Who We Are
Welcome to Cedar Valley Christian School!
Cedar Valley Christian School students learn God’s unchanging truth, grow in wisdom, and practice kindness while experiencing academic excellence.
Every student develops and faithfully lives out a biblical worldview-based on the foundation provided by the truth of the Bible and the person of Jesus Christ-by learning spiritual, social, academic and physical principles that have been taught and modeled with excellence.
The purpose of Cedar Valley Christian School is to assist parents with their biblical responsibility to raise their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. We attempt to provide academic excellence where fundamental subjects are taught from a biblical viewpoint.
Five guiding principles
The authority of God’s Word as revealed in the Bible and recognition that people are saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
The integration of biblical truth in all that we do. This includes academics, relationships, and discipline.
The upholding of the parents’ responsibility for the education of their children.
The development of sound basic skills in reading, mathematics, writing and reasoning.
The commitment to nurturing all students in their faith in Jesus Christ and their love toward Him.
Behind our mission statement:
"A wise basketball coach once said, 'you are either getting better or getting worse; there is no staying the same.' That is to say, to move well means to move with intention. Cedar Valley has, since its inception, been a place that is concerned with growing Christian character at its core. When we introduced a new mission statement a few years ago, we sought to articulate that in a concise way and chose 'learning God’s unchanging truth, growing in wisdom, and practicing kindness' as things that we wanted to orient our school around.
As we met for our annual school board retreat, we challenged ourselves to evaluate and bring clarity to what we do well as a school. As we discussed and prayed about our 'what,' it was clear that the 'what' is and has always been an outflowing of our 'why.' Cedar Valley has been an institution of exceptional academics, but it is students and staff who reflect the light of Christ in the community that we are most proud of and excited about. Considering this, as we reviewed the current mission statement, we realized that things were indeed out of order. As a leadership group, we see 'getting better' as not allowing full-hearted pursuit of Christ to just be something that happens while we pursue academic excellence but rather to intentionally make central, ensuring that our students learn God’s unchanging truth, grow in wisdom, and practice kindness as our first and foremost reason for Cedar Valley to exist.
This means that, as we look to the future of Cedar Valley, while we are continuing teach and administer academics with excellence, we are being intentional to ensure that our students are discipled in the love and instruction of Christ. Be it academics, sports, fine arts, or extracurriculars, while we always strive for excellence, the benchmark of success will be how well we have succeeded at our mission.
It is our hope and prayer that students of Cedar Valley will continue to exemplify Philippians 2:15 as they learn Truth, Wisdom, and Kindness- taught and modeled with excellence- and will shine as lights as they live in their communities." - 2022 CV School Board
Statement of Faith
Cedar Valley Christian School is a ministry of Cedar Valley Bible Church and as such follows its doctrinal statement. The elders of Cedar Valley Bible Church hold to the truth that, “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, reproof, correction and training in righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3:16) We also understand that the Old and New Testaments Scriptures are to be interpreted in a historical, grammatical, literal fashion. So then, when questions arise concerning the character of God, His plan regarding judgment and salvation for man, the person and work of Jesus Christ and the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the lives of the saints, our final authority is the Word of God.
The Bible is inspired of God, inerrant and infallible in the original documents, written by human authors moved by the Holy Spirit to write the very words of God. We believe the Bible to be the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. (Psalms 19:7-9; 2 Timothy 1:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; I Peter 1:20-21)
God eternally exists in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit – and these three are one God. We believe in one God the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. He has revealed Himself in creation, through Old and New Testament prophets, through direct intervention in history, and in His Son Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:1; Psalms 90:2; Matthew 28:19; Romans 1:20; Colossians 1:17; Hebrews 1:1-4)
Fully God and fully man, The Lord Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin in order to die a sinless, substitutionary death and thereby redeem sinful man. The proof that He accomplished this mission was His bodily resurrection from the dead and ascension to God's right hand where he now ministers as our Great High Priest. (Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1,2 14; Romans 3: 34-35; Romans 5:6; Romans 8:34; I Corinthians 15: 3-4)
Fully divine, the Holy Spirit permanently indwells and seals every believer from the moment of salvation unto the day of redemption. The current work of the Holy Spirit is to convict the world of sin, bring new life to those who are spiritually dead, and empower all believers to live godly lives. (John 3:3-8; John 14:16-18,26; John 16: 7-11; Acts 5:3-4; I Corinthians 3:16; Galatians 2:20; Galatians 5: 16,22-23; Ephesians 1:13-14; Ephesians 4:30)
God created man in His image, innocent and sinless. Man voluntarily chose to disobey God, and through Adam's sin, all men are sinners by both nature and choice, spiritually dead and separated from God, and without Christ, incapable of restoring their relationship with God. (Genesis 1: 26; Genesis 3:1-24; Romans 3:10-18; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3)
Salvation is a gift of God's unmerited favor to all that He has chosen. It is wholly God's work from start to finish, and cannot be obtained by good works. It is attained by all that believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross. Salvation results in forgiveness of sins, righteous status before God, and adoption into God's spiritual family. (John 1:12; John 14:6; Romans 6:23; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 1:7; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 2:11-14; Titus 3:5)
The church is made up of all (both Jew and Gentile) who have trusted Jesus Christ as Savior, and in the New Testament epistles is called the body of Christ. All believers are directed by Scripture to function within the church according to their individual spiritual gifts. The local church, as established in Scripture, is made up of believers who have joined together for worship, instruction, fellowship and service. There is a complete and separate distinction between the Church as a 'people of God' and Israel. (Acts 2:42, 13:1-2; Ephesians 1:22-23; 4:7-13; I Corinthians 12:13)
Things We believe in the personal return of Christ, in the air, for His church, to be followed by a seven-year period of tribulation. Christ will then return physically to the earth, defeat Israel's enemies, and establish a one thousand-year reign over an earthly kingdom, as promised to Israel. At the end of the thousand years, God will permanently assign Satan to the lake of fire, judge the unsaved, and establish the eternal state. (I Thessalonians, 4:13-18; Revelation 19:11-22:21)
All believers will experience a future resurrection of the body and reuniting with the soul. This future state is promised to all believers to enjoy an eternal existence, separated from sin, in the presence of God in glory. Those whose names are not written in the book of life will be cast into the lake of fire. This is called the second death. (Luke 16:19-26; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; I John 5:11-12; Revelation 20:11-15)
All believers are secure in Christ forever. God's grace and power, not the self-effort of man, maintains salvation. (John 10:27-29; Romans 8:29-39; Hebrews 7:25; I Peter 1:3-5; I John 5:9-13)