To assist parents and evangelical churches by providing a biblically-based educational program that instills a whole-hearted love of the Lord Jesus Christ, develops godly character, and emphasizes academic excellence.
BRCS envisions being the school of choice in the Shenandoah Valley, with students who are passionate about their faith, prepared to articulate and defend the Christian worldview, and who influence their communities and vocations for Christ and His glory.
Statement of Faith
We believe the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments of Holy Scripture (the Bible) to be inspired by the Holy Spirit, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God (II Timothy 3:15; II Peter 1:21).
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1-2; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30).
We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, Who is God the Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15; 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (Isaiah 53:4-6; I Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7); His resurrection (John 11:25; I Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of God the Father where He intercedes for His people (Mark 16:19; Hebrews 7:25); His personal, visible return in power and glory (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11).
We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature; and that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ, and that only by God’s grace and through faith alone we are saved (John 3:16-19; 5:24; Romans 3:23; 5:8-9; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5).
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28-29).
We believe in the Universal Church as a spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ; and in the necessity of the local organized church for the nurture of Christians and their families by the ministry of the Word of God (Ephesians 2:19-22; 4:11-16; Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:26-28).
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, Who indwells Christians uniting them as one in Christ, Who enables them to live a godly life and empowers them to serve in the church and community in the name of Jesus Christ (Romans 8:13-14; I Corinthians 3:16; 6:19-20; Ephesians 4:1-7 & 30; 5:18).
Statement on Marriage, Gender and Sexuality
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Gen.1:26-27). Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
Furthermore, from its inception, the Bible has been clear that human sexuality is to be experienced exclusively in the covenantal marriage union of one man and one woman as ordained by God. We believe any behavior contrary to these beliefs is sinful and offensive to God. (Gen 1:27-28; 2:15-24; Lev 18:22; Lev 20:13a; Matt 19:4-6; Rom. 1:26-27; 1 Cor 7:14).
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking his mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Acts 3:19-21; Rom. 10:9-10; 1 Cor. 6:9-11).
We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect and dignity (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31). Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of Blue Ridge Christian School.