Center Place Restoration School

Center Place Restoration School was founded in 1991 by the efforts of Restoration Branches across the country. The goal of our school is to provide quality education, along with teaching the gospel according to the Holy Scriptures, Book of Mormon, and Doctrine & Covenants. We believe that as the staff and school maintain these goals, the Lord will provide the growth and the means as He sees fit.

In the Scriptures, we are told that children are a heritage of the Lord. They belong to Him. Parents are responsible to God for the education of His children. Center Place Restoration School seeks to join forces with our Restoration families to produce a righteous generation.

The entire faculty, staff, and school board are dedicated to serving the Lord through the ministry of teaching young people. Our faculty is well-qualified, both spiritually and academically. Each member has been carefully selected and prayerfully chosen by the School Administrator. Please pray for them daily.

The school consists of Elementary (K-5). Middle School (6-8), and High School (9-12) levels. We are looking forward to a profitable year at Center Place Restoration School. We request your prayers as we seek to make our ministry one that is beneficial and truly God-honoring, and a testimony to all those around us.

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Our Purpose

We consider children to be a gift and blessing from God and the future of the Restoration movement. It is our desire to be responsive to the needs of parents by assisting them in the educational process (Gal. 4:2). We are presently attempting to serve those needs in the following ways:

  • Education that will instill a desire for godly character and equip students with skills necessary to excel in society. The words in II Peter 1:6-7 make it clear to us that faith and virtue should precede knowledge in the educational process.
  • Provide for children an alternative to the coarse and often threatening peer relationships in other environments.
  • Teach children about God's love for them, man's need for redemption, and the wonderful promise of hope in Christ's gospel.
  • Lead children to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, a daily reliance on the Holy Spirit through prayer and a love of God's word. Christ's church is founded on the principle that God continues to reveal His will to man. Therefore it is important that each child learn a sensitivity to the Spirit and learn to ask God in faith when they lack wisdom.
  • Teach effective witnessing skills. Effective witnessing begins with learning to love all people. It also involves the student's ability to build on commonalities and share their testimony with an unbelieving world in a loving, intelligent and convincing manner
  • Instill a servant's heart by encouraging students to initiate avenues of service to others. Stewardship involves measuring our lives by the contribution we can make and not by the remuneration we will receive (Romans 12:1-2 and Alma 12:33-37).

Center Place Restoration School seeks to provide the best education possible by addressing the needs of the whole child. We seek to help each student understand that God loves him; that God has a plan for his life; and that each person is accountable to God to achieve his highest potential.

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Epitome of Faith

We believe in God the Eternal Father, and in his Son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.

We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam's transgressions.

We believe that through atonement of Christ all mankind may be saved by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the gospel.

We believe that these ordinances are, first, faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, repentance; third, baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.

We believe that a man must be called of God by "prophecy, and by laying on of hands" by those who are in authority to preach the gospel and administer the ordinances thereof.

We believe in the same organization that existed in the primitive church; viz., apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, etc.

We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, etc.

We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.

We believe all that God has revealed, all that he does now reveal, and we believe that he will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the kingdom of God.

We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes, that Zion will be built upon this continent, that Christ will reign personally upon the earth, and that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisaic glory.

We claim privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our consciences, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.

We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul, "we believe all things, we hope all things," we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.

Respectfully, Joseph Smith, Jr.
Church History, Vol.2, pp. 569,570
"Times and Seasons" Vol. III, page 710,
1842

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