Mission and Core Values
To support Christian families in educating to equip the mind, heart and body of children through Christ-centred curriculum and teaching for service in the world.
To enhance excellence in Christ-centred education for students through strong leadership, improved facilities and solid community relationships.
Core Biblical Values
Article 2 - Basis:
The supreme standard of the Orillia Christian School Society for elementary education shall be the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, which we believe to be the Word of God. The government of the Orillia Christian School Society is autonomous under God. It is not an ecclesiastical body, nor is it subject to any ecclesiastical organization. However, believing that the Lord God, by graciously giving us the Scriptures, has revealed to His people certain basic principles intensely relevant to education, in obedience thereto, the Orillia Christian School confesses, and is thereto bound by the following principles:
- – Life:
That since human life in its entirety is religion; God summons men to serve Him everywhere and requires that we educate our children in the fear of the Lord.
- – Bible:
We believe the Bible to be the complete Word of God that the 66 books, as originally written comprising of the Old and New Testaments were verbally inspired by the Spirit of God and are entirely free from error; that the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice and the only true basis of Christian unity.
- – Creation:
That since God, Who has created all things by His Word and Spirit, constantly revealed His wisdom and power in the cosmos and exercises His dominion everywhere, we can rightly understand the world only in its relation to the Triune God. We believe in the doctrine of creation as revealed in the book of Genesis and other Scriptures, and reject the theory of evolution.
- – God:
We believe in one God, Creator of all, holy, sovereign, eternal, co existing in three equal persons the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. This only living and true God has revealed Himself in the Holy Scriptures.
- – Christ:
We believe in the absolute and essential deity of Jesus Christ, in His eternal existence with the Father in the pre incarnate glory, in His virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, triumphant ascension, mediatorial ministry and personal, bodily return.
- – The Holy Spirit:
We believe in the absolute and essential deity and personality of the Holy Spirit, who convinces of sin, of righteousness and of judgement, who regenerates, sanctifies, illuminates and comforts those who believe in Jesus Christ.
- – Man:
We believe that man, having been created as God's image bearer, was given the task of exercising dominion over creation in obedient and loving service to God, glorifying Him in thought, word and deed, and to interpret all reality in accordance with His design and law for creation and mankind.
- – Sin:
We believe that man, by disobeying God's command not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, wilfully turned against God, forsaking the task that God had assigned him. Man estranged himself from God and brought God's curse upon himself and creation. As a result, fallen man has become blind to the true meaning of life and misuses and represses the knowledge of God, which confronts him in creation and in the Scriptures.
- – Salvation:
We believe that salvation is by the sovereign, electing grace of God: that by the appointment of the Father, Christ voluntarily suffered a vicarious expiatory death: that justification is by faith alone in the all sufficient sacrifice and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and that those whom God has effectually called shall be divinely preserved and finally perfected in the image of the Lord.
- – The Kingdom of God:
That the kingdom of God established the rule of Jesus Christ over all things and makes education and science possible and meaningful. Since we must subject every thought in obedience to Christ, we therefore reject every attempt to withdraw any aspect of life from the divine commandment to love the Lord with all our heart and mind.
- – Purpose of Education:
We believe that the purpose of Christian education is to direct and guide the children to commit their heart to Christ the Truth, to attain to understanding, wisdom and righteousness, and to perform his competent and responsible service of the Lord.
- – Parents and Children:
We believe that God has given to parents the responsibility to nurture and educate their children. These children, needing direction, correction and instruction, should receive Christ centred education.
- – The Teacher:
We believe that the teacher, as a servant of God, in exercising their calling as educator of the student, is accountable to the parents through the school board.
- – The Christian School:
We believe that the school is an educational institution established and directed by an association of Christian believers, and possesses the freedom to function in education in total and voluntary submission to Christ.
- – Christian Unity:
We believe that, based on the directives of I Corinthians 13 and Romans 14, and because of the unique nature of the school as being non denominational in character: for that reason, doctrinal views which may be divisive (e.g. baptism by water or Spirit, speaking in tongues) are to be neither promoted nor practised within the Society at any level.
- – Christian Behaviour:
We believe that the Christian life should be an inner attitude and outward demonstration of total commitment to God. Such a Spirit filled life is characterized by loving God with all one’s being and loving one’s neighbour as oneself, including one’s willingness to set aside one’s personal freedoms for the sake of those weaker in the faith. The fruit of the Spirit is the evidence of this life, against which there is no law. This spiritual life is also in complete conformity with the Scripture.
- – Christian Marriage:
The Society shall consider God’s plan for marriage the union between one man and one woman. Recognizing that breakdowns in God’s plan occasionally take place, we strive to uphold God’s ideal. God’s plan does not sanction or approve of same sex unions.