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Spiritual Life and Statement of Faith

SPIRITUAL LIFE

 

We open the day with the Pledges of Allegiance to the American and Christian Flags, followed by an opening prayer with the needs of our families, our nation, and our world lifted up to God.  In each of our classrooms, we have faith development as part of an everyday curriculum.  Who we are and Whose we are is not limited to “religion” classes, but permeates all of our subjects, thereby preparing our children for their future world—spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally.

 

As part of a routine, in the early grades, our children learn basic Bible stories and learn to retell them.   Students begin to recognize sin, forgiveness, and the love of Jesus.   They continue to be reassured that Jesus loves them dearly as His precious children.  Their behavior should gradually begin to respond to their love for God, and wanting to be Christians in this world.  As children get older, when self-esteem and peer pressure challenges arise, our hope is that our children will begin to recognize it is Whose you are that determines your worth.  Our Heavenly Father has unconditional love for them. 

 

Our chapel services on Wednesdays give us the chance to worship God together as a family.  We have three age-appropriate chapel services geared toward each of our divisions:  pre-school, elementary school and middle school.  Once a month our students from K-8 worship together as a family with chapel buddies from different grades sitting together.  Our classes also have the opportunity to lead chapel services.  Music is a big part of our worship services.  Parents are always welcome to come and worship with us. 

 

Redeemer Lutheran School, belonging to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, is part of the largest Protestant school system in the nation.  From its beginning in the sixteenth century, Lutheranism inseparably linked the church and education.  When we seek teachers for our school, we ask them to articulate their walk in faith.  Our goal is not only to find excellent teachers, but teachers closely connected to their Lord and Savior.

 

We believe that God’s Word is the basis of all theological knowledge.  This tenet of our faith is the fundamental truth of Sola Scriptura or Scripture Alone.  We want the children in our school to embrace the truths that are found in the Bible.  We believe the focus of the entire Bible is Jesus Christ, true God and true man, who lived on earth with real people, living in an actual time in history. 

 

The Lutheran doctrine of Justification is that sinners are saved by God’s grace alone (sola gratia), through faith alone (sola fide), for the sake of Christ alone (Solus Christus).  Yes, we are all sinners:  children, parents, teachers, administrators, pastors, and everyone else.  God loves us so much that He washes away our sins through the suffering and death of Jesus Christ.  We will share in His resurrection, thanks to His love and grace.

 

 

STATEMENT OF FAITH

 

Redeemer is dedicated to meeting the needs of our community and changing lives through Jesus Christ. We combine simple, life-focused messages, a welcoming atmosphere and a diverse set of ministries for today’s family and beyond.

 

We are a growing part of the worldwide family of Christian believers. As Christians, we recognize that we are imperfect and sinful and that we need a merciful and loving God, who accepts us as we are. We believe that God showed His true love for us by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to be the perfect sacrifice for our sins, so that we could become God’s children.

We believe God is one God in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We accept the Holy Bible as the true Word of God. Through an understanding of His Word and His active influence in our daily lives, God works to establish a loving and caring relationship with us.

 

The Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion are a visible means of God’s forgiveness of our sin and acceptance into His family. Through worship, the Sacraments, prayer, Bible study, and Christian fellowship we are nurtured and strengthened in our Christian life and can continuously build our faith.

Jesus has called us to be His witnesses in spreading the gospel to all people and serving others as he did. As faithful Christians, it is our response to Christ to live a life of love and service to others. We continually ask, “Lord, what would you have me do?”

 

Redeemer is affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS).