Statement of Faith
- We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God and the final authority in faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21).
- We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30)
We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33), His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:35), His sinless life Hebrews 4:15, 7:26), His miracles (John 2:11), His vicarious and atoning death (1st Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 2:9), His resurrection ( John 11:25, 1st Corinthians 15:4), His ascension to the right hand of God (Mark 16:19), and His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11, Revelations 19:11)
- We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature and that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ and that only by God’s grace and through faith alone are we saved (John 3:16–19, 5:24; Romans 3:23, 5:8–9; Ephesians 2:8–10; Titus 3:5).
- We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of condemnation (John 5:28–29).
- We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9, 1 Corinthians 12:12–13, Galatians 3:26–28).
- We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Romans 8:13–14; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30, 5:18).
Lifestyle of Volunteers
Our mission at CRICS is to “serve the servant by providing quality, innovative, family-oriented English Christian Education.” All volunteers are expected to continually maintain a Christian lifestyle which enables CRICS to fulfill its mission. Therefore all expatriates accepted for service with CRICS must be Christians and are expected to demonstrate Christian values in their lifestyle.
We believe humans are created to be male or female, each created in God’s image (Gen. 5:2, Mt. 19:1-12). For those who choose it, marriage reflects God’s design when it is a lifelong commitment between one man and one woman (Mark 10:1-12). We believe singleness, for those who embrace it, is a gift to be celebrated and supported within the CRICS community.
While there may be different behavior patterns on some moral issues within the Christian church worldwide, we feel that a conscious effort to maintain a Christian lifestyle is very important, and behavior that hinders CRICS from fulfilling its mission is grounds for dismissal. The school will not attempt to define such behavior in detail ahead of time, but our definitions of Christian lifestyle include the facts that we expect single people to remain celibate and husbands and wives to be faithful to one another within their marriage.
Where volunteers engage in behavior that the School Administrators perceive hinders CRICS from fulfilling its mission they (the Administrators) have the right to address those issues with the volunteers directly. In cases that the School Administrators deem to be serious, they reserve the right to dismiss a volunteer and have sponsorship for his or her visa withdrawn immediately.