History and Biblical Foundation
Round Rock Christian Academy was founded in 1975 under the name King David’s Children’s center as a ministry of Westside Baptist Church. The organization began as an early childhood program licensed by the State of Texas. The vision of the founding church body was to add an elementary grade each year. In 1986, the church changed its name to Lake Creek Baptist Church and the school followed suit with a name and mascot change. They were known as the Lake Creek Lions of Lake Creek Baptist Academy. The Academy’s total enrollment was approximately fifty-eight students in preschool through 5th grade with several multi-grade classrooms. The school experienced rapid growth in the early 90’s. In 1994, the church merged with Northeast Baptist Church changing its name to Central Baptist Church and the school name to Central Baptist Academy. In 1998, the school board voted to change the school name to Round Rock Christian Academy in order to communicate a broader vision to reach all denominations within the community. With many campus improvements in the last fifteen years, there has been steady enrollment growth, and today the school has over five hundred students enrolled in preschool through twelfth grade.
The original mission and philosophy statements were composed in 1990. The first minor revision was approved by the school board in 1998 and the most recent significant revision was made in 2009 to communicate our goal and desire for students to make a Kingdom impact in their community. The vision statement was added in 2000 and these three written documents serve as the rudder of our school. All programs and activities are considered only if they are in alignment with these founding statements of our school.
In December 2010, Round Rock Christian Academy became its own entity, separating from Central Baptist Church. This was a mutual decision between RRCA and CBC and will allow RRCA to apply for additional funding that would not have been available as long as it was a ministry of the church. Though they are legally distinct, the church and school will always remain close. With the new entity formation, a new school Board of Directors was created to oversee the operations of the school.
Round Rock Christian Academy is based on a Biblical philosophy of life. Its objectives are Christ-centered and not man-centered. We believe in the existence of mighty God, that He is sovereign, and He alone is the source of all truth. God has revealed Himself through His creation, through the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, and through the written Word, the Bible.
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father but by me.” He alone is the mediator between God and man. He is the source of all wisdom and knowledge. Jesus Christ is central to the existence of Round Rock Christian Academy.
Additionally, we believe the key to the Christian education process is the teacher. The teacher must be a role model whose life is a living testimony of what it means to be a committed Christian conformed to the image of Christ.
The Bible teaches that man was created by God in His image; therefore, man has dignity, worth, and value. In order to achieve God`s purpose and meaning in life, man must live in dependence and subjection to his Creator.
Statement of Beliefs
- We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God (2 Timothy 3:15; 2 Peter 1:21)
- We believe there is only one God eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30)
- We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15; 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (1 Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11).
- We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature and that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ and that only by God’s grace and through faith alone we are saved (1 John 3:16-19; 5:24; Romans 3:34; 5:8-9; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5).
- 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 5:28-29).
- We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:26-28).
- We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Romans 8:13-24; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30; 5:18).
- We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Gen 1:26-27). God has uniquely created each person to live their life as He created them, male or female, to serve and glorify God in their life.
- 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 (Gen. 2:18-25). We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (1 Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb. 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 any form of sexual immorality is against God’s commands (Matt. 15:18-20; 1 Cor. 6:9-10).
- 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; Rom. 10:9-10; 1 Cor. 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 nor the doctrines of RRCA.
NOTE: Member schools of ACSI make no distinction concerning an individual’s race or ethnic background because we acknowledge that there can be no preferential treatment with God (Romans 2:11). We are bound to extend our ministry to all we can reach if we are to carry out our Lord’s Great Commission (Matthew 28:18). ACSI as an organization serving Christian schools is dedicated to the establishment, philosophy, and promotion of fundamental Christian education around the world; and it neither supports nor endorses the World or National Council of Churches, or any world, national, regional or local organization which give Christian recognition to non-believers or advocates a multi-faith union.