East Valley Athletes for Christ (EVAC) is an association of homeschool families dedicated to exemplifying Christ while participating in athletic competition. It is the goal of EVAC to encourage the hearts and minds of the participating homeschool youth in the love and likeness of Christ.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe the Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God and that it is our final authority in all matters.
II Timothy 3:16-17 – II Peter 1:20-21
We believe God is a person, eternally existing as the Trinity in unity – Father, Son (Jesus Christ), and Holy Spirit – three persons, one God.
Matthew 26:19 – I Corinthians 8:6
We believe in Jesus’ virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and atoning death through His shed blood and His bodily resurrection.
Luke 1:30-55 – John 1:1-15
We believe man was created in the image of God; but fell into separation from God through sin, bringing death
to all men.
Genesis 2:16 – Genesis 3:16-19 – Romans 5:12 – Romans 3:10-23 – Romans 6:23
We believe that God creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God.
We believe God ordained marriage to be the union of one man and one woman.
We believe salvation is a free gift from God for “whosoever will call upon the name of the Lord.” It is by the grace of God, through faith, not any works of any man. Salvation is received through faith in Jesus Christ and His finished work.
Ephesians 2:8-9 – Acts 16:31
CODE OF CONDUCT
We believe that athletic competition should demonstrate high ethics and sportsmanship and promote the development of practical biblical character and life skills. We believe that the highest potential of sports is achieved when each player is committed to pursuing victory with honor through biblical character. This code applies to all student athletes and parents. These qualities include but are not limited to: integrity, honesty, reliability, loyalty, respect for others, self-control and encouragement toward all team mates, coaches, parents, officials, opposing teams and any others. Students and parents that continuously conduct themselves in a way that reflects negatively on the team or organization could be dismissed from participating. Violations of the EVAC Code of Conduct will be judged and managed by the person most directly in the line of authority to the violator. Coaches and parents are the authority in situations that involve players. Situations that are especially egregious or that are brought to the attention of the EVAC Board of Directors by an EVAC member will be judged and managed by the Board of Directors.