PRIVATE RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION DISCLOSURE As a private Christian school, LRCA is a “religious organization.” While commerce laws prohibiting arbitrary discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age and disability apply generally to religious organizations, a religious organization is allowed to discriminate on the basis of its religious beliefs. This exception is rooted in the constitutional right to free exercise of religion. As a private school, LRCA considers academic performance to be criteria relevant to decisions regarding student admission and retention. As a religious organization, LRCA will neither commence nor continue admission, enrollment or employment if it is believed by LRCA that such will cause confusion about, conflict with, or compromise of the school’s mission to provide a distinctly Christian education from a Christ-centered worldview. In that regard, LRCA conforms to the orthodox teachings of the historical Christian Church as set forth in the sixty-six books of the Holy Bible, all of which we believe to be our infallible and authoritative rule of faith and practice. Any decision to discriminate on the basis of religious belief will be made by the Head of School, subject to review by the Board of Trust. This policy applies to and is incorporated into all LRCA affairs, including all LRCA contracts, programs, activities, facilities, publications, and events.
Expectations for LRCA Community Representatives Community representatives (LRCA trustees, the head-of-school, school employees and recruited volunteers) work separately and together in response to a calling from God to advance and accomplish the LRCA mission to serve families, churches and the community by providing a PK-12th grade education, characterized by excellence in the pursuit of truth from a Christ-centered worldview. As such, LRCA Christian community representatives are persons responsible for defining, cultivating, leading and/or representing our LRCA Christian community, all as an expression and exercise of our agreed Christian community beliefs. Having a common mission, each LRCA representative is an integral part of the LRCA Christian community and LRCA expects each representative to comply with the following fundamental obligations:
Christian Beliefs. Each LRCA community representative shall affirm agreement with the beliefs of the LRCA Christian community as expressed in this LRCA Christian Community Statement and the LRCA Doctrinal Statement, the LRCA Mission Statement, the LRCA Core Values Statement, the LRCA Educational Philosophy Statement, and the policies or statements adopted by or approved by the LRCA Board of Trust. These documents can be found under the Beliefs section of the LRCA website. LRCA community representatives shall not subscribe to or promote any religious beliefs inconsistent with such beliefs. Each community representative must affirm that his or her calling to serve in the LRCA Christian community requires him or her to respect such beliefs and to abide by LRCA Christian community standards regarding the exercise or expression of such beliefs. "How can two walk together unless they be agreed?" Amos 3:3.
Christian Conduct. Each LRCA community representative shall at all times (during working and non-working hours) model the beliefs of the LRCA Christian community as expressed in this LRCA Christian Community Statement and the LRCA Doctrinal Statement, the LRCA Mission Statement, the LRCA Core Values Statement, the LRCA Educational Philosophy Statement, and the policies or statements adopted by or approved by the LRCA Board of Trust.
Distinctly Christian Activities. Each representative shall be ready, willing and able to lead or contribute to distinctly Christian activities of the LRCA Christian community such as devotional worship or prayer services.