The King’s School’s Statement on Gender and Sexuality

As we present this statement, our hearts are heavy with the weight of these issues and the division and destruction we see these issues causing in the Church and in the world today. We present our statement here with humility and with great love and compassion to all our students and staff. We recognize that we, like all people, are sinful and broken, and this brokenness is demonstrated in numerous ways that are contrary to God, including materialism, selfishness, covetousness, and immorality.

We also wish to acknowledge that King’s families represent a multitude of differing theological stances on key issues. Our student body comes from churches with a wide range of theological backgrounds, whose statements of faith differ from that of the Church of the Nations, under whose leadership The King’s School functions. We currently, and will continually, host families and students who differ with King’s on issues. It is our heart to continue to be a place where Christians who disagree on some things can find safety, unity, and fellowship in their mutual love for Christ, which they hold in common.

While King’s stands firmly on its statement of faith, we are honored to represent the larger Body of Christ in all its variations, and we find unity in our commitment to putting Jesus first in our lives. We ask that families and students engage respectfully on these issues. We encourage our students to make a prayerful study of scripture and listen carefully to the Holy Spirit as they pursue God’s leading in their lives. We will continue to be a place for students who, like all Christians everywhere, are wrestling with the inclinations of their flesh and seeking God’s strength to walk in His calling.

As King’s makes this statement on gender and sexuality, we also acknowledge sorrowfully the years of pain and damage that the mistreatment of this issue has caused to a countless number of people. We repent now, on behalf of the larger Body of Christ, and for our own individual choices, for any time we have sinned against others and unfairly separated anyone from the love of Christ or access to His fellowship. We ask for forgiveness from those the church has wronged, and from God Himself.

The King’s School’s Statement on Gender and Sexuality

  • We believe that all people must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. It will always be our intent as a school to reflect these qualities. Any behavior or attitudes not displaying these qualities should be repudiated, as they are not in accord with scripture or the Spirit of Christ. (John 13:35)

  • We believe that God wonderfully and immutably created each person as distinctly male or female (Gen. 1:26-31; 2:18-25; 5:1, 2). These two distinct and divinely representative genders together reflect the image and nature of God. We believe that the fullest, most rewarding experience of life includes the acceptance of a person’s God-given biological gender. The rejection of one’s biological gender diminishes the reflection of the image of God within a person.

  • We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. Any form of sexual intimacy outside of such marriage is hurtful to God’s heart, and harmful to the spiritual health of those involved. (1 Cor. 6:15-7:6; Eph. 5:3-7) Such activities include, but is not limited to adultery, fornication, homosexual conduct, and pornography.

  • We believe that God offers redemption, transformation, and restoration to all who seek Him through Jesus Christ. (1 Cor. 6:11)