About Berean Christian Academy
"These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so." ~ Acts 17:11 KJV
At Berean, we strive to be Southwest Missouri's premier Christian education opportunity! It is our goal that our students represent Christ in everything they do, on and off campus. We encourage them to pray about every decision in their lives and seek out God's will in everything.
Educationally, we make it our top priority to prepare our students' for college and the challenges of life. All of our teaching is centered around a Biblical Worldview perspective. We teach in a traditional classroom setting, which helps students better retain information. Additionally, we have chosen to educate our students with the A Beka curriculum as it has a strong spiritual foundation and sets the bar high for them.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe that the Bible, (consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments only), to be the inspired, inerrant, infallible and authoritative word of God, (2 Timothy 3:16). We hold that it contains all things necessary for the instruction of men unto salvation through Christ. The King James Edition is our version of choice.
We believe there is but one living and true God, everlasting, of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness, the maker and preserver of all things, visible and invisible. And in unity of this Godhead, there are three persons of one substance, power and eternity----the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.
We believe that Jesus Christ, who was very much God, became man being born of the virgin Mary, truly suffered, was crucified, died and was buried, to reconcile us to God. Jesus Christ was our sacrifice accepted by God, for our original guilt through the fall, and the actual sins of men. He rose again from the dead, ascended into heaven and is now the mediator for all humanity.
We believe that original sin is the corruption of the nature of every person: mankind is not, of his own nature, good and righteous but is, instead, inclined to evil.
We believe that man is born a free moral agent and thus he can choose to accept or reject the salvation plan of God. God does not force himself upon any; however, he does send forth his spirit to summon whosoever will and "is not willing that any should perish" (2 Peter 3:9). "Salvation is not by works lest any man should boast" (Ephesians 2:9).
We believe that a person is counted righteous before God, only through the sacrificial work of Jesus Christ. When a person accepts by faith the Lord Jesus Christ, that individual is sanctified (set apart) by the Holy Ghost, to continue in growth and good works.
We believe that after a person has received the Holy Ghost, he may depart from grace and fall into sin, and yet by the grace of God, rise again and amend his life. However, if one falls into sin and continues therein he breaks his relationship with God and ultimately forfeits his salvation. (John 15:6 and Hebrews 10:26)
We believe that there are two ordinances of Christ our Lord in the Gospel- baptism and the Supper of the Lord. Baptism by immersion is the Christian’s witness of his regeneration through his new birth. Communion, the supper of the Lord, is open to all who have acknowledged Christ and trust Him alone as their personal Savior.
We believe that the Church, the Body of which Christ is the head, consists only of those who are born again, who are baptized by the Holy Spirit into Christ at the time of their regeneration, for whom He now makes intercession in heaven, and for whom He will come again. It is the duty of every believer to live a holy life, separate from sin, and to seek to win others to Christ. Jesus Christ is Lord of the Church, and the Church is responsible to Him in all things.
We believe in the imminent return of Jesus Christ to earth, personally, visibly, and bodily. 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.
OUR HISTORY, OUR MISSION, OUR PHILOSOPHY
Berean Christian Academy, operating out of the facilities of the Easyville Fundamental Methodist Church southeast of Monett, eagerly opened its doors in 2004. That first year we had an enrollment of 14 students, overseen by two teachers and an administrator. Meeting for classes the following year at the Monett Fundamental Methodist Church, the school had grown to more than 40 students and a larger faculty. That 2005-2006 school year we began the exciting process of constructing a 60 ft x 120 ft, two story educational building with a partial basement. The over 17,000 sq. ft. facility sits on 9 acres located approximately a mile and a half east of Monett on Highway 60. The school was the vision of a few area pastors who were motivated by the desires of a number of families in this area for just such a ministry. God began to lay the needs of this venture on the hearts of many people as we started receiving numerous donations, for which we praise and thank the Lord. With God's plenteous help and grace, the Berean Christian Academy moved into its new building and present location in December of 2005. We obtained accreditation in July of 2008 and remain accredited through the National Association of Private School and the American Association of Christian Schools.
Our mission is to provide an excellent Christ-centered education framed by the Word of God, where families are working together to teach their children to know and serve the Lord Jesus Christ with all their heart, mind, and soul.
Our Philosophy at Berean is to place God’s Word at the foundation of everything we do. We wish to provide an atmosphere of support for parents to follow the Biblical mandate to "... provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). The responsibility of the education of the children is not placed upon the church, government, or individuals. It is placed solely upon the shoulders of parents to teach their children.
We believe that the principles divinely given in the Scriptures can be taught in every area of Christian training. There is no place where one can escape the eye of the Lord upon his life. On the playground, the principles of sharing, treating one’s fellow man with respect, and reverence for God’s creation are taught. In the classroom, instruction is given in honesty, loyalty, moral ethics, trust, obedience, discipline, character and all the basics for the furtherance of their education. For example, when one is presented a mathematical fact, it is a revealing of truth and all truth comes from God.
The Bible being the foundation of our education, it is our utmost goal that every child and adult that enters this place of learning will be introduced to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, that they will receive Christ as Savior and begin a lifelong walk with the Master. Our desire is that, not only will they develop that personal relationship with Christ but that it will be such a relationship that they will want to introduce all they come in contact with to a relationship with Jesus. As an individual grows, it should become their desire to learn how to be more pleasing to the Master. This is a fulfillment of the Biblical mandate.
Our goal is achieved when a parent, student, faculty member, or any who pass through this place of instruction go away with a greater commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ and His plan for our lives. Our theme shall always be "To God is The Glory."
We are confident in the words of Romans 8:28:
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
With the Lord's guiding hand, and in his perfect timing, we pray that Berean will continue to grow to its full potential in Christ. We invite you to join us in this prayer.