Christian beliefs, as understood and taught in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), extend to everything that is done at Peace. Christian instruction is not only carried out formally, but is integrated into the study of every subject. Students are immersed in a Christian atmosphere, surrounded by teachers, administrators, pastors, and staff members who strive to have their very presence be a testimony to the Christian faith and the distinctively Lutheran manner of expressing that faith.
We know that each of us sins daily, that we have a sincere need to repent of those sins, and that we need to be reconciled with God and with one another. We know that Jesus Christ died and rose again to forgive all sins. Not one of us is better than another nor should we judge one another. This said, there are times when persons do not consider their actions to be sinful, and this disbelief leads them to sin in a more open and obvious way. We believe and teach that when obvious sins are not dealt within a Scriptural manner, (repentance, forgiveness, and reconciliation) they can seriously damage the Christian community.
The LCMS is a creed based church body with definite beliefs on many points of Christian faith. For instance, we affirm the sanctity of human life from conception, the importance of a stable family life, faithfulness in marriage, and abstention from those things which would harm our physical bodies. God’s Word shows us that cohabitation, homosexual relations, and sexual relations outside the marital relationship are opposed to the plan He established at creation. While we will not shy away from any of these teachings, we also will not deny admission as a result of these sins. This is a campus where all sinners can find relief and a sense of belonging.
At Peace Lutheran School we expect the families of our students will not act in a way that is contrary to, or disrupts the teachings of this school in matters of religious faith and personal conduct. Family members are not required to believe or confess the teachings and beliefs of the LCMS, and this may give rise to discussions among those family members outside of the classroom and the school environment. However, family members may not act in a way that may negatively affect the school, promote beliefs contrary to those of the LCMS, or otherwise weaken or undermine the culture being developed at the school.