What We Believe

We Believe . . . The Bible to be the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God and that it is inerrant in all it affirms and teaches.

We Believe . . . That there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

We Believe . . . In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal, future return to this earth in power and glory to rule the nations.

We Believe . . . In the deity of the Holy Spirit who convicts, regenerates, indwells, and seals all believers in Christ; fills those who yield to Him; and gives spiritual gifts to all believers as He wills.

We Believe . . . That mankind was created in the image of God; but that through Adam’s sin, the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God. Man has a radical propensity to sin and of himself is utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. We also believe that humanity is created in the image of God (imago Dei), and thus has intrinsic value. This is seen in the reality of Jesus Christ’s incarnation, becoming a man, and His willingness to die for humanity. We believe that Jesus’ resurrection inaugurated a new kind of humanity, the “One New Man,” and that those who are in Christ are being conformed to His image; that is to say, they are being restored to the likeness of God from whence mankind fell and will bear fruit in their life before they die.

We Believe . . . That the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ and that regeneration through spiritual conception by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation.

We Believe . . . In the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life, evidenced by the fruits of the Spirit and increasing conformity to Christlikeness in all areas of life.

We believe . . . That Christ’s Church, as represented in the assembly of saints in a local community, is the body of Christ to do His work of evangelizing lost individuals in its community; promote spiritual formation in the lives of its members bringing them to full maturity in Christ; and pressing beyond its Jerusalem to plant the church in its Judea, Samaria, and among the uttermost communities of earth, thus endeavoring to complete Christ’s Great Commission.

We Believe . . . That the standard for the Christian life should reflect the original intent of God before the fall of humanity and that standards and behaviors that emerged after the fall should not be considered normative. This view values the importance and inherent worth of both man and woman. It also includes the belief that the covenant of marriage is to be between a man and a woman, and that all sexual expression is rightly kept only within the boundaries of this relationship. This belief is affirmed in the words of Jesus Christ in Matthew 19:4-6.

We Believe . . . In the resurrection of the saved and the lost, the saved to everlasting life and the lost to everlasting damnation.

Core Values

Since values are the drivers for decision, and transformation is a result of multiple choices and decisions, we have identified a core of values that must be foundational to biblical, transformational education.

  1. God is love. He loves mankind with an unconditional and individual love; and He desires that we love and delight ourselves in Him, with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our mind, and with all our strength.

  2. Life. We value the individual life of a human being since its source is God, and its dimension is timeless—eternal. Thus, we must value others even as we value ourselves.

  3. Redemption. Redemption has been granted to mankind through the death of Jesus Christ and is available to every human being by placing his faith and trust in this same Christ, who was resurrected and is seated at the right hand of God.

  4. Man’s Stewardship. The role for man, granted by God, is to have “dominion” over the physical earth and to be a steward/caretaker of it.

  5. The Church’s Mission. Christ has given to the members of His body on earth the authority to continue and complete His own mission “to seek and save” lost ones, teaching them to be disciples of Jesus Christ.

  6. God’s Revelation. God has revealed truth to human beings which they can never discover for themselves. We hold that this truth must be studied, learned, mastered, and applied properly to life situations; otherwise, man, either individually or in social groups, cannot be obedient to God’s requirements.

  7. Spiritual Formation. Individuals who have placed their faith in Christ and have been spiritually conceived, like babies in the womb, must be given spiritual nourishment and care, developed through proper spiritual formation, which conforms them to the likeness of Jesus Christ.

  8. Missional Living. The person who has placed his faith in Christ and is being conformed to His likeness must make every decision of life based upon these three questions: How will this glorify my heavenly Father? How will it extend His kingdom? How can I perform the will of God on earth as it is in Heaven?

  9. Dependence upon God. We hold with conviction that when a person who has placed his faith in Christ and is being conformed to His likeness makes decisions on the basis of the eighth core value, he can depend on his Father for every provision needed for life and ministry.

  10. Prayer in Jesus’ Name. Those conceived and empowered by the Spirit of God to live the Christ-life can trust that whatsoever that person needs to perform his or her God-calling has been promised through the requisition of prayer in Jesus’ name.

Philosophy of Education

We believe that all true knowledge emanates from God, who is the Creator, Controller, and Consummator of the universe. He has revealed truth to man that man cannot discover for himself because of man’s rebellion against God. This rebellion was triggered by human will in defiance to God’s will; and since man did not desire to retain the concept of God in their knowledge system, God gave them over to be controlled by a reprobate mind.

Even with the revelation of absolute truth as presented in the Word of God (Bible), man could not by himself comprehend truth since his interpretive system was also reprobate. Therefore, the Spirit of God came for special purposes in the Old Testament era and was given to indwell the believer in the New Testament economy. In both periods, man was dependent upon the Spirit of God to illuminate the revealed truth of God so that man could comprehend its meaning.

Upon these truths, Champion Christian College has constructed its philosophy of education. We believe education is a spiritual teaching/learning activity involving cognitive knowledge interpreted by both revelation and illumination to provide a thorough comprehension of reality.

We believe that the educational design of our curricula must foster transformational change within the lives of our students based on the biblical concept of renewing the mind. Thus, our theories of learning must not be limited to the impartation of knowledge to the student, but also developing within the student the abilities and methodologies to become a self-directed learner engaged in life-long learning.

Institutional Objectives

  1. Champion Christian College shall promote a biblical worldview to foster spiritual growth in students.

  2. Champion Christian College shall foster college level competencies in communication, critical thinking, and reading/ writing in all educational programs.

  3. Champion Christian College shall promote academic scholarship through teaching and training of students for selected lay vocations.

  4. Champion Christian College shall provide a caring atmosphere, a wholesome social environment and opportunities for local church ministry.

Defining Our Teaching Task

The educational task of Champion Christian College is a seriously planned endeavor based upon biblical teaching/learning concepts, precepts, and principles. We are seeking to design a curriculum for a Christian college in a post-Christian world. We believe this task has four major components:

  1. First, we believe we must provide a balanced foundation of cognitive knowledge, for life and professions, from the multiple disciplines of human knowledge.

  2. Secondly, we believe that we must transform the life of the student by “renewing” or literally “refurbishing” the mind of the student. This “refurbishing” of the mind must first reprogram the value system of the student with a biblical value system since values are the basis for all decisions of life and vocation. We must make certain that the interpretative system of the student is a biblical worldview since a person’s worldview is the vehicle by which he interprets all knowledge. We must make certain that the student’s authority system is a biblical authority system since this is the basis for all behavior. Transformational education can only be achieved as the mind of Christ is developed within the student.

  3. Thirdly, our educational outcomes must be designed to build the character of the student through a process of spiritual formation, co-laboring with the Holy Spirit in His work of conforming each student to the likeness of Jesus Christ.

4. Fourthly, our task must include the development of abilities, skills, and understandings enabling the student to achieve success in his individual vocation, or God-calling.

Institutional Learning Outcomes

  1. Values: CCC graduates will recognize core values as the basis for setting priorities and making each

    of life’s decisions and choices.

  2. Worldview: CCC is dedicated to promoting a biblical worldview, which is the basis for interpreting all knowledge.

  3. Comprehension and Communication Skills: CCC trains its students in the ability to effectively comprehend, analyze, reflect, and respond to oral, visual, and written information and to communicate effectively through spoken, written, and other appropriate forms of expression.

  4. Professional Demeanor and Personal Ethics: Champion Christian College will strive to usher prepared students with a biblical standard of ethical conduct into their vocational enterprises vested with appropriate knowledge, abilities, skills, and leadership acumen to achieve success.

  5. Critical Thinking and Informational Competence: Students will be able to select, analyze, and assess the accuracy, credibility, reasonableness, and relevancy of questions, arguments, or issues and will be competent to determine the possibility of a solution.

  6. Social Awareness and Responsibility: Graduates will enter their social enclave with a keen awareness of the social, moral, cultural, environmental, and biblical perspectives and will demonstrate personal responsibility in relation to each.