History and Philosophy of VCA
Victory Christian Academy was established in 1981, first and foremost, to give glory to God. We are a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). The Biblical view of parental responsibility is to “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6). Victory Christian Academy is a God-centered, Bible-based, nondenominational, and evangelistic school established to team with the Christian home and Christian Church. Our teachers are committed to a Christ-centered life, and will encourage and equip your children to pursue high academic standards in an atmosphere of firm and loving discipline. Man was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26); therefore, at VCA we believe that knowledge of the Bible and Jesus Christ is essential to the development of an individual: physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually. Christian education directs students toward a commitment to Jesus Christ.
VCA Mission Statement
Victory Christian Academy exists to glorify God by bringing students to Christ, equipping them with a Biblical worldview, and encouraging them to pursue academic excellence, while teaming with families and the Church to raise children to walk in the Truth. It is our mission is to team with families and churches on the Iron Range to raise children to grow in truth, faith, and integrity. In today’s climate of shifting values and ethics, we boldly proclaim the Word of God as the foundation of our nondenominational Christian
Philosophy of Christian Education
The Christian philosophy of education is based on the following principles (taken from “Philosophy of Christian School Education” edited by Paul Canaille):
1. The authority, authenticity, and reliability of the Bible as the complete and final revelation of God concerning all matters of faith, truth and practice.
2. The centrality and authority of Jesus Christ in all that is believed, said or done.
3. Clearly defined goals and objectives that are found in the Bible.
4. The conviction that knowledge of the Bible and of Jesus Christ is essential to the development and growth of the individual in matters physical, mental, social and spiritual.
5. A personal commitment to Jesus Christ on the part of all who are involved in the educational process.
6. The ministry of the Holy Spirit.
7. A proper relationship between the family, the church, and the educational process.
8. The establishment of proper priorities in an individual’s life.
9. The sovereignty of God in all the affairs of man throughout history.
10. The creation of man in the image of God apart from any so-called evolutionary process.
11. The moral principles of the Bible.
12. Meeting the needs of people in their chronological, physical and mental development, as well as in their spiritual growth as believers.
13. Christian teachers who understand these basic principles of Christian education, and who are personally committed to them, and who demonstrate effectiveness in their ability to communicate them.
Doctrinal Statement of Faith
1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God (II Tim. 3:15, II Peter 1:21).
2. We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Gen. 1:1, Matt. 28:19, John 10:33).
3. We believe in:
- The deity of Christ (John 10:33).
- His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14, Matt. 1:23, Luke 1:35).
- His sinless life (Heb. 4:15, 7:26).
- His miracles (John 2:11).
- His substitutionary and atoning death ( I Cor. 15:3, Eph. 1:7, Heb. 2:9).
- His resurrection (John 11:25, I Cor. 15:40).
- His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19).
- His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11, Rev. 19:11).
4. We believe in the necessity of the regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of man’s sinful nature. We are justified by faith in the shed blood of Christ. We are saved only by God’s grace, through faith alone (John 3:16-19, 5:24, Rom. 3:23, 5:8-9, Eph. 2:8-10, Titus 3:5).
5. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28-29).
6. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 8:9, I Cor. 12:12-13, Gal. 3:26-28).
7. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Rom. 8:13-14, I Cor. 3:16, 6:19-20, Eph. 4:30, 5:18).
8. We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Genesis 1:26-27. We believe the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as stated in Scripture (Genesis 2:18-25).
9. Based on our biblical and theological study, there is no argument for a “third gender” among humans. Gender confusion and dysphoria are ultimately the biological, psychological, social and spiritual consequences of the human race’s fallen condition. This state of depravity affects all person individually and collectively. While society is at liberty to legitimize any behavior it chooses simply by reclassifying and renaming it, Christ-followers adhere to biblical boundaries. It is our Christian conviction that renaming them cannot normalize sin and its expressions.