God is the author of all the world's Knowledge, Understanding, and Wisdom.
For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs 2:6)
The basic tenet of Trinity Academy is that all knowledge is of God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) and is unified in Jesus Christ. Trinity Academy anchors all educational pursuits in Him who created all things, and seeks to foster a sense of joy and wonder as students engage in understanding His world. Christ-centered education can never be neutral and must be submitted to God’s Word for truth. Trinity Academy aspires to equip students to love the Lord with all their heart, soul, and mind; emphasizing the importance of Christian virtue and character. At Trinity Academy, students will learn how God is intimately connected to the world of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.
Statement of Faith(the Nicene Creed)
We believe in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of Very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father by whom all things were made; who for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary, and was made man, and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried, and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father. And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead, whose kingdom shall have no end. And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life, who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And we believe one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. And we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
We recognize the Holy Bible as the word of God.
(Psalm 19:7-10, 119:105, Acts 17:11, 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21, 2 Timothy 2:15, 3:15-16) As it was God’s will to speak through the writers of the Old and New Testaments, there is no better way to learn about Him than to study their words. We endeavor to write His truths on our hearts, using scripture when we lift our voices in praise and extend comfort. Recognizing the limitations of a sin nature, we use the Holy Bible for guidance in all matters. The following prayerfully crafted principles are presented as an aid as we seek to please God, not man (Galatians 1:8-10) and understand His will for Trinity Academy.
We submit in awe to God’s supreme authority.
(Exodus 20:2,3; Jude 24,25) Recognizing that God is our Father, Creator, Sustainer, Savior, and Lord; we live our lives showing that His ways and His plan are best for us. This means denying ourselves and our natural ways and desires in order to submit to His Word in how we worship, interact with others, and spend time and money.
We accept with humility our designation as His image-bearers.
(Genesis 9:6, John 17:18-23; 2 Peter 1:4) God created us to reflect Him, both in the beginning and in our identification with Jesus’ death and resurrection. We are therefore called to display His character and attributes to the fallen world and to each other. This means sacrificially placing others before ourselves, extending mercy and forgiveness, and speaking the truth in love.
We believe God’s design for humans is unequivocal and immutable.
(Genesis 1:26-28; Genesis 2:7,24; Ephesians 5:30-31; Psalms 139:13-16; Malachi 2:14-15; Exodus 20:14; Jeremiah 1:5; Isaiah 44:2) Humans are of inestimable value at all stages and conditions of life, from conception through natural death. We are created male and female as two distinct and complementary genders together reflecting God’s image. For the good of all creation, God instituted marriage with only one meaning: the joining of one man and one woman in an exclusive union and as the only venue for sexual intimacy. We will therefore hold fast to the integrity of God’s mandate for humanity, responding with compassion and truth when pressed by the shifting opinions of current culture.
We honor the intentional purpose of God’s creation.
(Genesis 2:15; Ephesians 2:10) Our world is fearfully and wonderfully made. Humans were placed in the garden to be stewards over what God declared to be good. In our lives and in our school, we seek to understand our role in creation and how to rightly love and esteem the world around us.
We seek a Spirit-filled life that displays the joy of our salvation.
(Isaiah 61:1-3,10-11) The helper Jesus promised to send isHis Spirit, who dwells inside of believers. It is vitally important that we cultivate our relationship with Him through prayer, study,and meditation. We know He is present when the fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness and self-control) is seen in the way we treat others, react to hardship, and prioritize our time.
We long for perfect communion both with God and with each other.
(Revelation 21:3,4) Together with all creation, we look and hope for the time when Jesus Christ will return and make all things new. In light of that promise, we fix our eyes on a heavenly prize, not allowing ourselves to get caught up in worldly snares such as materialism, selfishness and vanity. Rather our words and actions will serve as a guide so others may come to know His way.
We love because God first loved
(John 3:16) God is the truest, purest, and most perfect definition of love. We cannot understand love without an understanding of Him. We will answer God’s command to love Him by opening our hearts to His will and by listening for His calling in our lives. We will love others as ourselves, serving in the name of Jesus Christ.