Students Living, Loving, & Serving for the Glory of God.


Prayer is essential in having a great relationship with our Heavenly Father.  We have a group of adults who meet weekly at the school each Monday morning to pray specifically for Great Commission Schools. 


In addition to regular Bible classes, GCS students attend chapel services on Monday mornings. Typical chapel services include a time of praise and worship, along with Bible teaching. Guest speakers give students exposure to the work that God is accomplishing through other believers outside of Great Commission's walls.

GCS is above all else a Christian school.  The core of this ministry revolves around the person of Jesus Christ.  All those associated with this ministry, including board members, faculty, and staff, are held to a high standard of Christian conduct.  Students who attend GCS should expect to hear, read, and study the Word of God on a daily basis.  Every school day will be opened in prayer.  Instruction will include frequent references to spiritual principles relevant to the topic of discussion.

Section IX, pg. 4: GCS Middle/High School Handbook


III.  Statement of Faith

Each member of the School Board, and each employee of the Corporation, having accepted Jesus Christ as personal Savior, shall subscribe annually in writing to the following Statement of Faith:


We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God (II Timothy 3:15; II Peter 1:21).


We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Genesis1:1; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30).


We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15; 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (I Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25; I Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the father (Mark 16:19); His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11).


We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation of the  exceeding sinfulness of human nature; and that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ and that only by God's grace and through faith are we saved (John 3:16-19; 5:24; Romans 3:23; 5:8-9; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5).


We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved into the resurrection of life, and they that are lost into the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28-29).


We believe in spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9, I Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:26-28).


We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Romans 8:13-14; I Corinthians 3:16; 6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30; 5:18).



How can we pray for you? What concerns are you bringing to God that we can pray for along with you? Prayer requests are prayed for by our Prayer Team

Great Commission Schools

1100 Sixth Avenue

Altoona, PA  16602

814.942.9710 - office

814.942.7147 - fax

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