Goals and Philosophy

Doctrinal Statement

Trinity Baptist Temple Academy adheres to the doctrinal position of Trinity Baptist Temple, and all the religious instruction must fall within these guidelines. The purpose for Trinity Baptist Temple Academy is to train young people to lead meaningful lives characterized by honesty, meekness, diligence, and to better serve the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe the Bible is the mind of God and is the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. There is only one God manifested in three personalities: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. There is the reality of Satan and his present control over unregenerate man does exist.

We believe that Christianity is based upon the following:

  1. The deity of our Lord Jesus Christ
  2. His sinless life
  3. His miracles
  4. His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood
  5. His bodily resurrection
  6. His ascension to the right hand of the Father
  7. His personal return in power and glory as Lord of lords and King of kings
  8. The fall of man and his lost estate, which makes necessary a rebirth through confession and belief in the Lord Jesus Christ
  9. The reconciliation of man to God by the substitutionary death and the shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ
  10. The resurrection of believers into everlasting life and blessings in heaven and the resurrection of unbelievers into everlasting punishment in the torments of hell
  11. The present supernatural ministry of the Holy Spirit

It is imperative that no student, or parent, becomes involved in any type of proselytizing.

Educational Goals

The Student Develops a Christian View of the World from a Biblical Perspective by:

  • acknowledges the existence of the God of Creation and Revelation
  • recognizes the Purpose of all God's creation is to glorify Him
  • accepts Jesus Christ as revealed in Scripture as the mediator between God and man and the source of all wisdom and knowledge;
  • accepts Jesus Christ as the Creator, Architect, and the Sustainer of all things; personally accepts Jesus as both Saviour and Lord
  • demonstrates an indwelling of the Holy Spirit that teaches and guides the believer into all Truth
  • understands how God has worked with man in all of world history

  • "And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might." Deuteronomy 6:5


    The Student Develops a Christian Character by:

  • demonstrating a knowledge of right and wrong, based on the Word of God
  • accepting principles of Christian morality as a standard for making choices and decisions in life
  • demonstrating strength and courage to stand for convictions about life issues
  • showing initiative and perseverance in the completion of tasks
  • demonstrating honesty with himself and in relationships with peers and persons in authority; shows an acceptance of the values of Christian integrity
  • demonstrating a positive self discipline in relationships with others

  • "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." Matthew 6:33


    The Student Develops Proficiency and Master Skills in Academic Discipline by:

  • demonstrating intellectual curiosity and an eagerness for lifelong learning
  • demonstrating basic reading skills and exercises effective oral and written communication, at appropriate levels of performance
  • demonstrating skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, decimals, percents, and fractions; and applying them in life
  • displaying knowledge of the American system of government at local, state, and national levels
  • understanding the importance of involvement in the American system of government
  • recognizing the contributions of the role of literature, art, and music in our society from a Christian perspective
  • demonstrating skills in critical thinking
  • demonstrating an awareness of contributions to the American way of life

  • "...for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine...Both riches and honor come of thee..." I Chronicles 29:11-12


    The Student Develops Effective Competencies for Positive Social Relations by:

  • maintaining good nutritional habits, good grooming and personal hygiene
  • presenting a positive attitude toward others and exhibits self confidence
  • demonstrating appropriate adjustment to success and failure
  • appreciating the family as an institution ordained by God with Spiritual basis for family relationships
  • learning to respond rather than to react to life situations
  • demonstrating an understanding of the basic principles of physical fitness and health and of the body as the temple of the Holy Spirit
  • demonstrating a healthy attitude toward mistakes; that there is no loss of self-esteem or self-worth because of mistakes, but that important learning can occur
  • demonstrating a Christian attitude in relationships with others

  • "...Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself..." Mark 12:31


    The Student Develops a Responsibility for Citizenship by:

  • showing respect for the rights, feelings, opinions, and properties of others
  • abiding by decisions of those in authoritative positions
  • exhibiting loyalty to the American system of government
  • understanding the present world by knowing the history of the past and how God has moved in and through history
  • showing a positive respect for self and an awareness of who he is in Jesus Christ
  • understanding and appreciates the Christian heritage of America
  • understanding the role of the church of Jesus Christ in today's world as identified in the New Testament
  • understanding the principles of Christian morality as it relates to citizenship responsibility
  • demonstrating a willingness to accept the need for change in the American way of life, to return to God as a nation

  • "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." II Chronicles 7:14

    Educational Philosophy

    "O Lord our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth!" Psalm 8:1

    The Educational Philosophy of Trinity Baptist Temple Academy is based on the authority, authenticity, and reliability of the Bible as the complete and final revelation of God concerning all matters of faith, truth, and practice (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18). The major thrust of our philosophy is that the spiritual must permeate every area of the educational process. Christian education is a process aimed at the total person. Each student is presented God's truth in every facet of life: spiritually, mentally, socially, physically, and emotionally. God's word must be thoroughly integrated into every part of the curriculum by teachers and administrators, whose lives are also totally integrated with the Spirit of Christ.

    Trinity Baptist Temple Academy exists because of the belief that Christian parents should have the opportunity to give their child a quality education based on the word of God. Our school views itself as an extension of the Christian home.

    At Trinity Baptist Temple Academy, in school life and studies, we emphasize the sovereignty of God, and we acknowledge that the primary purpose of man is to glorify God in all things. Our ultimate aim is that each student will know Jesus Christ as a personal Savior and Lord.

    The Trinity Baptist Temple Academy student is encouraged to reach his fullest potential in every activity and to extend his experience in a myriad of areas and at various levels of growth. We are excited about the unique potential of each student and seek to nurture the independent thinking and creative ability of each student, under the Lordship of Christ. We are each new creations in Him.

    Through the daily teaching of the Word and its practical application in all of life, we want our students to mature in Jesus Christ, to achieve a balanced wholeness in life, and to understand the heritage of our Christian forefathers who founded this nation under God! This will enable each student to be a fulfilled person and a productive leader in today's world.

    The primary purpose of Trinity Baptist Temple Academy is "...that in all things He might have the preeminence." Colossians 1:18. Keeping Christ preeminent in the training of young people is a major objective. Our number one responsibility as the molders and shapers of the next generation is to inspire students to conform to the image of Jesus Christ, whom to know is life eternal (John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; II Corinthians 5:21). The purpose of Christian school education is to present to our students, as clearly as possible, the truth about God, about life and living, about our world and everything in it, and to present the Word of God as the authoritative source upon which to build a life that has purpose and meaning (Ephesians 2:10; II Corinthians 5:17; Romans 12:1-3; Galations 5:16; Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:16-20).

    Our teachers and administrators are dedicated to the task of keeping the Bible at the center of everything and training our students to evaluate all they see through the eyes of God as revealed in His Word (Leviticus 27:30-32; Malachi 3:8-12; Matthew 6:1-4; Luke 12:16-21; Acts 2:44-47; Romans 6:6-22; I Corinthians 4:1-2; Philippians 4:10-19; I Peter 1:18-19).

    It is the purpose of Trinity Baptist Temple Academy to function as an extension of the home in the educational process. We desire to cooperate closely with parents in every phase of the student's development, always offering assistance in understanding our purposes and in making their home more God-centered.

    History

    The members of Trinity Baptist Temple founded Trinity Baptist Temple Academy in January 1995, when they realized that many of the local schools were failing to provide a well-rounded education for their children. These members believed that spiritual training of a child was just as important as his academic, physical, or educational development. They desired to establish a Christian school that would excel in academic, while at the same time, provide it's students with the Bible training necessary for proper character building and moral uprightness.

    These members believed that a Christian school should be Christian in every aspect of the word; so they employed qualified Christian teachers. They initiated discipline based upon the Bible to mold the character of the students toward uprightness. Textbooks were chosen that advocated Biblical morality and that taught Biblical creationism. They opened the doors of the church so that the student's could meet in a clean, wholesome environment, free from the ungodliness of the world. These members established a school that truly upheld God's principle:

    "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6

    These members also believed that a Christian school should be "first class" in every detail. They did not "cut corners" in an attempt to achieve "instant success". They purchased the best available scholastic material possible. They remodeled old buildings and built new buildings that were practical, but, at the same time, attractive and clean in appearance. They believed that all parents who invested in the ministry of Trinity Baptist Temple Academy should receive a fair return for their investment.

    Philosophy

    Trinity Baptist Temple Academy strives to offer a high standard of academics in order to encourage students to think clearly, logically, and independently, and to provide the students the training necessary to earn a proper place in a competitive society. Training students in spiritual matter, as taught in the Bible, is a goal of the school. Emphasis is placed on a love and respect for the things of God. The atmosphere is designed to help students to develop a keen sense of patriotism and old-fashioned Americanism. The recreational program for each child is designed to encourage them to participate in wholesome forms of recreation that will help them develop both mentally and physically. The purpose of discipline is to help build Christian character into the lives of students so that each individual student might learn to live uprightly with his fellow man and experience emotional stability. Opportunity is provided for each student to develop, understand, and appreciate the fine arts.

    Scriptural Line of Authority

    "My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck." Proverbs 1:8-9

    The KJV Bible is very clear about the line of authority. God designates the father, the head of the household, as the Biblical authority in his house. His children are under his authority.

    When a father brings his child to Trinity Baptist Temple Academy, he retains the Biblical authority in the child's life. The principal is the authority at school, but will work with the father so as not to usurp the authority of the father. Students are expected to come under the authority of the faculty, administration, and staff of Trinity Baptist Temple Academy. Proper respect is to be shown at all times to all authority figures.

    Likewise, in athletics, the referee stands as the authority of the game, the coaches under him, and the players under the coaches. No player is allowed to verbalize or make any body gestures to the referee. That is moving out of the line of authority, and the player will be benched. The player must speak to the coach, his authority; and then the coach, in turn, may speak to the referee.

    If we are serious about living by God's principles, we must respect the line of authority at all times, wherever we are. Parents are encouraged to be examples to their children.

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