Our Beliefs

The following beliefs are foundational to the operation of Perimeter School and are espoused by all covenant family members as part of their commitment to the school.

  1. We believe the Bible alone is God’s infallible and authoritative Word to man. It is the only standard by which faith and practice are to be measured.
  2. We believe in the inspiration and inerrancy of the 66 books making up the entire Holy Scriptures.
  3. We believe God is a triune God – the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  4. We believe in the majesty and sovereignty of God.
  5. We believe that God spoke and purposefully created the universe out of nothing.
  6. We believe that God created men in His image. Through their relationship to Adam, all men are sinners by nature and do themselves practice sin. They are thus alienated from God, their neighbor and the world.
  7. We believe that at the fall, this image of God in man was broken, resulting in man’s total depravity.
  8. We believe in God’s gracious plan of redemption, as described in the Old and New Testament.
  9. We believe that Jesus Christ is the only Savior of sinners, the only way to the Father. He died as a substitute for sinners and was resurrected to life so that they might be reconciled to God.
  10. We believe that eternal life is a free gift that is received through faith alone in Jesus Christ. Eternal life is neither deserved by anyone, nor can it be earned or merited by the performance of good deeds.
  11. We believe that God applies the salvation earned by Jesus Christ to man through the Holy Spirit.
  12. We believe that persons not under the covenant of God’s saving grace are condemned to a literal place of eternal punishment and separation from God. God’s word reveals that there will be a final judgment of man; the consequences of which lead either to heaven or hell.
  13. We believe that the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.
  14. We believe children of believing parent(s) are rightly called “covenant” children, thereby receiving special benefits from God exclusive of salvation.
  15. We believe in the priority of the church and the necessity of local church membership by believers.
  16. We believe that a representative form of government is the most biblical and practical way to operate a covenant school.
  17. We believe we must show compassion and mercy to persons who choose non-biblical lifestyles and violate the sanctity of human life, while not embracing the choice.
  18. We believe that God has ordained marriage as the union between one natural man and one natural woman.
  19. We believe that in doctrinal issues there must be unity in the essentials (as defined by 1 - 18) and love in the non-essentials.