Values & Mission

Located in scenic northeast Oregon, Hermiston Christian School is a ministry of the Hermiston Christian Center.

We offer an excellent academic program in a Christian environment for students who choose to glorify God and serve as His disciples.

The Mission

The mission of HCS is to glorify God through the discipleship of students and the pursuit of excellence in education with the Bible as the foundation and Jesus Christ as our focus.

The Vision

The vision of HCS is to provide an outstanding spiritual and educational environment where, working with Christian families and churches, students will be thoroughly prepared to fulfill God's purpose for their lives.

...but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
    they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
    they shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31

Core Values

  • Christian Faith
  • Biblical Literacy
  • Integrity
  • Academic Excellence
  • Responsibility
  • Respect
  • Servant Leadership

Our Goals

  • Commitment to academic excellence (Proverbs 3:5-6; Luke 2:52)
  • Care for teachers (James 3:1; I Corinthians 9:7-14; Proverbs 29:7)
  • Preparation of students (Luke 6:40; II Tim. 2:1-2; II Tim. 3:17; III John 4)
  • Support of Christian families (Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Ephesians 6:1-4)
  • Commitment to excellent, but not extravagant, facilities (Philippians 3:12-14, 4:19; I Corinthians 14:40)
  • Commitment to outreach and ministry (Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:19-20)
  • Commitment to Truth (II Timothy 3:16; Joshua 1:8-9; Ephesians 4:14-15)
  • Commitment to financial stability (I Corinthians 4:2; Matthew 25:21; Philippians 4:19)

Our Philosophy

  • We believe that the Word of God is clear in making Christian parents responsible for the education of their children—education not limited to the counsels of God revealed in His Word, but also in the counsels of God revealed in this world. Parents should desire that their children receive an education at home and at school with the consciousness that all truth is God’s truth, and that Jesus Christ is central to all living and learning.
  • We support the parents. We assume that there is order in the family, and that the family is faithful in worship together. We expect students and parents to belong to and regularly attend a Bible-believing church. Every parent and student is to have a close personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We emphasize the spiritual life of our school campus. There is an openness to all gifts of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of spiritual gifts. This is a framework to go on in love unto perfection, striving to become more like the person of Jesus Christ and taking on His nature. We emphasize the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22,23) as the measure of our being changed to conform to the nature of Jesus.
  • We use an accelerated curriculum. Our curriculum does not accommodate special education needs or correct discipline problems.
  • We depend on volunteers to help us out at our school and require each family to devote at least 30 hours of volunteer time per school year. The degree to which your child achieves is highly dependent upon your support and knowledge of the school.
  • We are concerned about the character of our students. When obedient in the little things, God can trust you with the important things. As parents, please support all the school’s rules and procedures, including dress and conduct.
  • We want to be united in the purpose of raising responsible children. To accomplish this, we plan several special school programs throughout the year. We expect that all parents will be in attendance unless you have made prior arrangements.

Statement of Faith

  • The Scripture Inspired. The scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct (II Tim. 3:15-17, I Thess. 2:13, II Peter 1:21).
  • The One True God. The one, true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I Am,” the Creator of heaven and earth, and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (Deut. 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11; Matt. 28:19; Luke 3:22).
  • The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. His pre-existence, incarnation, virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, and exaltation to the right hand of God (Matt. 1:23; Luke 1:31,35; Heb. 7:26; I Peter 2:22; Acts 2:22, 10:38; I Cor. 15:3; Matt. 28:6; I Cor. 15:4; Acts 1:9,11; 2:33; Phil. 2:9-11, Heb. 1:3).
  • The Fall of Man. Man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression, fell, and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God (Gen. 1:26,27; 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5:12-19).
  • The Salvation of Man. Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God (Eph. 2:8; Heb. 9:12 & 22; Rom. 5:11).
  • The Ordinances of the Church. The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded in the scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Savior are to be baptized (Matt. 28:19, Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47, 48; Romans 6:4). The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements—bread and the fruit of the vine—is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (I Peter 1:4); a memorial of His suffering and death (II Cor. 11:26); and is enjoyed by all believers.
  • The Baptism in the Holy Ghost. All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4,8). This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Acts 8:12-17; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9).
  • The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Ghost. The baptism of believers in the Holy Ghost is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance (Acts 2:4). The speaking in tongues in this instance is the same in essence as the gift of tongues, but different in purpose and use (I Cor. 12:4-10,28).
  • Sanctification. Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil and of dedication unto God. (Romans 12:1,2; I Thess. 5:23; Heb. 13:12). Scriptures teach a life of “holiness without which no man shall see the Lord” (Heb. 12:14).
  • The Church and Its Mission. The church is to be: 1) an agency of God for evangelizing the world (Acts 1:8; Matt. 28:19,20; Mark 16:15,16), 2) a corporate body in which man may worship God (I Cor. 12:13); 3) a channel of God’s purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son (Eph. 4:11-16, I Cor. 12:28).
  • The Ministry. A divinely called and scriptural ordained ministry has been provided for by our Lord for the three-fold purpose of leading the church in 1) the evangelization of the world (Mark 16:15-20), 2) worship of God (John 4:23-24), and 3) building a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son (Eph. 4:11-16).
  • Divine Healing. Divine healing is an integral part of the Gospel, provided for in the Atonement, and is the privilege of all believers (Isaiah 53:4,5, James 5:14-16).
  • The Blessed Hope. The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church (I Thess. 4:16,17; Rom. 8:23).
  • The Millennial Reign of Christ. The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with his saints to reign on earth for one-thousand years (Zech. 14:5; Matt. 24:27,30; Rev. 1:7; 19:11-14; 20:1-6).
  • The Final Judgment. There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works (Matt. 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Rev. 19:20, 20:11-15; 21:8).
  • The New Heavens and the New Earth. “We according to the promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness” (II Peter 3:13; Rev. 21,22).
As a ministry of Hermiston Christian Center, the preceding statement of faith is consistent with the Sixteen Fundamental Beliefs of the Assemblies of God, our national church affiliation. However, in order to show deference, our Bible classes and chapel services shall comprise fundamental Biblical truths that are consistent and in agreement with mainstream conservative evangelical teaching. We will expound upon distinctive doctrines of Hermiston Christian Center at the request of an individual or a group of students.


The American Flag:
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

The Christian Flag:
I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag, and to the Savior for Whose Kingdom it stands; one Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again with life and liberty for all who believe. 
The Bible:
I pledge allegiance to the Bible, God’s Holy Word. I will make it a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. I will hide its words in my heart, that I might not sin against God.

School Song:
"They That Wait Upon the Lord” 
They that wait upon the Lord
Shall renew their strength,
They shall mount up with wings as eagles.
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
Teach me, Lord, Teach me, Lord, to wait.

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