Discovered Ministries exists to engage God’s people with life transforming educational opportunities that increase personal faith, expand faith’s expression, and encourages ongoing obedience to love God with all our minds.
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Discovered Ministries began with a vision to provide life transforming educational opportunities for God’s glory. in 2017 we took our first step and launched Northern Discovery Academy. Northern Discovery Academy is a private, non-traditional K-12 school that is educationally rich, student focused and worldview intentional.
Northern Discovery Academy now operates on two campuses with a vision to add an additional campus every two years. Our plan is to partner with churches, missionaries, and ministry-minded couples to spread this vision locally, regionally, and nationally
Discovered Ministries is passionate in its belief that all truth is God’s truth. We confidently engage the world in all areas of truth and learning. Truth, like moral obligation is objective. It is not contingent upon human agreement or persuasion. God is its source and is discovered through the Bible and God’s creation.
When Jesus was asked by an expert in the law, “What is the greatest commandment?” he quoted from Deuteronomy 6:5 which commands to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and strength. Jesus did not stop there, he then added to love God, “with all your mind” (Mat 22:37)
We believe that God has called upon his people to love and glorify him by speaking truth in all areas of learning and cultural interaction. We take seriously Peter’s call to be ready to give an answer for our hope and Paul’s command to renew our minds.
Our heart’s desire is to equip God’s people to stand firm with an informed biblical faith; fully equipped to share their faith with those from all walks of life.
Discovered ministries seeks to come alongside churches and other like-minded ministries for the glory of God and the sake of the gospel. We are excited to make available conferences and events that make-ready disciples of Jesus.
Our mission is to partner with churches, like-faith organizations and individuals to reach communities through three primary endeavors. These objectives work together for God’s glory by transforming the hearts and minds of the communities we serve.
1. Gospel Proclamation
Nothing we do will have eternal and lasting impact without the gospel. We will proclaim the transformational power of the gospel in everything we do (Romans 1:16). This happens in our K-12 classrooms, intentional relationships within our communities, and in our partnerships with other like-minded churches and organizations.
2. Providing Hope through Educational Renewal
Northern Discovery Academy is a Christ-Centered mission school serving its community by providing low-cost private education. Our non-traditional methodology is student-centered, collaborative and interactive. Our learning environment is specifically designed to facilitate student success through personal attention in a variety of educational settings.
We teach our students to see themselves and their world from God’s perspective. Each student is reminded that they are unique image-bearers of God with inherent value and purpose.
Being directly involved with families through their student’s education has given our staff significant opportunity to have an impact for Christ. Our ministry experience over the past 30 years has allowed us to serve Christ in a variety of settings. It is difficult to think of any ministry that provided more opportunity for lasting impact.
3. Offering Answers to Hard Questions through Worldview & Apologetics
Christianity is becoming more and more implausible to the secular mind. There is a danger when any part of Christian teaching is so discredited by contemporary culture that it is considered not worth listening too. One danger is for those who grow up in the church. Many are not prepared when contemporary influencers ridicule Christian teaching or dismiss it hate speech. This is one reason why studies show that 70% of students raised in the church will leave the church during their college years.
Another danger would be the barrier to faith that implausibility creates with those who do not know Jesus as their Savior. Discovered Ministries wants to break down those barriers by creating opportunity for dialogue that can lead to direct gospel sharing.
Discovered Ministries Belief Statement
We believe the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament Scripture alone to be inspired in all its very words by God and inerrant in the text of the original manuscripts, and that they alone are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.
We believe in one God who is Creator of heaven and earth, who is infinite Spirit, light, love, and truth; eternal, almighty, infallible in all things, including His omniscience and knowledge of all future events; that He is unchangeable, all wise, just, and holy; and that the triune God eternally exists in one essence and three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God intervenes in the universe, and miracles—including predictive prophecy—are possible.
We believe in the ex-nihilo special creation of the entire space-time universe, as described in the biblical creation record, and in the direct creation of many diverse biological categories. We also believe in the historicity of the biblical record, including the special creation of Adam and Eve as the literal progenitors of all people, the literal fall and resultant divine curse on the creation.
Incarnation: We believe in Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Trinity, the Eternal Word manifested in the flesh. We believe that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, and that He is fully God and fully man, having two distinct natures co-joined in one Person.
Death: We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice for the sin of humanity and thus offers salvation to all as a free gift based on grace alone. The representative and substitutionary work of Jesus Christ is effectual for all who receive Him as Savior.
Resurrection: We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ arose from the dead in the same physical body, though glorified, in which He had lived and died, and that His resurrection body is the pattern of that body which will be given to all believers at the return of Christ.
Ascension: We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven in the same glorified physical body in which He arose, was seated at His Father’s right hand, assuring us of the perfection of His work of redemption, and that He now, as Head over all things to the Church, is engaged on behalf of the saved as their only Advocate.
Return: We believe in the future, personal, literal, and bodily return of Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones.
We believe that humans were originally created in the image and likeness of God, and that humans fell through sin; as a consequence of sin, humanity became spiritually dead with a corrupt human nature that has been transmitted to the entire human race, the Man Jesus Christ alone being excepted; and hence, that every descendant of Adam is born into the world with a nature that is corrupt.
Human Sexuality and Marriage: According to the Bible, we view marriage as ordained by God from the creation of humanity, of one adult biologically born male and one adult biologically born female, and historically understood by the Church, to be the most basic societal institution and the exclusive institution appointed by God for sexual intimacy. We believe God has created each human as a unique individual, a biologically born male or female, just as he created Adam and Eve as male and female respectively.
Sanctity of Human Life: We believe that all human life is created by God in His image, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life (Psalm 139).
We believe that only those who receive the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior by faith alone, apart from all good works, are justified before God, and have become children of God and, therefore, will inherit entrance to Heaven and eternal communion with God.
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit, being the Third Person of the Godhead, convicts men of sin, regenerates, indwells, baptizes, seals, and sets believers apart to a holy life; that He keeps and empowers believers day by day. We believe that He is the Teacher of the Word of God through which He guides us in our daily lives.
The Final State
We believe in the eternal and everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the eternal conscious punishment of the lost.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted baptism and the Lord’s Supper (neither necessary for justification), to be observed until He comes, and overseen by the local church.
We believe that the universal Church of Jesus Christ is composed of those who have been redeemed and washed in His blood, regenerated and sealed by the Holy Spirit, and that they are saved to worship and to serve; that it is the responsibility and privilege of all who are saved to seek to win others to Christ, to the “uttermost part of the earth”; that they should seek to live a holy life, to separate themselves from and forsake all that might dishonor God, cast discredit on His cause, or weaken their testimony.
We believe that there is a personal devil who can exert vast power but only as far as God permits him to do so; that he shall ultimately be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone and shall be tormented day and night forever. Other, both good and evil, supernatural beings exist.