What is a Christian education?

At Dominion Academy of Dayton, the full canon of Scripture is related and applied to every area of endeavor. God’s three primary pedagogical methods of instruction are used: instruction, discipline, and ritual. As Christians, we are:
  1. Created to Worship – The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him forever. Worship is the first and central aspect of man’s nature and identity. He is homo adorans (worshipping man) before he is homo sapiens (thinking man). Therefore, worship must be the context in which all learning takes place. Each week, we conduct worship services and instruct students in the history of Christian worship.
  2. Commissioned to Make Disciples – Our Lord Jesus Christ commands his Church to make disciples (pupils) of all nations, baptizing them into the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, teaching them to attend carefully, hold firmly to, and observe all things that He has enjoined upon us and commanded us to do. Pastors and parents are charged specifically to provide the means and necessary oversight for children to mature as faithful disciples of Christ.
  3. Responsible for our Families – The family, as an agent of God and the Church, is clearly charged with primary responsibility for raising young children in the fear and admonition of the Lord. The family provides individuals with basic personal disciplines, character development, life skills, and vocational training. The family models faithful worship, churchmanship, sacrificial service, godly living and relationship, good government, good citizenship, and a faithful witness of Christ in the world.
  4. Encouraged to partner with others – We recognize that for many and good reasons, it is legitimate, desirable, and wise in the eyes of God, for the family to partner with others, especially those in the Church, to accomplish all we believe God desires for our children.

Our Statement of Faith

We believe…
  1. in the historic faith as found in the Nicene, Apostles’, and Athanasian Creeds.
  2. that by God’s wise and loving design and decree sexual relations should take place only between a man and a woman who are joined in the holy sacrament of marriage;
  3. that a man and a woman are equal in value before the Lord, but by God’s wise and loving design and decree fill different roles and responsibilities in marriage and the church;
  4. and, that human life is sacred from the moment of conception until natural death and that the abridgment or taking of human life is a prerogative belonging to God alone.
Concerning Christian Liberties: Christians often embrace differing views or hold varied convictions about the following areas because they are not clearly proscribed in Holy Scripture: alcohol, tobacco, dancing, different forms of entertainment, the celebration of special days, dress, dating, etc. Our position is one of charity and caution. What is not clearly forbidden by God in word or principle, we cannot forbid. We cannot judge those, who in faith and good conscience before God, choose to exercise liberty in a given area, nor can we criticize any, who by faith and for various reasons known to them and God, choose to abstain. These are ultimately matters of conscience and faith before God.

Anglican Roots & Practice

Dominion Academy of Dayton is a ministry of Christ the King Anglican Church. For more about Anglicanism, visit the Christ the King’s website.