Mission/Vision/Statement of Faith


The mission of Christian Academy of Knoxville is to partner with Christian families to provide a comprehensive college preparatory education from a biblical worldview in a Christ-centered environment. 


To honor and serve God by providing a Christ-centered educational environment that is an extension of the Christian home, that is accessible to a broad cross-section of the Christian community, that meets the needs of students with varying scholastic aptitudes through a balanced emphasis on academic excellence and continuous spiritual growth and service, and in doing so is widely recognized and respected.

Statement of Faith

We, the Board of Trustees, administration, and staff of CAK are mindful of God's will that children should be taught the content and practical applications of His Word in every aspect of learning and in every activity of life (Deuteronomy 6:4-9). We firmly believe that a Christian school is essential to the successful completion of these child-training responsibilities. It is the purpose of CAK to establish an educational institution where students may obtain a sound Christian education that allows students to know that God is the central source of all knowledge, attitudes, and skills.

CAK adheres to the following Statement of Beliefs in guiding the actions of the school:
  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God and the standard by which all knowledge is judged and taught (II Timothy 3:16-17).
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (I Peter 1:1b-2; Luke 3:21-22).
  • We believe in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory (I Corinthians 15:3-4; Hebrews 1-3).
  • We believe that the salvation and redemption of lost and sinful man is possible only through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord (Romans 3:21-26).
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life (Galatians 5:22-23; Romans 8:4-9).
  • We believe that God has given a variety of spiritual gifts (I Corinthians 12:4) to all believers according to His sovereign will (I Corinthians 12:11) for the building up of the body of Christ (I Corinthians 14:12). Believers are to be diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Ephesians 4:3) that there should be no division in the body (I Corinthians 12:25). All believers are baptized by the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ (I Corinthians 12:13) and are indwelt by the Holy Spirit from the moment of salvation (Romans 8:9).
  • 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 damnation (John 5:29; Acts 24:15; Matthew. 25:46).
  • We believe that all believers of our Lord Jesus Christ are united in the Body of Christ (I Corinthians 12:12-13) and are eternally secure in this relationship (John 10:28; Romans 8:35-39).
  • We believe that children and adolescents should be disciplined in Christian love (Hebrews 12:6; Revelation 3:19).
  • We believe that teaching and learning should be accomplished through the cooperative effort of teachers and parents, for the Bible places primary responsibility for this total education.
  • We believe that the support of the local church is vital to growth of our students and families (Acts 2:42-47).
  • We believe that we live with the sex and gender that God chose for us because we believe that God wonderfully and immutably created us as male or female and that these two different, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Genesis 1:26-27). Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
  • We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Genesis 2:18-25).
  • We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a biological man and a biological woman who are married to each other (1 Corinthians 6:18;7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4). We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
  • We believe that the Scripture dictates standards of sexual behavior. The unique roles of the male and female are clearly defined in Scripture. Any promiscuity, homosexuality, gender identity issues or other deviations from Biblical principles is a sin that is offensive to God (Matthews 5:18-19; I Corinthians 6: 9-10, 19-20; Ephesian 5:3-5; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8).
  • We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of CAK as a local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the Knoxville community, it is imperative that all persons employed by CAK in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality (Matthew 5:16; Philippians 2:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:22).
  • We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9- 10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).
  • We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31). Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture or the doctrines of CAK.
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