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Statements of Philosophy

Under the authority of Christ, and with the intent of serving and glorifying Him in all things, McKinney Christian Academy exists to:

  • Create an environment of comprehensive discipleship through the Gospel-bearing work of Christian staff, the modeling of genuine faith by all those who come before the students in our care, and the development of biblically saturated programs in the academic disciplines, the arts, athletics, community service and Christian fellowship.
  • Develop authentic critical thinking with the intent of making students skilled in discerning absolute truth, grasping contextual understanding, and becoming learners and practitioners of the biblical worldview.
  • Provide a covenant-based relationship in an ecumenical environment by partnering with Christian families as they carry out their primary role in the loving, thorough education and upbringing of their children.

"Therefore, gird up your minds, be sober, set your hope fully upon the grace that is coming to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as He who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; since it is written, 'You shall be holy, for I am holy.'" - 1 Peter 1: 13-16

Statement of Faith

  • We believe that only the Bible is the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21)
  • We believe there is only one God, existing eternally in three co-equal persons: Father, Son, Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19, I Peter 1:2, II Corinthians 13:14)
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father in heaven, and in His personal return in power and glory. (John 1:1, Titus 2:13, John 10:30, I Corinthians 15:3-4, Acts 1:11)
  • We believe in the deity of the Holy Spirit, in His present ministry, and that He indwells all who receive Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord and enables them to live a godly life. (Acts 5:3-4, Romans 8:9, Galatians 5:22-25)
  • We believe that mankind was created by a direct act of God in His image and likeness and that salvation is a gift of God, only received through personal faith in Jesus Christ. (John 14:6, Ephesians 2:8-9, Acts 16:30-31, Romans 3:23, 6:23)
  • We believe that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary for the salvation of lost and sinful mankind. (John 3:5-6, Titus 3:5)
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: those who have received Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord and unto the resurrection of life and the everlasting punishment of the lost. (John 11:25-26, John 3:16-18)
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of all who know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord. (I Corinthians 12:12-13, Galatians 3:26-28, Romans 12:4-5)

Expected Student Outcomes

Spiritual Goals

  • To see students come to a personal, saving relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • To train children in all aspects of the Christian faith and help them develop a genuine, deep love for our Lord.
  • To create an understanding of how the Lord, in and through the Scriptures, creates a context for all things in our lives.

Academic Goals

  • To train students in the development of knowledge, learning skills, and the contextual application of all academic disciplines.
  • To teach all disciplines from a Christian worldview with a natural integration of biblical absolutes in all areas.
  • To prepare students for continual development and achievement, regardless of God’s specific calling on their lives.

Social Goals

  • To aid students in understanding the importance of fellowship, cooperation, selflessness, and persistent service in the process of self-development.
  • To create an environment where each student can discover, examine, and utilize God-given gifts for personal good and the benefit of others.
  • To develop in students a sense of personal responsibility to God and His creation, including school, church, family, community, country and the world.

Physical Goals

  • To encourage an understanding that God has fearfully and wonderfully made us, with divine purpose and blessing in mind.
  • To develop the context for the proper and excellent use of physical skills, be they athletic, artistic, or otherwise.
  • To create an environment of opportunity and safety in every physical aspect, so that students may learn and grow in security and confidence.

Statement on Marriage, Gender and Sexuality

  • We believe that God wonderfully and immutably crates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Genesis 1:26-27.) Rejection of one’s biological sex is rejection of the image of God within that person.
  • We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in scripture. (Genesis 2:18-25.) We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Corinthians 6:18; 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4.) We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of marriage between man and a woman.
  • We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God. (Matthew 15:18-20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10.)
  • We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of McKinney Christian Academy as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to McKinney Christian Academy members, and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by McKinney Christian Academy in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this statement of Marriage, Gender and Sexuality. (Matthew 5:6; Philippians 2:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:22.)
  • 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; Romans 10:9-19; 1 Corinthians 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 to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of McKinney Christian Academy.

Sexuality Policy

  • Purpose: In light of McKinney Christian Academy (MCA) statement of faith, statement on marriage and sexuality, and Student Handbook, and in recognition of personal physical privacy rights and the need to ensure individual safety and maintain school discipline, this policy is enacted to advise members of the MCA community of their duties with regard to use of restrooms, locker rooms, showers, and any other MCA facilities where individuals may be undressed in the presence of others.
  • Definitions Sex means the biological condition of being male or female as determined at birth. Member of the McKinney Christian Academy community means any MCA employee, volunteer, student, parent, or visitor.
  • Sincerely Held Religious Belief on Sexuality McKinney Christian Academy sincerely held religious belief is that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as either male or female, and that these two distinct, complementary sexes together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:26–27). Rejection of one’s sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
  • Policy Notwithstanding any other policy, McKinney Christian Academy restrooms, locker rooms, and showers designated for one sex shall only be used by members of that sex. In any other MCA facilities or settings where members of the MCA community may be undressed in the presence of others (e.g., changing costumes during school theatrical productions), MCA shall provide separate, private areas designated for use by members of the MCA community based on their sex. MCA recognizes there may be instances where members of the MCA community experience disparity between their sex and their feelings about their sex. This disparity can motivate them to behave in ways contrary to God’s Word and His plan for their lives. MCA encourages members of the MCA community who are struggling with their sexual identity to seek help from their pastor and other trained professionals who might best assist them in clarifying and defining their sexual identity in accordance with God’s Word. MCA will always interact with members of the MCA community according to their sex. A member of the school community who wishes to express a gender other than his or her sex is understood to be rejecting the truth and the image of God within that person. Biblical Christianity requires the body of Christ to compassionately dwell in the truth and assist those we love in doing the same (Ephesians 4:15). A member of the MCA community who openly and unrepentantly rejects their sex, either in or out of school, is rejecting the image of God within that person—behavior that dishonors the Holy Trinity and the Word of God. Such behavior constitutes a person’s failure to adhere to his/her commitment to abide by the behavioral standards established by MCA which is cause for terminating his/her privilege of membership in the MCA community. To preserve the function and integrity of MCA and to provide a biblical role model to members of the MCA community and the community-at-large, it is imperative that all members of MCA community agree to and abide by this policy
  • Copies of this policy shall be provided to all McKinney Christian Academy employees, volunteers, students, and parents.

Sanctity of Human Life

  • We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage of condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life (Psalm 139).