DPCA equips pre-school and K-12 students for excellence in Christian life and service by providing a nurturing, distinctively Christian school environment that emphasizes:
imitating His character;
integrating the Bible in all of life and learning;
mastering academic knowledge and skills; and
affirming the uniqueness of each child.
At DPCA, we envision high school graduates who are:
joyful in their Christian faith;
steady and steadfast in moral character;
ready for college or other advanced training;
able to lead;
compassionate toward others;
excited about their future; and equipped to follow the Lord with excellence;
who see themselves and the world from a distinctively biblical perspective; who know what it means to serve; who have mastered their high school academic work; who know how to learn; and who have the faith, knowledge, and understanding to enter the adult world prepared to extend Christ's love and life wherever they go.
We believe in the potential of each child to achieve this vision in a way unique to each individual, yet grounded in the common truth, morality, and stewardship indicated as the biblical standard for all. Each employee of Darren Patterson Christian Academy works with this vision in mind; we expect that each parent and student affirms this vision as well.
Our Statement of Faith
We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired of God and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life. [II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21; Romans 15:4; Isaiah 8:20; Matthew 24:35].
We believe in one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in every divine perfection. [Deuteronomy 6:4; John 1:1-14; Romans 9:5; Matthew 28:19; John 4:24].
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true man . [Luke 1:26-35; John 1:1-14; John 10:30; Philippians 2:5-8; I Timothy 2:5; Colossians 1:15-19].
We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also that spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in thought, word, and deed. [Genesis 1:27-31; Genesis 2:16-17; Romans 5:12; Psalms 51:5; Romans 3:23; Romans 3:10-18; Ephesians 2:1].
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. [Matthew 26:28; I Timothy 2:5; I Peter 1:18-19; I Corinthians 15:3-4; II Corinthians 5:21; John 3:16; John 3:36; Romans 3:24-28].
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life there for us, as High Priest and Advocate. [I Corinthians 15:14-17; Matthew 28:6; Acts 1:10-11;Hebrews 4:14-15; Romans 8:34; I John 2:1].
We believe in "That Blessed Hope", the personal return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. [Titus 2:13; Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 19:11-16].
We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God. [John 16:7-11; Romans :9; Titus 3:5; John 3:5-8; John 14:16-17].
We believe that Satan is a spiritual personality, the enemy of God and man, who seeks unlawful dominion through the overthrow of God's beneficent rule. [Genesis 3:1-4; John 8:44; Ephesians 2:2; I Peter 5:8].
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting, conscious punishment of the lost. [John 5:28-29; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Philippians 3:20-21; I John 3:2; Revelation 20:11-15; Revelation 21:4-27].
We believe in the Church, the invisible body of Christ, of which all believers are members. [I Corinthians 12:12- 13; Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 1:22-23].
719.395.6046 518 South San Juan Avenue, PO Box 1243, Buena Vista, Colorado, 81211 1.877.395.DPCA