oak arbor school

Our Christian Perspective

The Oak Arbor School is sponsored and supported by the members of the Oak Arbor Church, which is part of a worldwide Christian Church known as The New Church. Although many of our students are children of church members, enrollment in the school is not limited to members. We are open to students of all parents who are affirmative to our distinctive educational approach.

Our church's teachings offer a clear and uplifting message of hope. Our theological orientation, which is based on the Bible and the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg, emphasizes personal and progressive spiritual growth. We honor childhood innocence and do everything we can to help children develop a foundation for adult conscience.

The following general teachings distinguish our church from other Christian faiths:

  1. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the one loving God. He is never angry and never gives up on us.
  2. The Bible is God speaking to us through literal stories, parables and a deeper spiritual meaning.
  3. Useful service from good will brings faith to life. It is the very heart of heavenly happiness..
  4. Spiritual freedom is a gift. God endows us with the capacity to choose our eternal destiny.
  5. Salvation is progressive . . . a gradual lifting up of our spirit by the Lord as we grow in love, faith and useful service.
  6. Marriage love between a husband and wife is a blessing God longs for us to enjoy. In His care, we can find and strengthen this precious love to eternity.
  7. Life after death is real. Everyone continues life's journey right away as a complete person.
  8. Heaven is for all people who become angels by living according to God's commandments.

These teachings are woven into the fabric of the school's curriculum and program, providing a breadth, depth and meaning to our students' elementary education experience.

For more details on these teachings of the Oak Arbor Church, go to Why Oak Arbor Church?