To make the hope of Jesus known by discipling students to love God, serve others, and live big in an environment that is spiritually, emotionally, and physically safe,
in preparation for their God-given destinies.
A LETTER FROM DR. HARKEMA
Our desire at City of Life Christian Academy is to equip students to pursue spiritual maturity through a right understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ as presented in the inerrant Word of God. We believe that we are more sinful and flawed than we ever dared believe. BUT that IN CHRIST, we are more accepted and loved than we ever dared hope. Only as we wrap our minds and hearts around the promises of Scripture can we truly live in obedience to the commands of Scripture. So our aim is to help our students understand who they are IN CHRIST and how that shapes who they are in the world.
It is also our desire to come alongside parents in what they are already doing to disciple and nurture the faith of their children. "Two combined influences are better than just two influences." So, our aim is to keep parents informed as to what is being discussed in chapel and how they can follow up on those discussions at home.
We want to impact students Christian lives so that they are equipped to impact the lives of other students. We will have lots of student leadership opportunities such as student worship teams, student testimonies, behind the scenes chapel planning and producing, class led chapels, etc. In many ways, students best reach students and we want to provide environments and opportunities for that to take place.
The mission of City of Life Christian Academy is to prepare
the next generation, one student at a time, to impact the world for Christ. Within a strong community, we develop Christ-centered character, instill a Biblical worldview with academic excellence, and inspire every student to reach their full potential in Christ, with a heart to serve God and others. At COLCA, we believe that an excellent academic education must be conducted in an atmosphere that nurtures individual growth, inspires achievement, and develops character - all in the context of a thorough Christian understanding of life and truth.
We value community and hard work, and we believe that both are enhanced in a joyful family atmosphere. If you are a current family or student, we are grateful that you are here, and we are blessed to have the opportunity
to serve you.
If you are a prospective family and share our values, we encourage you to call us today or visit our admissions tab.
The Holy Bible is our foundation for learning, with emphasis on the vital areas of academics, self-discipline, spiritual development, esteem for others, respect for authority, and patriotism for God and country. City of Life Christian Academy, in partnership with the home and the church, seeks to provide a quality education of the highest standard. “And that from a child thou has known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” II Timothy 3:15 (KJV)
City of Life Christian Academy recognizes that the teaching of God’s commandments is itself a command given by God first and foremost to parents, as indicated in Deuteronomy 6:7 (KJV): “And thou shalt teach them [commandments of the Lord] diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house....” All instructors and staff will exhibit spiritual and emotional maturity, will follow biblical principles, and will live in harmony with our “Statement of Faith”.
WHO WE ARE
City of Life Christian Academy (COLCA) is a private, nonprofit Christian school, a ministry of City of Life Church. The school is a member of Oral Roberts University Educational Fellowship and is accredited by the International Christian Accrediting Association (ICAA). The school offers quality educational services for students K-2 through 12th grade. City of Life Christian Academy admits students without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal laws.
Established in 1991 by Dr. Gary Smith, the founding pastor of City of Life Church, the school has grown from a small group of students to a thriving, fully accredited learning institution that instills dignity and esteem to each student who attends. With the Holy Bible as its foundation for learning, COLCA focuses on the vital areas of academics, self-discipline, spiritual development, esteem for others, respect for authority, and patriotism for God and country.
TO MAKE THE HOPE OF JESUS KNOWN BY BUILDING A LARGE, CHRIST CENTERED SCHOOL, TRANSFORMING CULTURE THROUGH DISCIPLESHIP, AND EQUIPPING ORDINARY STUDENTS TO LEAD OTHERS AND LIVE DYNAMICALLY FOR THE CAUSE OF GOD'S KINGDOM.