Statement of Faith


DTD_KidsPrayingDesmond T. Doss Christian Academy is a ministry of Lynchburg Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

What do we believe?

We believe that a Trinity of three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—make up one God. We believe in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone; no works can save us. We believe in the inerrancy of Scripture; it is God’s Truth given to us so we can know how to build the proper relationship with Him and to live in a way that honors Him.  We respect God’s divine authority and recognize His intervention in human affairs.

How does that affect what we teach?

Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy provides a spiritually-oriented education for children. A belief in the existence of the Creator God is fundamental in the philosophy of all Seventh-day Adventist schools. We believe that true education develops the spiritual, mental, and physical abilities of each student—preparing them for the joy of service in this life and for the higher joy of spending eternity with God. To achieve this goal, we encourage each student to develop a personal relationship with God and his fellow men as stated in Matthew 2:37-39, as well as cultivate physical fitness, mental ability, and moral purity as the blessing God intended.

What are the benefits of a Christian education at Desmond T. Doss for your child?

•            A spiritual environment that fosters a personal relationship with Jesus Christ

•            A strong academic setting that encourages your child to become a life-long learner

•            An atmosphere where character development is guided by the Bible, God’s infallible, absolute Truth

•            A loving staff who strive to balance instructional strategies for all types of learners

•            An appreciation of cultural differences, helping your child develop a positive attitude towards all people.

•            An advancement in your child’s knowledge of how to relate thinking skills to real-world experiences

•            A development of a strong Christian work ethic

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Upcoming Events
Fall Week of Prayer
Oct 23 – Oct 27 all-day

Twice a year, we have a specific focus on a full week of prayer together. We ask that each of you participate in praying each day with your student and asking them about specific prayer requests that have been presented at school that week.

Friday Dress-up Days
Oct 27 all-day

For this school year, every Friday will be a “dressier” or “uniform” day.  This means that it is uniform dress or better. There will be more details provided.

Please note that ALL TUESDAYS THROUGH THURSDAYS are uniform days, except when a special casual day is earned. Details about earning extra casual days will be provided.

Pizza Day
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Once a month, we have pizza day luncheons available.  Sign-up sheets will be sent home the week of the Pizza Day luncheon for you to sign up your student if you choose to get them the pizza lunch.

Octoberfest (tentative)
Oct 28 all-day

Details for this Family-Fun event to come. Be on the lookout for information to be sent home with your student in the weeks before the event.

SWOP CHURCH! @ Lynchburg Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Formerly known as Education Sabbath, on our SWOP church day, we invite all of the DTD students to come and be a part of our Sabbath service. The students will sing, pray and participate in the service. All families are invited to the service. Come enjoy a time of worshipping the Lord together.

Monday Casual Days
Oct 30 all-day

Every Monday will be casual day this year.  The kids can wear appropriate t-shirts, jeans, etc. on these days.

Science Fair @ Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy
Nov 9 all-day

Times TBA