The College bases its teachings and beliefs on the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, which the College regards as the inspired and inerrant Word of God. The College’s theological basis for interpretation of the Scriptures is that provided by Peace Christian Church, the church that founded the College. These teachings are expounded in many Church and College documents, both printed and on their websites and viewable by staff as part of their appointment process. These documents inform our understanding of the lifestyle values which staff who work in the College are required to respect and maintain at all times, and should be understood as source documents, defining our doctrines, beliefs and teachings.
- The first job of every staff member is to provide a living example of the College’s religious beliefs and teachings.
- It is an occupational requirement of the College that all staff members, in the course of, or in connection with their work, act in a way that is consistent with the religious beliefs of the College. Whether directly in school hours of duty or not, nothing in their deliberate conduct should be incompatible with the intrinsic character of their position. In the expression of human sexuality for example, this includes deliberate choices for heterosexual, monogamous relationships, expressed intimately through marriage.
- Staff are required to be seen to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the principles and beliefs of the College. For example, if an unmarried couple live together in the same house they are not being seen to conduct themselves in appropriate manner even if they do not enter into a sexual relationship.
- In their deliberate conduct, staff members must not act in a way that they know, or ought reasonably to know, is contrary to the religious beliefs and teachings of the College.
- Staff are required to regularly attend a Christian church and to support Staff Devotions and Staff Worship Services when they are held.