Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality

At Providence Christian School (PCS), we believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female.  These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:26-27).  Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.

We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning:  the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2.18-25).  We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (1Corinthians 6.18; 7.2-5; Hebrews 13.4).  We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.

We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and the use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God (Matthew 15.18-20; 1Corinthians 6.9-10).

We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of Providence Christian School as a ministry of local bible-believing churches, and to provide a biblical role model to the PCS members and the community, it is imperative that all students, and all persons employed by PCS in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality (Matthew 5.16, Philippians 2.14-16; 1Thessalonians 5.22).

We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Acts 3.19-21; Romans 10.9-10; 1Corinthians 6.9-11).  At the same time, when a student, employee, or board member violates these commands of scripture or any other PCS behavior standard, discipline actions will be taken by PCS up to and including discharge or expulsion, depending on the individual specific circumstances.

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 the teaching positions of Providence Christian School.