Jefferson County Christian School exists to provide a Bible-based, academic education in a Christ-centered environment.
Educated in Christ to make a difference for Christ
In February of 1977, a small group of concerned parents initiated a series of meetings open to the Christian community with the goal of making Christian education available to families in the Steubenville area. From these meetings a planning committee was formed to establish a Christian school that would be an independent, non-denominational institution. Since these early beginnings, Jefferson County Christian School has grown from the kindergarten, first, and second grades of the 1978-1979 school year to a complete academic program, Pre-K through 12th grade.
Here at JCCS we believe that Jesus Christ is Lord of all, and that the Word of God is absolute Truth. This faith guides us in all that we do. Our prayer is that we will serve families by providing a training ground for young disciples of Christ, and that together, staff, parents, and students will bring glory and honor to our Lord and Savior.
Statement of Faith
That only the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were inspired by God and are infallible and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.
In one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
That Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary and is fully God and fully man.
That man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of physical death and the liability of spiritual death and eternal separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature.
That the Lord Jesus died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified by faith in His atonement.
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.
In “that blessed Hope” the personal and glorious return to earth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
That all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, by faith, are born of the Holy Spirit and thereby become the children of God.
In the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the eternal blesssedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.
Living Sacrifices to God
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Serve God with Spiritual Gifts
3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. 4 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. 6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; 7 or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; 8 he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
Behave Like a Christian
9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; 11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; 13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.
17 Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,”[a] says the Lord. 20 Therefore
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
If he is thirsty, give him a drink;
For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”[b]
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.