International Christian School of Budapest (ICSB)

Organization Description: 

The International Christian School of Budapest (ICSB) provides an education in English for students in grades 1-12, preparing them for entrance into North American colleges and universities. ICSB is committed to Christian education; students take a Bible class every year, they attend a weekly chapel service, and biblical truth and a Christian worldview are integrated into each subject taught. ICSB seeks to educate the whole child by incorporating a wide range of activities for students, including programs and opportunities in the fine arts (drama, music, art), athletics, community outreach activities, and spiritual and social events. We also provide many services for students, including guidance and personal counseling, a school nurse, ESL instruction for non-native English speakers, and special services for students with learning disabilities and special physical needs.

There are over 200 students at ICSB. One of the great features of the school is the international student body; although the majority of our students are children of North American missionaries, roughly 20% of our students come from various countries in Asia, and another 25% are from right here in Hungary and Central Europe. ICSB is truly international, as our students represent over a dozen different countries.

Ifjusag utca 11
Diosd, 2049
Mission Statement: 

The International Christian School of Budapest (ICSB) exists to provide a bibically-based education to assist families in preparing their children as followers of Christ and to higher education.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

We Believe...
The Bible: We believe the 66 books of the Bible to be the infallible, written Word of God, verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit, inerrant in the original manuscripts, and the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:3-4, 20-21; Hebrews 4:12; Revelation 22:18-19).

The Godhead: We believe in the unity of the Godhead, eternally existing in three Persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - each of whom possess equally all the attributes of deity and the characteristics of personality (Deuteronomy 6:4 Isaiah 45:18; 46:9-11; Matthew 3:16-17; John 1:1-3; Romans 1:1-6; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 1:3-14; 4:3-6).

The Person of Christ: We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and became incarnate through the virgin birth, and that He unites forever in His Person perfect deity and true humanity (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:1-3; 1 John 1:1-3; 4:14-15).
The Work of Christ: We believe that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life, that He was crucified as the substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of men, that He rose bodily from the dead, that He ascended into heaven where He is now exalted at the right hand of the Father where He intercedes for the believer (Matthew 28:6; John 14:1-7; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; 1 Peter 2:21-24; 3:18).

Man: We believe that man was originally and directly created in the image of God and that through disobedience fell. Consequently all were brought under divine condemnation and are born sinners, unable to please God in their natural state (Genesis 1:27; 3:1-18; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; 5:12-19).

The Holy Spirit: We believe in the work of the Holy Spirit in the conviction and regeneration of the sinner. We believe in His indwelling presence and ministry in the believer to glorify Christ (John 14:16-17, 26; 16:7-14; 1 Corinthians 12:8-13; Ephesians 1:13-14; Hebrews 9:13-14).

Salvation: We believe that eternal salvation is wholly a work of God's grace and that, upon repentance and personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, sinners are forgiven and divine righteousness is imputed to them (John 3:3-6, 16-18; Acts 4:8-12; 2 Corinthians 7:10; Ephesians 2:8-10; 1 Timothy 2:3-6; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14; Hebrews 4:1-2; 1 Peter 1:18-23).

The Church: We believe that the Church, the Body of Christ, consists only of those who are born again, having been baptized into Christ by the Holy Spirit at the time of regeneration (Matthew 16:16-19; 28:19-20; Acts 1:4-8; 2:1-4, 41-42; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 1:22-23; 1 Timothy 3; Hebrews 12:22-24).

The Second Coming: We believe that Jesus Christ will return personally, visibly, and bodily to receive His own and to establish His kingdom, and to rule in righteousness and peace (John 14:1-6; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 19:11-16).

The Resurrection: We believe in the bodily resurrection of the believers to eternal life and conscious fellowship with God. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the unbeliever to conscious separation from God in eternal punishment (1 Corinthians 15:20-28, 50-58; Revelation 20:11-15).

The Great Commission: We believe that Christ commissioned the Church to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to make disciples in every nation (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:14-20; John 20:19-23; Acts 1:4-8).

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