union of one man and one woman, intrinsically ordered to procreation and biological family, and in furtherance of the moral, spiritual, and public good of binding father, mother, and child. (Genesis 1:27-28; Genesis 2:18-24; Matthew 19:4-9; Mark 10:5-9; Ephesians 5:31-33)
- Sexual Immorality — DCS believes that sexual acts outside marriage are prohibited as sinful. Consequently, DCS students, faculty, administration, trustees, and staff must resist and refrain from any and all sexual acts outside marriage — including but not limited to co-habitation, adultery, fornication, incest, zoophilia, pornography, prostitution, voyeurism, pedophilia, exhibitionism, sodomy, polygamy, polyamory, sologamy, or same-sex sexual acts. (Exodus 20:14; Leviticus 18:7-23; Leviticus 20:10-21; Deuteronomy 5:18; Matthew 15:19; Matthew 5:27-28; Matthew 15:19; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-13; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Hebrews 13:4; Galatians 5:19; Ephesians 4:17-19; Colossians 3:5)
- Sexual Identity — DCS believes that God created mankind in His image: male (man) and female (woman), sexually different but with equal personal dignity. Consequently, DCS students, faculty, administration, trustees, and staff must affirm their biological sex and refrain from any and all attempts to physically change, alter, or disagree with their created predominant biological sex — including but not limited to elective sex-reassignment, transvestite, transgender, or non-binary “genderqueer” acts or conduct. (Genesis 1:26-28; Romans 1:26-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11)
- Sexual Orientation — DCS believes that God created and ordered human sexuality for the permanent, exclusive, comprehensive, and conjugal “one flesh” union of man and woman, intrinsically ordered to procreation and biological family, and in furtherance of the moral, spiritual, and public good of binding father, mother, and child. Consequently, DCS students, faculty, administration, trustees, and staff must affirm the sexual complementarity of man and woman and resist the temptations to same-sex sexual attractions and refrain from any and all same-sex sexual acts or conduct, which are intrinsically disordered. (Genesis 1:27; Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6; Mark 10:5-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Ephesians 5:25-27; Revelation 19:7-9; Revelation 21:2)
- Sexual Redemption — DCS believes that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and therefore redemption, forgiveness, and spiritual cleansing is available for all sins. Consequently, DCS students, faculty, administration, trustees, and staff must welcome and treat with respect, compassion, and sensitivity all who experience same-sex attractions or confess sexually immoral acts but are committed to resisting sexual temptation, refraining from sexual immorality, and conforming their behavior to the DCS Statement on Marriage and Human Sexuality. (Matthew 11:28-30; Romans 3:23; Ephesians 2:1-10; 1 Corinthians 10:13; Hebrews 2:17-18; Hebrews 4:14-16; 1 John 1:9)
- Celibacy — DCS believes that Holy Scripture grants two life-enhancing options for human sexual behavior: (1) the conjugal “one flesh” marital union of one man and one woman, and (2) celibacy. Either is a gift from God, given as He wills for His glory and the good of those who receive and rejoice in His gift to them. Celibacy and faithful singleness is to be celebrated and affirmed within DCS. (Genesis 1:27-28; 2:18, 21-24; Isaiah 54:1; 56:3-5; Matthew 19:4-6; Mark 10:5-8; Hebrews 13:4; 1 Corinthians 7:1-8; Matthew 19:12; Corinthians 12:12-131; Romans 12:10; 1 Timothy 5:1-2)