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A Word From Mr. Stone

Stone_EI am sure many of you have read or heard Fox News’ report on May 13.  “Obama administration tells public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms of their choice.”

Here is the link to Fox News. Being a private Christian school, the President’s edict does not affect us…yet!  Even still, I want all readers to be familiar with this excerpt from New Hope’s Foundational Statements.  Please know that we will keep male and female roles, bathrooms, locker rooms, changing rooms, shower rooms, etc. separate and distinct.  Your children will be safe at our school!

Our Religious Conviction on What the Bible Teaches Regarding Gender Identity, Marriage, Sexuality, and the Sanctity of Human Life.

Gender Statement:

NHCS continues to recognize and teach that, from the beginning, God created a man and a woman distinct from one another, yet equal in His image and likeness. (Gen. 1:26, 27) As a result, because every man and woman reflects God uniquely and differently from the other, God intends each male and each female to remain in their same gender (biological form) throughout life. NHCS teaches that a human’s DNA communicates God’s original design and gender (biological form) for each person.  All other choices made outside of one’s specific DNA gender (biological form) is therefore considered against God’s original design.  Such choices prohibit any person from employment, board membership, administrative, and any role-model staff or non-staff position since these roles place them in a position of influence to New Hope students. (Ps 139:13-16; Mk 10:6; Matt. 19:4)

Marriage and Sexuality Statement:

NHCS continues to recognize and teach that God instituted marriage after creating one man and one woman distinct, yet equal, in His image (Gen 1:27; Mt 19:5-6; Mk 10:6-9). God therefore intends that marriage be defined as:  “One man and one woman, equal in essence, brought together by God to display Him in a loving, one-flesh (conjugal) union, making this a comprehensive relationship made possible by distinct forms with distinct, yet equally valuable functions. Because of their distinct conjugal designs, procreation is made possible and therefore serves the good of the potential children, the good of the spouses, and the common good of society.” (Gen. 2:24) God declares this union of one man and one woman “very good!” (Gen. 1:31)  Those involved in non-Biblical unions and/or any sexual relationships outside of marriage are prohibited from employment, board membership, administrative, and any role-model staff or non-staff position since these roles place them in a position of influence to New Hope students. (Gen 19:4-7; Lev 18:22, 20:13; Jud 19:22-23; Rom 1:22-32; 1 Cor 6:9-11; 1 Tim 1:9-10)

We believe God’s plan for human sexuality and sexual activity is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complement each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9.) (Adapted from Samaritan’s Purse)

Sanctity of Human Life Statement:

We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image.  Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death.  Because we are called to defend, protect, and value all human life (Ps 139), we cannot participate in nor support any activity that is contrary to the sanctity of human life.
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19-21; Rom 10:9-10; 1 Cor 6:9-11.)  We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31.) Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor with the policies or practices of NHCS.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me.

Pray for our nation; pray for the protection of our Christian schools nationwide.

Ernie Stone

Why Choose New Hope?

New Hope Christian School is accredited with Northwest Accreditation (NWAC), an accreditation division of AdvancEd. We invite you to read more about it in our Accreditation Updated and more about our curriculum, graduation requirements and history of our GPA, SAT Scores, & College Enrollment on our Registrar Profile page .

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