Statement of Faith
Creekside Christian School’s Statement of Faith is the same Statement of Faith for Open Bible Church of Rapid City, a member of the Open Bible Churches (www.openbible.org).
Articles of Faith (Doctrine)
The Articles of Faith (Doctrine) of Creekside Christian School is the same as Open Bible Church of Rapid City, a member of the Open Bible Churches. These may be found at www.openbible.org
The scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inerrant and inspired Word of God. All members of the school community function under this authority and strive to apply the truths of scripture in all relationships and activities for the glory of God and the benefit of all.
Leading by Integrity
We want our students to be intentional about doing the right things and doing them right. The priority in all dealings with students is to apply lovingly the truth of the gospel to the heart. The goal is to encourage the heart of the student to be turned toward the Savior, not merely toward outward conformity. The proper understanding of the character of God and of our standing before Him leads us to a response of worship and service. Preparing the student for the road, rather than the road for the student, is an essential aspect of this shepherding process. This priority helps equip the student to be responsible and resourceful in life.
Excellence in Education
Creekside Christian School is first and foremost a school. Intentional consideration is given to the roles of the school, home and church to insure that the school gives highest priority to those activities most appropriate for the school’s unique sphere of influence. The intellectual capacities of our students are developed to enable them to think critically and deeply about both the Creator and the creation.
A variety of rigorous, engaging, academic and co-curricular activities are provided to enable students to identify and express the full range of their unique gifts and abilities. Educational decisions are made on the basis of what is best for children. High levels of student participation in the various activities and programs enrich the school experience for everyone.
The concept of servant leadership emerges from the teaching of Scripture concerning the individual as servant of God. Those who practice servant leadership discover the overwhelming joy of developing and equipping the diversity that exists within the body of Christ. Often ignoring the inherent power of a position, a biblically based leader focuses on demonstrating a genuine concern for people through tenderly serving them, modeling the spirit and attitudes of Christ. Servant leadership focuses on the needs and growth of those being led, not the needs of those who are leading.