STUDENT HANDBOOK – Foreward
Here at Charis our only textbook is the bible. This is because we fully believe it is God speaking to us directly, and we recognize that following the guidelines given to us by God’s Word provides the “abundant life” Jesus refers to in John 10:10. By abundant life we believe Jesus is referring to His LIfe working abundantly in our lives. Not only do we receive His life in us physically when we are born-again and saved, but He gives us examples of how to live wise and healthy lifestyles. Many believe that sin brings punishment from God, but we at Charis understand that God gives us His guidance in life to keep us safe from darkness and destruction that is in the world through sin. So, while we fully believe that born-again Christians have been completely forgiven by God of sin (past, present, and future), and that God loves us unconditionally and is not holding our sin against us, we recognize that living life other than the way the bible teaches causes sin and darkness and destruction to bring damage to us and our families. God is good. Here at Charis, we choose to believe and live by the scripture in Isaiah 55:9 where the Lord tells us “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” We believe God knows and shares with us His wisdom and knowledge and is trying to protect us.
Here at Charis we disciple (train students to be followers of Christ), not only in the Word of God, but in how to see it’s relevance today and how to apply that to our lives so we live in victory in this world rather than defeat. So we do have a “Code of Conduct” to lay out a few basic guidelines. By our Code of Conduct guidelines we are not demanding perfection, but our heart is to lead people into the good life that we believe the Lord provided us with our salvation.
Download a printable copy here: Stateside Student Handbook-2021-2022 Rev-062721 –