About

At Faith Christian Academy, students receive so much more than an ordinary education. We pride ourselves on creating a unique, exciting environment that embraces all types of learners and promotes growth both academically and personally. Students and families are also welcomed into a dynamic and supportive community.

In operation since 1977, we offer classes for ages Kindergarten through Eighth grade. Our school primarily uses the A Beka curriculum which features a bible-centered, traditional, back-to-basics approach to our students education. The school is operated on a nondiscriminatory basis, according equal treatment and access to services without regard to race, religion, national origin or ancestry.At Faith Christian Academy, we are committed to academic excellence. Our dedicated and caring staff strive to instill self-confidence in students in a positive Christian manner. There is a large playground, completely fenced and equipped with various playground equipment for your child’s enjoyment and safety. We pride ourselves in smaller class sizes for a more personal and individual student-teacher relationship. Our facility is in operation from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. year round (holidays exempt). Our school year is traditional, (Sept-June) and we offer tutoring in the summer months for those students who would benefit. Faith Christian Academy offers a wide variety of educational and fun activities for children ages preschool through eighth grade.

Interested in learning more about Faith Christian Academy? We invite you to keep exploring our website, and get in touch with questions about our values, academics, community and more. Join us today!

History

Faith Christian Academy began as a pre-school/day care facility in 1977. It was founded by Pastor William Geurin and the name chosen to spotlight the new facility was ‘Little Christian School.’ Because of very high child-education prices throughout the surrounding areas, it was Pastor Geurin’s vision to offer quality and affordable pre-school/daycare services to the public. The following year in 1978, kindergarten was added to the list of services offered. Subsequent grades were added each year until the sixth grade was reached. By 1989 the school was flourishing. Because of it’s growth, especially in the upper grades, Mr. Geurin decided to change the name of the school to ‘Faith Christian Academy.’ That year, not long after the name had been changed, Mr. Geurin passed away and left a legacy of affordable christian education to the public. In the early 90’s, after repeated requests from parents, it was decided to add the seventh and eighth grades. The school has remained at that level with no plans at present to add high school grades.

In 2014, because of state laws, Faith Christian Academy was no longer allowed to provide pre-school or daycare services. Under the vision of current pastor Kenneth Sullivan, the new pre-school/daycare facility ‘Kiddie Junction’ was born and opened in late 2014. One of the goals of this licensed facility is to continually provide affordable, christian education to families throughout the area and community.

Faith Christian Academy is a ministry of the First Apostolic Church.  As a part of the church, the employees are, in reality, employees of the church.

Statement of Faith

The Bible

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, giving a true history of the creation of heaven, earth, and humanity and containing a correct prophecy of the ages to come regarding heaven, earth, and the destiny of humanity. Moreover, there is no salvation outside of what is taught in its pages.

God

There is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4). He is the creator of heaven and earth, and of all living beings. He has revealed Himself to humanity as the Father (Creator), in the son (Savior), and as the Holy Ghost (indwelling Spirit).

Father

God is a Spirit (John 4:24). He is the Eternal One, the Creator of all things, and the Father of all humanity by creation. He is the First and the Last, and beside Him there is no God (Isaiah 44:6). There was no God formed before Him; neither shall be there any after Him (Isaiah 43:10).

Son

Jesus is the Son of God according to the flesh (Romans 1:3) and the very God Himself according to the Spirit (Matthew 1:23). Jesus is the Christ (Matthew 16:16); the creator of all things (Colossians 1:16-17); God with us (Matthew 1:23); God made flesh (John 1:1-14); God manifested in the flesh (I Timothy 3:16);He which was, which is, and which is to come, the Almighty (Revelation 1:8);the mighty God, everlasting Father, and Prince of peace (Isaiah 9:6). Jesus Himself testified of His identity as God when He said, “He that hath seen me hath seen the Father” (John 14:7-11) and “I and my Father are one” (John 10:30). It took shedding of blood for the remission of the sins of the world (Hebrews 9:22), but God the Father was a Spirit and had no blood to shed. Thus He prepared a body of flesh and blood (Hebrews 10:5)and came to earth as a man in order to save us, for in Isaiah 43:11 He said, “Beside me there is no Savior.” When He came in flesh the angels sang, “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11).

Holy Ghost

The Holy Ghost is not a third person in the Godhead, but rather the Spirit of God (the Creator), the Spirit of the resurrected Christ. The Holy Ghost comes to dwell in the hearts and lives of everyone who believes and obeys the gospel, as the comforter, Sustainer, and keeper (John 14:16-26; Romans 8:9-11).

Pentecost

The day of Pentecost was observed in Jerusalem fifty days after the celebration of the Passover, which commemorated Israel’s deliverance out of Egypt. It is significant that this day was chosen by the Lord to begin the fulfillment of Joel 2:28: “I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh….” The Spirit came upon the waiting, praying disciples in an overwhelming manner. Their complete commitment to Christ and His commission evoked a mighty baptism of God’s power. This was evidenced initially by their speaking in tongues (Acts 2:4). The Spirit was resident in their lives from that moment. The Spirit-filled early church witnessed many outstanding miraculous happenings (Acts 3:1-7; 4:31). They were able to lead victorious lives as a result of their Pentecostal experience. Two baptisms were disclosed on the day of Pentecost. There was a baptism in the Holy Spirit, and in the Apostle Peter’s message that followed, water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ was commanded (Acts 2:38). This outward, physical baptism mysteriously merges with that of the Spirit, and is the “one baptism” of Ephesians 4:5. This is what Jesus referred to as being “born again” in John 3:3-7. And how wonderful to be born into the family of God-changed, transformed, and made a “new creature in Christ Jesus”. No, Pentecost is not a denomination. It is a new birth experience. It is primitive Christianity made relevant to today’s world. The people referred to as Pentecostal simply believe, teach, and receive all that transpired on that birthday of the church…Pentecost, 33 A.D. At First Apostolic Church we embrace these basic Christian truths and experiences. You owe it to yourself to attend-and see what Pentecost can really mean to you!

Sin

Sin is the transgression of the law, or commandments of God (I John 3:4). The guilt of sin has fallen upon all humanity from Adam until now (Romans 3:23). The wages of sin is eternal death (Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:14) to all those who refuse to accept salvation as set forth in the Word of God.

Salvation

Salvation consists of deliverance from all sin and unrighteousness through the blood of Jesus Christ. The New Testament experience of salvation consists of repentance from sin, water baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost, after which the Christian is to live a godly life (Acts 2:36-41).

Water Baptism

Water baptism is an essential part of New Testament salvation and not merely a symbolic ritual. It is part of entering into the kingdom of God (God’s church, the bride of Christ), and therefore, it is not merely a part of local church membership. (See John 3:5; Galatians 3:27).

Mode of Baptism

Water baptism is to be administered only by immersion. Paul said, “We are buried with him [Jesus Christ] by baptism (Romans 6:4; see Colossians 2:12), Jesus came up “out of the water” (Mark 1:10), and Philip and the eunuch went down “into the water” and came up “out of the water” (Acts 8:38-39). Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection are applied to our lives when we experience New Testament salvation: “Repent [death to sin], and be baptized [burial] every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost [resurrection].” (See Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-7; 8:2). Sprinkling, pouring, or infant baptism of any kind cannot be substantiated by the Word of God, but are only human traditions.

Formula of Baptism

The name in which baptism is administered is vitally important, and this name is Jesus. Jesus’ last command to His disciples was, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” (Matthew 28:19). We should notice that He said name (singular) not names. As previously explained, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are not names of separate persons, but titles of positions held by God. An angelic announcement revealed God’s saving name in the New Testament: “She shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). The apostles understood that Jesus was the name to use at baptism, and from the day that the church of God was established (the Day of Pentecost) until the end of their ministry, they baptized all nations (Jews–Acts 8:16; Gentiles–Acts 19:5) in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. In fact, Jesus is the only name given for our salvation. “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). 

Baptism of the Holy Ghost The baptism of the Holy Ghost is the birth of the Spirit (John 3:5). This spiritual baptism is necessary to put someone into the kingdom of God (God’s church, the bride of Christ) and is evidenced by speaking in other tongues (other languages) as the Spirit of God give utterance. It was prophesied by Joel (Joel 2:28-29) and Isaiah (Isaiah 28:11), foretold by John the Baptist (Matthew 3:11), purchased by the blood of Jesus, and promised by Him to His disciples (John 14:26; 15:16). The Holy Ghost was first poured out on the Day of Pentecost upon the Jews (Acts 2:1-4), then upon the Samaritans (Acts 8:17), and later upon the Gentiles (Acts 10:44-46; 19:6). “The promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call” (Acts 2:39).

Tongues

Speaking in other tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance is the manifestation God has given as the definite, indisputable, supernatural witness or sign of the baptism of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:4; 10:46; 19:6). It was prophesied by the prophet Isaiah as the rest and the refreshing (Isaiah 28:11-12), foretold by Jesus as a sign that would follow believers of the gospel (Mark 16:17), and experienced by Jews and Gentiles alike.

The gift of “divers kinds of tongues,” mentioned by Paul in I Corinthians 12:1-12 and concerning which he gave regulations in I Corinthians 14:1-40, is given by both for self-edification (I Corinthians 14:4) and for the edification of the church (I Corinthians 14:27-28). In church meetings the gift of tongues is used to give a public message, and it is to be interpreted. Since this gift can be misused in public, it needs proper regulation (I Corinthians 14:23-28). Not all believers exercise the gift of tongues, which is different in function from tongues given by God as the initial witness of the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Paul said, “Forbid not to speak with tongues” (I Corinthians 14:39) and “I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all” (I Corinthians 14:8). Who dares to teach or preach to the contrary?

Speaking in tongues means speaking miraculously in a language unknown to the speaker, as the Spirit gives utterance. Tongues can be classified in two ways, according to function: (1)speaking in other tongues as the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost and (2)the gift of tongues as mentioned in I Corinthians.

Holiness

After we are saved from sin, we are commanded, “Go, and sin no more” (John 8:11). We are commanded to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world (Titus 2:12) and warned that without holiness no one shall see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14). We must present ourselves as holy unto God (Romans 12:1), cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit (II Corinthians 7:1), and separate ourselves from all worldliness (James 4:4). If the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? (I Peter 4:18). No one can live a holy life by his own power, but only through the Holy Spirit. “Ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you” (Acts 1:8).

Divine Healing

God has made Himself known through the ages by miraculous healings and has made special provisions in the age of grace to heal all who will come to Him in faith and obedience. Divine healing was purchased for us by the blood of Jesus Christ, especially by His stripes (Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; I Peter 2:24). Jesus went everywhere healing those who were sick (Matthew 4:23-24), and He commanded His disciples to do the same (Matthew 10:8). He said concerning those who believe the gospel, “They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover” (Mark 16:18). Mighty healings and miracles followed the disciples wherever the gospel was preached. There is no sickness or disease too hard for God. Any of us, our children, or our friends can be healed by the power of God. “Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him , anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord shall raise him up: and if he have committed sins they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed” (James 5:14-16).

Second Coming of Christ

Jesus Christ is coming back to earth in bodily form, just as He went away (Acts 1:11). He will catch away a holy people (His bride, His church) who have accepted redemption through His blood, by birth of water and of the Spirit, and who are found faithful when He comes. “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (I Thessalonians 4:16-17). “One shall be taken and the other left” (Luke 17:36). Will we be ready? The signs of His coming are everywhere. The days of peril are here indeed, with forms of godliness void of the power of God; society and politics corrupted; and people’s hearts filled with pride, blasphemies, unholiness, love of evil, and love of pleasures (II Timothy 3:1-13). These things, together with multitudes running to and fro, the increase of knowledge (Daniel 12:4), the persecution of the Jews and their return to Palestine (Luke 21:24), and scores of other things are starting signs that Jesus’ coming is drawing near. Wars, rumors of wars, famines, earthquakes, storms, floods, distress of nations, perplexity, and people’s hearts failing them for fear are sounding the solemn alarm that Jesus’ coming is at hand (Matthew 24:6; Luke 21:25-28). “Prepare to meet thy God” (Amos 4:12).

Ressurection

There will be a resurrection of all the dead, both just and unjust. “Marvel not this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation” (John 5:28-29). “And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God . . . and the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them” (Revelation 20:12-13)> (See also Daniel 12:2; I Corinthians 15:13-23.)

Judgement

“It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). For this reason there will be a resurrection for everyone. “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad” (II Corinthians 5:10). The eternal destiny of every soul shall be determined by a just God who knows the secrets of everyone’s heart. “And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. . . .Then shall he also say unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. . . . And these shall go away into everlasting punishment; but the righteous into life eternal” (Matthew 25:32-34, 41, 46).

Our Location

We are conveniently located in Citrus Heights, with good access to both interstates 50 and 80. Our facility is just off Sunrise Blvd. one mile North of Sunrise Mall. We are an easy drop off for all areas including Roseville, Fair Oaks, Orangevale, Carmichael, and Citrus Heights. We are here to serve the working parents of today with convenience and affordability for their children’s education. Tour our campus by calling for an appointment at 916.725.5707.

Our current physical address is:

7737 Highland Ave. Citrus Heights, CA 95610

Hours

Hours of Operation:

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Monday-Friday

If a child has not been picked up by 3:15 PM, a fee will incur and be added to their monthly bill.

The school will be closed certain legal and other holidays during the year such as:

  • New Year’s Day

  • President’s Day

  • Independence Day

  • Memorial Day

  • Martin Luther King’s Birthday

  • Labor Day

  • Veteran’s Day

  • Thanksgiving and the day after

  • Christmas Day

The school will be closed on Monday or Friday for holidays that fall on the weekend.

Office Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday

  • 8:00 AM-9:00 AM

  • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

  • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

If you have any concerns or questions regarding the school or would like to pay your tuition, please visit the office during these hours.

Dress Code

Realizing that we want to create and maintain the best possible image for our school, and that a dress code for school should reflect one’s self respect, pride, good judgment, and awareness of dress appropriate to place and action, the following dress code is in effect. Good personal hygiene is to be practiced. Clothing is to be clean and in good repair. These dress regulations will apply to all functions unless otherwise instructed by the principal.

Girls:  Jumpers or skirts must be worn and be a modest length. This length will be age appropriate with Kindergarten – 5th grade no shorter than just above the knee and 6th – 8th grade below the knee.  Blouses must have sleeves and will be tucked in at all times.  Shorts may be worn under skirts, but they must not be longer than the skirt. Red, white or navy blue tights or leggings may be worn.  No sweat pants or other pants are to be worn under dresses.  No dangling earrings of any sort may be worn—studs only.  No other jewelry may be worn.  No fashion accessories, such as belts, scarves, hats, etc. are to be worn with the uniform.  No make-up will be allowed.  Students must have no visible tattoos, temporary or permanent. Hair must be kept away from eyes.  Shoes must be buckled or tied and firmly enclose the foot.  Sturdy sandals with wide straps that firmly enclose the foot are allowed. Red, white or navy blue socks are to be worn. Shoes should be black only. No cowboy boots, please.  Sweatshirts or sweaters that are worn over the uniform are to be solid red, white or navy blue with no logos or slogans.

Boys:  Long pants will be worn at all times during school hours. These pants are to have no holes in the knees and not to be over-sized to the extent of bagging.  All shirts must have sleeves and a collar and must remain tucked in at all times. Hair must be cut in a conservative, traditional style.  It must be short enough to not over-lap the collar or eyebrows. Hair cannot be artificially colored or streaked. No shaved heads, ponytails, earrings, etc. are to be worn. Students must have no visible tattoos, permanent or temporary. Shoes are to be tied or buckled and firmly enclose the foot. Sturdy sandals with wide straps that firmly enclose the foot are allowed. Red, white or navy blue socks are to be worn. Shoes should be black only. No cowboy boots, please. Sweatshirts or sweaters that are worn over the uniform are to be solid red, white or navy blue with no logos or slogans.

Uniform: The uniform for girls consists of a v-necked, pleated jumper or pleated skirt in navy blue. The brand is French Toast. No schorts, or shorts. The blouse can be a three-button polo shirt, turtleneck, or button down blouse with a collar in either long or short sleeve. No collarless tee shirts are to be worn. The color can be white, navy blue, or red. Socks are to be red, white or navy blue.

The uniform for boys is navy blue pants with a belt. The shirt may be a three-button polo shirt, turtleneck, or button down shirt with a collar in either long or short sleeve. No collarless tee shirts are to be worn. The color can be white, navy blue or red. Socks are to be red, white or navy blue.

P.E. Uniforms (applies only to 6th-8th grade)

Girls:  Full-cut navy blue culottes and a gold colored tee shirt are to be worn. Students also need a navy tee shirt. In cold weather a gold sweatshirt may be added. Athletic shoes must be worn.

Boys:  Navy blue sweat pants and a gold colored tee shirt are to be worn. Students will also need a navy blue tee shirt. In cold weather a gold sweatshirt may be added. Athletic shoes must be worn.