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Mission & Philosophy

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Reach and serve our local community, Equip their hearts, minds and souls, and Release them into the world to share God’s love.

 

PURPOSE STATEMENT MISSION

To develop, nurture, and equip students to positively impact their world for Jesus Christ through a Bible-based, well-balanced education.

 

PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
All students are blessed with unique gifts, talents, and abilities...
Red Hill Lutheran School seeks to influence students toward a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Recognizing that all students learn differently and possess unique God-given greatness, the faculty and staff at Red Hill Lutheran School are committed to individualizing learning activities while also maintaining high standards and expectations.
 
RELIGIOUS BELIEF POLICY
Red Hill Lutheran School (RHLS) is an outreach ministry of Red Hill Lutheran Church. RHLS welcomes students and families from a variety of Christian denominations and religious backgrounds. As a Lutheran Church, RHLS believes, teaches, and confesses the unchanging truth of Holy Scripture, subscribes to the Lutheran Confessions as true expositions of the Word of God, and professes the Christian faith as described in our Statement of Faith. Red Hill Lutheran Church and School is a member of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC), an association of Biblically and confessionally orthodox Lutheran Churches. Students, parents, or family members who do not share these beliefs and practices agree to communicate their concerns in a manner that does not lead to division or disruption to the school day, the classroom setting, and the normal operation of the school or the school community. Students, parents, or family members who disagree, in whole or in part, with the fundamental beliefs of RHLS, also agree not to behave and/or promote behavior or doctrinal positions contrary to these beliefs and practices on campus, at school sponsored events, or in any media form identified with RHLS.
 
STATEMENT OF FAITH
As a Lutheran Church and School, we ascribe to the ancient creeds of the historical Christian Church: the Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds. From these statements of faith, we believe, confess, and teach:
 
ABOUT GOD:
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; co-eternal in being, co-eternal in nature, co-equal in power and glory, having the same attributes and perfections (The Holy Trinity) (Deuteronomy 6:4-5; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
 
ABOUT JESUS:
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful humankind (John 1:1-4, 14; Luke 1:35). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice, and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Romans 3:21-24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3-5; 1 Peter 2:24). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, he fulfills the ministry as Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate (Acts 1:9-11; Hebrews 7:25-28, 9:24; Romans 8:34; 1 John 2:1-2).
 
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT:
We believe that the Holy Spirit calls all Christians through the Gospel, enlightens and empowers believers with His gifts, convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; and that He is the Supernatural Agent in the regeneration of the human heart, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption (John 16:8-11; Romans 8:9, 31-34; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; 2 Corinthians 3:4-6; Ephesians 5:18).
 
THE BIBLE:
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the verbally inspired word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God-breathed (Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21).
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HUMANKIND:
We believe that humans were created in the image and likeness of God and beloved by God; however, through Adam's sin the human race fell and became alienated from God; because of sin's total effects, human beings of themselves are unable to remedy their lost condition (Genesis 1:26- 27; Romans 3:21-24, 5:12, 8:1-2; Ephesians 2:1-6, 12-13).
 
SALVATION:
We believe that salvation: forgiveness of sins, reconciliation with God, and God's power in our lives is the gift of God brought to humankind by God's grace and received by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins and reconciliation with God (John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7-8, 2:8-10; 1 Peter 1:18-19).
 
HEAVEN AND HELL:
We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God's power and are thus secure in Christ forever (John 6:37-40, 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 38-39; 1 Corinthians 1:4-9; 1 Peter 1:5). We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through living lives that glorify God in this world, along with the hope that one day, we will live with God forever in heaven, when He heals this world, making all things new (John 14:1-6; 1 Corinthians 15:1-10, 35-49; Colossians 3:14-17; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 21:1-5). To reject God, and His gift of forgiveness and reconciliation offered through Jesus, is to be separated from God; this is hell (2 Thessalonians 1:6-9).
 
THE CHURCH:
We believe that the church, which is the body and espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of forgiven and reconciled followers of Jesus (1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:25-27). We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures (Acts 14:27, 18:22, 20:17; 1 Timothy 3:1-3; Titus 1:5-11). We believe that the role of the local church is to be and make disciples of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19-20). We recognize that the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion are the divinely appointed, means of grace for the church (Acts 2:41-42; 18:8; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
 
SERVING GOD:
We believe that through baptism, the Holy Spirit gives divine grace, spiritual gifts, and establishes the Christian into the Body of Christ, the church. God is sovereign in the bestowing of spiritual gifts. It is, also, the believer's responsibility to grow in their understanding of the Christian faith and to develop their sovereignly given spiritual gift(s) to the glory of God and the blessing of others (Ephesians 2:13-22, 4:1-7). We believe that it is the privilege and responsibility of every believer to serve God according to the gift(s) and grace of God that is given to them (Romans 12:1-8; 1 Corinthians 13; 1 Peter 4:10-11). We believe that God hears and answers the prayer of faith, in accordance with His own will, for the sick, afflicted, and the needs of His people (John 15:7; 1 John 5:14-15).