Ad Fontes Academy is an independent Christian school not affiliated with any denomination. Board members and staff embrace the tenets of historic, biblical Christianity as presented in this Statement of Faith.
These beliefs will be taught in various ways through all grade levels within a culture of grace that allows for doubt and charitable discourse in the process of making and maturing disciples of Jesus Christ.
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three distinct Persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
God created the heavens and the earth from nothing, and He is sovereign over all His creation. God made man and woman in His image, and for His own glory, responsible to rule over and care for the earth. God is self-existent, unchanging, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, holy, righteous, and loving.
We believe that the Bible, found in the Old and New Testaments, is inspired by God, infallible, and fully authoritative in all its teaching.
Faithful adherence to the teaching of Scripture is essential in the life of a Christian. We believe that because of his sin, every man has lost fellowship with God and falls short of the glory of God. The extent of sin on all creation is so great that its effects in this life continue to this very day in the form of misery, cruelty, suffering, and death.
We believe that Jesus Christ, fully God and fully man, was born of a virgin, lived a perfect, sinless life in obedience to the Father, and died on the cross as the complete sacrifice for our sin in order to reconcile God and man, and to restore His Kingdom.
He physically rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and resides at the right hand of God the Father where he is our Advocate and Intercessor. We believe that man’s salvation from sin is the gift of God, by grace through faith in Christ, not a result of man’s works.
We believe God sent the Holy Spirit as our companion and teacher to call us to follow Him, to empower us to be obedient, to reveal the truth, and to bear fruit in our lives that will last to God’s glory.
We believe that Christ will return to judge the earth and deliver His people. They will be bodily resurrected to reign with Christ in a new heaven and a new earth and will worship Him forever. At death, the believer’s soul passes immediately into the presence of God. Those who reject God will be eternally separated from God unto condemnation.
We believe the church is one body headed by Christ.
The church exists for making disciples, for worship, for the administration of the sacraments, and for fellowship and support. His disciples are sent into the entire world to do the work of Christ–to make disciples, to minister to the least of these, and to care for all creation.