It is our desire that the students of Turlock Christian Schools become strong in spirit and in character, grow and mature in their comprehension of Christ, and live out their faith in their academic, personal and professional lives in ways that honor and please God (Col 1:10). Therefore, the following foundational beliefs are set forth as the basic, guiding biblical principles of TCS:
God: We believe that there is one true God. He is the Creator. He is Sovereign. He is the Lord Who sustains, rules, and by grace, redeems. We believe that God eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe that God is love and He is passionate about His relationship with people (Gen 1:1, Ps 135:6, Dan 4:34-35, Ps 54:4, Ps 103:19, Ps 34:4, Col 1:12-13, 2 Cor 5:21, Matt 28:19, Luke 3:22, 1 John 4:8-9, Ex 34:14, 1 John 4:9-10, John 3:16-17).
Jesus Christ: We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He became flesh; born of a virgin and conceived by the Holy Spirit. He lived a life on earth holy and perfect, without sin. He died a sacrificial death on a cross for our sins. On the third day, by the power of God, he rose from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God (John 1:14, Luke 24:39, Matt 1:1-23, Luke 1:31, 35, Acts 2:32-33, 1 Peter 2:22-23, 2 Cor 5:21, Gal 3:13-14, Luke 24:39, 1 Cor 6:14, Eph 1:20-21).
Holy Spirit: We believe the Holy Spirit continues the work of spiritual growth begun at the time of salvation. The Holy Spirit dwells within our hearts and produces in us the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The Holy Spirit instructs and empowers us for godly living and service (John 16:13, Rom 8:9,16, Gal 5:22-23, Rom 8:13-14, 26-27, John 16:13).
The Bible: We believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God. The Bible is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction and for training in righteousness (2 Tim 3:15-17).
Salvation: We believe that salvation is by God’s grace alone through faith in Jesus Christ. We believe that whoever will call on the name of the lord will be saved (Col 1:12, Eph 2:8, Rom 10:13).
Prayer: We believe that prayer is an intimate and essential part of a person’s growing and maturing relationship with Christ (Matt 6:6, 1 Thes 5:17, James 5:16b).
Servant Leaders: We believe that as followers of Jesus Christ we are called to serve God through serving others. We believe that whoever wishes to become great among men shall be a servant of men and that we should model our lives after the life of Christ, in that the Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve (Gal 5:13-14, Matt 20:26, 28).
Unity: We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers of Jesus Christ (Cor 12:12-13, Heb 10:34, 1 Peter 1:4, Rom 12:4-5).
Heaven: We believe that heaven is the reward for all believers. We believe that every person has a choice to accept Christ and spend eternity with Him, or to reject Him and spend eternity apart from Him. We believe we will reign with Christ forever (Rom 3:22, Rev 22:5, 2 Tim 2:12).
TCS is committed to provide a Christian education for students of families who reinforce Christian values and standards from the home and church. It is vital that families recognize the value of church attendance and the positive impact this makes on your child’s Christian character.
Students and families are encouraged to regularly attend a Bible-based Christian church. We trust your family’s church attendance will be a top priority because it is vital in building Christian family values in your home.