To teach the whole child in a Christ-centered environment emphasizing moral and academic excellence.
Christian educators are people who care about the general well-being of children, who want to help improve the lives of students, and who contribute to the over-all good of society by facilitating the building of spiritual, academic, social and physical skills of students. OCS's philosophy of education is one which helps others have spiritual growth and academic success which lead to healthy, happy individuals.
We believe the Bible to be the one and only inspired, trustworthy and true, without error, Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16)
We believe there is only one God who eternally exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (John 14:8-18)
We believe Jesus is the Christ, the only begotten Son of God, in His atoning death on the cross for our sins, His bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven, and that He will one day return. (Luke 1:30-33, Hebrews 2:14-15, Matthew 24:44)
We believe in the necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the sinful nature of mankind, that all are justified by grace through faith in the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ on the cross. Faith shows itself in obedience to Christ through repentance, confession of faith in Him, baptism, and a life led by the Holy Spirit, manifesting the Spirit's fruit. (Acts 2:38, Ephesians 2:8-9)
We believe we should "make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. That there is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all." Ephesians 4:3-6
(This Statement of Faith is not exhaustive of all our beliefs. Odessa Christian School Board reserves the right to make decisions about beliefs not found in this declaration by using the inspired word of God regarding the application of faith, policy, and practice.)