Core Beliefs

Mission Statement

Hillcrest Academy, in partnership with the family and the church, offers high school students an academically excellent, Christ-centered education rooted in an Anabaptist perspective. Within a caring community, Hillcrest Academy prepares students for lives of Christian discipleship, peacemaking and service.

 Core Beliefs

  • All people are created in God’s image. -Genesis 1:26-27
  • God’s gift of life makes individuals unique and gives them infinite worth. -Ephesians 2:10, Luke 12:7
  • God’s purpose in creation is that all people have a personal relationship with God. -John 1:12-13
  • The way to God is through Jesus Christ. This individual choice to follow Jesus is the foundation of our lives and has eternal value. -John 3:16-18, John 14:5-7, I Corinthians 3:11
  • God calls us to live by the standard modeled by Jesus Christ. -Hebrews 12:2-3, Matthew 16:24
  • The Bible as the Word of God is the ultimate teaching tool for life. -II Timothy 3:14-17, Hebrews 4:12
  • God calls us to lovingly share our faith. -II Corinthians 5:18-19, Matthew 28:19-20, Matthew 5:13-16
  • Parents, supported by the church, have the primary responsibility to teach these foundational Christian truths and values to their children. -Proverbs 22:6, Deuteronomy 6:4-9
  • Learning is a life-long process; education provides tools for learning. -II Timothy 2:15, Romans 12:2
  • The IMS community of students, faculty, staff, parents and church is mutually accountable to uphold the purpose of IMS. -II Timothy 3:14-15, Romans 12:3-13, I Corinthians 12: 12-13


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