DOCTRINAL POSITION

At Sumter Christian School, students receive so much more than an ordinary education. We pride ourselves on creating a unique, exciting environment that embraces all types of learners and promotes growth both academically and spiritually. 

Sumter Christian School is honored to have students from many area churches in the student body. Although Sumter Bible Church with its various ministries is not affiliated with any denomination, we do embrace a baptistic position, fully delineated in the Sumter Bible Church Constitution.


Parents may be assured that other positions are not presented in a poor light, nor is there any desire to use the classroom to proselytize students for Sumter Bible Church. The majority of time spent in Bible instruction is devoted to emphasizing prayer, Bible study, witnessing, giving, fellowship, character, and godliness based on chapter-by-chapter exposition, doctrinal, and biographical instruction.


A truly Christian school is characterized first by a faculty composed entirely of born-again Christians. Each is also certified by the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools. 


Secondly, the curriculum is thoroughly Biblical: it is based on a Biblical philosophy and incorporates Scriptural applications in the presentation of all subject matter. Thirdly, the student body is predominately Christian. Many students are professing Christians, and none are hostile to Bible teaching and behavior standards.


Our primary goal of maintaining a spiritual community in the pursuit of academic goals is the feature which distinguishes Sumter Christian School from public and other independent schools.


Parents who accept the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Jehovah's Witnesses, or certain oriental religions, seldom choose to enroll their children in Sumter Christian School. The school's emphasis on the cardinal doctrines of Scripture would produce severe conflicts in the child's mind regarding the absolute nature of truth and would create a potential source of friction between parents and school staff.