Statement of Christian Heritage

The reason for adopting a Statement of Christian Heritage sometimes referred to as the Statement of Faith is to guard against missional drift. The founders of MA were focused first on Jesus and so shall we. This “Statement” is to be signed annually by each member of the Board of Directors, administration, faculty, and staff, provides affirmation of biblical doctrine that is in concert with the message of God as reflected in the Bible and historic Christianity. The statement also defines the perspective that shapes a Madison Academy education.

We affirm:

  • God as the Father, Jesus his Son, and the Holy Spirit. – Genesis 1; Hebrews 1:2, John 1; Matthew 28:18-20; II Corinthians 13:14
  • The central authority of the Bible, which we believe to be the fully inspired Word of God and look to it as our source of direction for faith, worship, and practice. – II Timothy 3:16-17; John 17:17; II Peter 1:20-21
  • Salvation is by grace through an active, working faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ. – Ephesians 2:8-9; Rom 2:24-28; James 2:2
  • The Christian life begins when true believers renounce sin, confess Jesus Christ as their Savior, and are baptized by immersion for the remission of sins. – Acts 2:38; Acts 8:35-39; Mark 16:15-16; Romans 10:9-10
  • The weekly observance of the Lord’s Supper. – Acts 20:7
  • A Cappella singing in the worship assemblies of the Church – Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16; James 5:13
  • Local self-governance of each congregation. – I Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9; Acts 20:28
  • The priesthood of all believers who, through prayer, have access to God through Jesus Christ – I Peter 2:5, 9; John 14:13; I Timothy 2:5; John 14:6; Romans 1:8
  • The necessity of living a Godly life – Romans 12:1-2; Ephesians 4:25-32; I Peter 1:13-19
  • A commitment to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our community and throughout the world – Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16
  • The church shall be led in organization and worship by spiritual men of integrity and proven leadership qualities – Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9; I Corinthians 14:34; I Timothy 2:11-12