Statement of Faith
All Scripture is self-attesting and being Truth, requires our unreserved submission
in all areas of life. The infallible Word of God, the Old and New Testament, is
uniquely and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and is the supreme and final authority
on all matters.
(See 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:16)
We believe in one God the sovereign Creator and Sustainer of all things, infinitely
perfect and externally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(See 1 John 5:7-8)
Jesus Christ, the Son, became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy
Spirit and His virgin birth. He who is true God became true man united in one Person
forever. He died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins, was buried and resurrected
in order to redeem mankind from sin and reunite them through His blood in a relationship
with God, the Father. God "desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of
the truth. For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ
Jesus." He now is in heaven and will one day return to take us to be with Him.
(See Matthew 1:23; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; 1 Timothy 2:4,5; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17)
Salvation is the recognition of our sinful condition, which separates us from God, the acceptance of Jesus Christ's work on the cross, and asking Him to cleanse us from sin. It is not by works of righteousness that we have done, but according to His mercy and grace that we are saved. The Holy Spirit instructs and guides us into all truth, and seals us for the day of redemption.
(See Romans 10:9,10; Titus 3:5; John 16:13; Ephesians 1:13,14; 4:30)
We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is expressed in a monogamous exclusive marriage between one genetic man and one genetic woman, joined together by God in a lifelong commitment of mutual fidelity and love. (Gen. 2:21-25; 1:27; Matt. 19:56; Mark 10:6 – 9; 1 Cor. 6:9; I Cor. 7:2; Eph. 5:22-33; Romans 1:24– 32)
The true Church is composed of all persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ
and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit are united together in the body of Christ.
(See Ephesians 4:1-6)
Statement of Purpose
1. To teach music from a Biblical perspective, intertwining Scriptural principles applicable to life.
a. To that end, all instructors and decision making leadership must have a Christian testimony in word and in deed, and be able to explain their relationship with Jesus Christ and sign the statement of faith.
b. Students do not have to be of Christian faith. We do ask that they respect our position, not bringing in anything contrary to Biblical standard.
2. To provide a program that will enhance and support, not take the place of, the home schooling experience.
We also wish to provide an atmosphere that will be consistent with, not challenge the Biblical principles you teach in your home. We do not actively teach any particular church or denominational doctrine. However, we do discuss freely that which is part of our relationship with Jesus Christ as it relates to what we are doing and is consistent with Biblical Scripture. We use, in love, the Bible as the basis for encouragement, instruction, reproof and correction that will lead to the righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ in the life of the individual.
3. To provide musical opportunity for all home schooling students without discrimination.
a. Emphasis is on Junior and Senior High programs that will provide a quality opportunity for those students who desire to use music as an avenue for vocation, ministry, or personal discipline and enjoyment.
b. Elementary music is provide to teach and train students in those age groups in order to lay a proper, solid foundation for entrance into the upper level programs.
4. To provide extra curricular musical opportunities to enhance musical abilities which may include summer camps, tours, seminars, concert opportunities and competitions.
5. To provide academic High School level support classes for families whose 7-12th grade students pursue YMV musical opportunities.
These are provided as needed and as circumstances allow. It is our desire to assist families in these areas in order to help support and facilitate their conviction and calling to home-schooling. These are the most difficult years academically for families. YMV stands with you and supports you in your calling.