At The Trinity School of Bedford (TSB), we value:
Christ-centered excellence in all things - in educational practice, in character and in relationships with God and others
The student as a whole person - body, mind, and spirit
A holistic educational approach that prepares students for a productive life and constructive participation in society
An integrated, interactive, stimulating learning environment that includes the foundations of education and STEAM-focused curriculum.
Our vision at The Trinity School of Bedford (TSB) is that our students will be prepared to live a productive life and enjoy healthy, constructive participation in society grounded by a solid foundation of learning and a biblical worldview.
Our mission at The Trinity School of Bedford is to create a learning environment that honors the Triune God through creative learning and strong academics, in a caring, fun-filled environment.
TSB is an integrated ministry of The Trinity Life Community, and is one means by which we care for and serve the larger community around us. Well educated students with a clear moral foundation are essential for our society, becoming good citizens who can make a contribution to the greater good of all, living successful and meaningful lives.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
The Holy Scriptures
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God; it is absolutely true, enduring, and unchangeable, and is a practical guide for daily living, seeing the
way of life to which He is calling us. It is God’s love letter to His children.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
The God Head
We believe in the Trinity of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The three parts of the Trinity are coexistent and coeternal, which means that they always have existed and always will exist together; they are coequal in divine perfection, which means that no person of the Trinity is more powerful or more perfect than any other person in the Trinity.
II Corinthians 13:14
Humanity's Creation and Fall
We believe that humanity was lovingly created in the image and likeness of God, but through Adam’s sin became alienated from God, acquired a sin nature, and all are in need of a Redeemer.
The Plan of Redemption
We believe that because of God’s love for us that Christ died for all of us while we were still sinners; He took the punishment for our sin. With His own blood, He purchased salvation and redemption for all who believe in Him.
Salvation Through Grace
We believe that salvation is totally an act of God’s grace that is accessed through faith in Jesus Christ. No person can be good enough to earn salvation, and “being good” does not contribute to receiving God’s love and favor.
Repentance and Acceptance
We believe that, when people repent for their sins and accept Christ, they are justified through Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross. To repent means to be sorry for sins, but it also means to turn away from a sinful lifestyle. Accepting Christ means believing in Him as the only Savior. To be justified means being declared “not guilty” in regard to sin.
1 John 1:19
The Great Commandments
Jesus taught that the whole of the Scripture was summed up in two things: first, that we are to love God with everything we are because He has loved us with everything He is – the person of Jesus Christ – and secondly, to love and serve others because He first loved us. This is our framework for life and how we have relationship with God and other people.
We believe that Christians should avoid excess and that their moderation should be obvious to others. Their commitment to Christ should be deep and sincere, but they should not indulge in or lead other people into extremes of fanaticism. Christians should be well thought of, balanced, humble and self-sacrificing, reflecting Christ’s grace and character in all areas of their lives.
PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
During the elementary years, the minds of children are developing at a remarkable rate. Patterns of thinking, reasoning, and analyzing are being formed that will last a lifetime. Because this is the most opportune time for faith and reason to grow together, we seek to create an environment which nurtures both, and provides a biblical framework through which to interpret the world, make wise decisions, and pursue future learning.
Students will learn their identity as a child of God, learn the way of Jesus and understand the role of the Holy Spirit in their lives while learning to interact within a community.
We believe that education is the responsibility given to parents by God. Therefore, we work in partnership with families and their greater family, the Church, to accomplish this task. Parents play a vital role in our school and are always encouraged to visit and participate.
All children are created in the image of God and are worthy of the respect that demands. We follow the example of Jesus who made time for children and called them to Himself. We seek to help each child discover ways of using and developing their gifts for the common good. God ordained that parents and teachers are to lead the child into wisdom.