Mission Statement



To assist parents in their God-given responsibilities of educating their children through Godly character and academic excellence, and to partner with the church in its biblical mandate to evangelize the world, edify the body of Christ, and equip Christians for service.


Philosophy



Land O' Lakes Christian Schoolís philosophy is based upon the Word of God. The primary objective and purpose of the school is to train the student in the way of life presented in the Scriptures while giving him a good general education.

Since the primary reason for the existence of the school is to provide a spiritual ministry, evangelistic efforts are made to make sure that all students have a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ so that the teaching of spiritual truths may have a firm foundation. This is followed by instruction in right thinking, good conduct, and clean living in the light of the principles of Godís Word.

The academic program, through the traditional approach, is developed with the goal of providing students with the best possible program of studies. We emphasize the mastery of the fundamental blocks of materialnecessary for satisfactory achievement and stress the acquisition of facts and concepts in the various areas of study, leading to the development and exercise of the powers of reasoning. Methods of teaching proven to be effective are utilized with a constant search for better methods. Realizing the differences in innate abilities, we encourage and expect each student to do his best. We believe the traditional system of education strengthens the mind and builds character. It encourages competition and teaches the value of living under a free enterprise system of government.

Character training is an important element in Land O' Lakes Christian School. We believe that the heart of character training is teaching obedience (deciding to do what is right), which will eventually cultivate an inner self-discipline. This training is essential to the emotional, physical, social, and spiritual well-being of the student. The teacher is the authority in the classroom. Discipline is administered firmly but fairly. To obey, to do right, to love God and country, and to always measure oneís attitudes against the principles laid out in the Scriptures are practices we strive to instill in each student, thus equipping him for his role in Godís plan for his life and for his proper place in society.


Statement of Faith



Devotions A. The Holy Scriptures
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, the written record of His supernatural revelation of Himself to man, absolute in its authority, complete in its revelation, final in its content, and without error in its statements. The sixty six books of the Old and New Testaments are the complete and divine revelations of God to man. The Authorized King James Version of the Bible shall be the official and only translation used by and in the school and its ministries.
2 Tim 3:16; John 10:35; Ps 89:34; Heb 6:18; 2 Peter 3:16

B. The Godhead
We believe there is one God, eternally existent, creator of the heaven and earth, who exists in three persons Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each co eternal in being, co identical in nature, co equal in power and having the same attributes and perfections.
Isa 7:14; Isa 9:6; John 14:9, 10, 26; 1 Tim 3:16; 1 John 5:7; Genesis 1:2; Deut. 6:4; Matt 28:19

C. The Person and Work of Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is fully God, who became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man.
Isa 7:14; Isa 9:6; Luke 1:35; John 1:1, 2, 14; 2 Cor 5:19-21; Gal 4:4-5; Phil 2:5-8

D. The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
1. We believe the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and that He is the supernatural agent in regeneration and baptizing all believers into the body of Christ. The baptism of the Holy Spirit takes place at the moment a person receives Christ as Savior and is the act of placing the believer into the body of Christ. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is not a second work of grace, nor is it manifested by unusual signs such as speaking in tongues. The moment a person receives Christ as his Savior, immediately the Holy Spirit indwells that person and he is sealed until the day of redemption.
John 16:7-11; Acts 1:8; Rom 8:9; 1 Cor 6:19; 1 Cor 12:12-24; Eph 1:13-14; Eph 4:30; Titus 3:5

2. We believe that the sign gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as speaking in tongues and the gift of healing, were temporary and ceased upon the completion of God's Word at the book of Revelation.
Acts 2:6; 1 Cor 13:8-10; 1 Cor 14:21-22; 2 Cor 12:7-10; James 5:14-16

E. Salvation
1. We believe man is saved by undeserved mercy through faith, and nothing of man enters into his salvation it is a free gift. Man's efforts, regardless of how good or well intended, before or after salvation, have nothing to do with it.
Eph 2:8-9; Gal 2:16; Rom 11:6; Col 2:13; Titus 3:5; Rom 3:22; John 1:12; 1 Peter 1:18-19

2. We believe God is absolutely sovereign and in His sovereignty gave man a free will to accept or reject the salvation that He has provided. It is God's will that all would be saved and that none should perish. God foreknows, but does not predetermine any man to be condemned. God permits man's destiny to depend upon man's choice.
I Tim 2:4; 2 Thess 2:13; 1 Peter 3:9; John 6:64-65; Acts 10:34; 1 Cor 1:21; Eph 1:5-14; Rom 8:29-30; Rom 9:30-32

F. The Eternal Security of Believers
We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God's power and are thus secure in Christ forever; they possess eternal life and are therefore secure for all eternity; being justified by faith, sanctified by God, and sealed by the Holy Spirit, they cannot lose their salvation.
John 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Rom 8:1, 38-39; 1 Peter 1:4-5; Eph 4:30; 1 Cor 3:11-17; 11:30-32; Heb 12:5-11

G. The Second Advent of Christ
We believe in the personal, imminent return of Christ who will rapture His church prior to the seven year tribulation period. This return will be in the air and Christ will be returning FOR His saints. At the end of the tribulation, Christ will visibly and bodily return WITH His saints to establish His earthly Messianic Kingdom, which was promised to the nation of Israel.
Ps 89:3-4; Dan 2:31-45; Zech 14:4-11; 1 Thess 1:10; 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; Rev 3:10; 19:11-16; 20:1-6

H. Creation
We believe that God created the universe in six literal days (24 hour periods). We reject evolution and theistic evolution as unscriptural theories of origin.
Gen 1-2; Ex 20:11; Col 1:16-17; John 1:1-3