Our mission is to provide a sound, affordable, Christian education based upon the Bible to enable our students to develop Christian character, to establish a sound academic foundation, and to promote the Biblical worldview. Our program is designed for families who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and are dedicated to serving Him.
Statement Of Faith
The Mission Blvd. Baptist Church operates the Fayetteville Christian School. The school adheres to the church’s statement of faith. Major points of the Mission Blvd. Baptist Church statement of faith can be found here…
A school’s philosophy makes all the difference in how it operates. Its philosophy includes its foundational concepts of reality and the guiding principles logically springing from them. Please click here to read about our school philosophy…
A Brief History
Founded in 1978 with parents volunteering to work together to provide an affordable education for their children, FCS has students from all over northwest Arkansas. Click here to read more about our history.
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Statement Of Faith
Fayetteville Christian School is a ministry of the Mission Boulevard Baptist Church. The school adheres to the church’s statement of faith. Its major points include:
- The Bible is supernaturally inspired. It is the final revelation of the will of God to man. We use the traditional King James Version as the textbook in our church and school.
- There is one living and true God, the infinite Spirit who is from everlasting to everlasting. He is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. His nature is righteous, just and loving. He is the creator and ruler of the universe, worthy of all honor, confidence, and love.
- In the unity of the Godhead there are three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, all equally God, of the same nature, yet fulfilling different offices in the work of redemption. The Father represents God’s authority. Jesus Christ, the virgin-born Son, is the revealer of God and sacrifice for sin. The Holy Spirit convinces men of God’s truth and draws them to Christ as Savior.
- We accept the Genesis account of Creation, that God directly created man in His own image. We reject the notion that living creatures evolve into new kinds of organisms.
- God created man in innocence, yet man voluntarily disobeyed God and fell into his present sinful condition, and all mankind are now sinners by choice and under just condemnation.
- The devil is an actual person, created as an angel, who fell through pride and now is the enemy of God and Christ and humanity.
- The Gospel is God’s means of saving man from sin. The Gospel is the good news of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ to pay for the sins of mankind. It is the Gospel of Grace by which God saves all those who will come to Him repenting of their sins and trusting Him to keep His promise to save them.
- Salvation is the free gift of God. It is given by grace through faith without any works to all who receive Christ as their Lord and Savior. All believers have God’s righteousness imputed to them. They are children of God by the new birth and have everlasting life. They are also citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven, and are eternally secure in Christ.
- All Christians are responsible to live a pure, holy life, not in order to be saved, but to please Christ and to have an effective witness for Him.
- After removing believers in the Rapture, God will judge the earth in the Tribulation; and Christ will return to rule the earth for a thousand years. After the Millennial Reign of Christ, the unsaved will be judged and believers will live forever with the Lord in a New Heaven and a New Earth.
- The Church is Christ’s organization to carry the Gospel to the world and to make disciples. It is an educational institution. A church is a congregation of baptized believers covenanted together to fulfill the New Testament’s instructions to the churches. The New Testament church has been doing His work from the time that the Lord Jesus Christ founded it during His earthly ministry until today, and it will continue until the end of the age.
Because FCS is an educational ministry of the Mission Boulevard Baptist Church, we do teach the Bible from the historic Baptist perspective. FCS has had the privilege to have students of many faiths in our program. While we respect the right of others to hold different beliefs, FCS teaches and upholds the historic Baptist viewpoint.
Our school’s philosophy determines how it operates. Its philosophy includes its foundational concepts of reality and the guiding principles logically springing from them. A Christian education derives its foundational concepts and guiding principles from the Bible.
Fayetteville Christian School is based on the Biblical worldview with the traditional philosophy of education. God has revealed His truth in the Bible which is His standard for evaluating all ideas and actions. The Bible tells of two educational institutions: the family and the church. The Lord has given parents the responsibility to train up their children (Pr. 22:6; Eph. 6:4; Dt. 6:7-8), and He has given His church the responsibility to teach His instructions (Mt. 28:19-20; Eph. 4:11-15). Operating under the auspices of the Mission Boulevard Baptist Church, FCS combines the efforts of parents and the church to provide a Christian education. Our competent Christian faculty helps parents provide their children academic instruction consistent with Christ-centered teaching received both in the home and the local church.
Fayetteville Christian School’s philosophy is based upon the Biblical view of God and humanity. We recognize that God is the loving, righteous, and just ruler of the universe and that mankind, although created in the image of God, has chosen to fall into sin. Through Jesus Christ’s death on the cross and His resurrection from the grave, God has provided the way for all of us to be reconciled to Him. The most important issues in life are that a person be reconciled to God through faith in Christ and that a person lives to bring others to Christ. This responsibility to lead others to Christ requires one to develop in Christian character and to promote the Biblical worldview. It causes one to strive to be a leader, standing against the pressures to do wrong, and leading others in doing what is right.
We have the traditional philosophy of education based upon the truths, goals and guiding principles that have marked a sound education throughout the ages. Because every one of us is ultimately accountable to God, we need the knowledge and skills necessary to make decisions that please Him and that benefit our fellow human beings. Curriculum in each subject should progress from foundational concepts to mastery. Proven methods of instruction and training should be used.
Our school adheres to these guiding principles:
- Education should be God centered. Because the LORD is the Lord of all aspects of life, all subjects should be viewed from His perspective and all ideas evaluated according to his Word. His truth should be integrated throughout the curriculum.
- Education should focus on character development. Christ-like character is the most important quality for anyone to develop. Our choices, and thus our experiences, result from our character. Character training is accomplished by keeping clear standards and examples of good behavior before the students. It is also essential that the students be expected to conform to proper attitudes and behavior; therefore, effective supervision and discipline are an essential part of the process. Christian character results from a personal relationship with and respect for the Lord Jesus Christ coupled with such qualities as compassion, a servant heart, obedience, purity, and loyalty.
- Education should prepare a person for adult life. Whether preparing for further education or for going directly into the work world, everyone needs a spiritual orientation based upon the Bible; a mastery of reading, writing and math skills; a functional knowledge of history; a scientific understanding of the universe; and practical living skills. Academics, athletics, and extra-curricular activities help students develop not only knowledge but also responsibility, courtesy, discipline, confidence, initiative and other qualities they need in order to be successful adults.
- Education should be compassionately authoritarian. Because children are not born with the knowledge, skills, and character needed for adult life, they must be taught and trained. The teacher is responsible to impart knowledge and skills; therefore, the teacher must be a worthy example understanding the importance of his or her influence upon the children, and must have authority to control the class. To receive maximum benefit from the class, the student is responsible to respectfully submit to the teacher. The teacher must lovingly, firmly, and wisely guide the students throughout the education process.
Recognizing that it is humanly impossible to fulfill these guiding principles, we rely upon the wisdom and guidance of the Bible and the Spirit of God.
Fayetteville Christian School is a team composed of our parents, students, school personnel, and the church. The school works with parents to educate their children. Our teachers and staff give their time in response to a spiritual calling to offer a Christian education that is affordable to those who are committed to a Biblically centered education for their children. Our ultimate goals are that all our students know Christ as Lord and Savior, have Christian character, and promote the Biblical worldview by their lives of service and testimony.
A Brief History
In 1978, the parents of the Mission Boulevard Baptist Church became convinced of the need for their children to have a Christian education. Because most families could not afford the rates of most Christian schools, we determined to work together to provide a Christian school for our children. All teachers and staff were parents giving their time to make an affordable Christian education for their children and others in the community. In the fall of 1978, MBBC began the Mission Boulevard Baptist Church Child Development Ministry for K4, and K5. The following year we added 1st and 2nd grades.
In the summer of 1981, the church youth group and their parents requested that we have all twelve grades. Stepping out in faith that the Lord would provide teachers, we announced that we would go through high school. Qualified people volunteered to teach the classes, and we have offered K3 through 12th grades ever since.
Recognizing the need for our 7th through 12th grades to have the benefits of accreditation for transfers, athletics, scholarships, etc, we achieved accreditation through the Arkansas Nonpublic School Accreditation Association (ANSAA) for our secondary in 1994.
Because God continues to call people to give their time and lives as an offering to Himself, FCS continues to provide affordable, Christian education in Northwest Arkansas.