Helping Christian Schools Impact Their Communities

Student-Centered Learning. Christ-Centered Culture.

10_largeThe League of Christian Schools (LCS) is the premiere Assemblies of God accrediting agency established by the Peninsular Florida District Council in 1983. Originally called Florida League of Assemblies of God Schools (FLAGS) and under the leadership of Dr. James Ferrell, the agency realized that limiting its services to Florida would restrict us from reaching an important group of district churches. The Peninsular Florida District Council extends beyond the borders of Florida to the US Virgin Islands, as well as the British Virgin Islands, making it the only US Assemblies of God district to have churches on foreign soil. With a desire to reach out to our international churches within the district, the International League of Christian Schools (ILCS) was born. In 1992 the Peninsular Florida District Presbytery approved the name change from Florida League of Assemblies of God Schools (FLAGS) to Florida League of Christian Schools (FLOCS). Together, FLOCS and ILCS now reach the international Christian education community as the primary choice for Christian preschool and K-12 education, adhering to the distinctives of our faith while promoting biblical, academic, and professional excellence in its member schools.

LCS_aboutUsLeague of Christian Schools, (LCS) is an internationally recognized accrediting agency as well as nonprofit voluntary membership organization, with a mission focus of reaching out to missionary-established schools across the globe. Our services help schools in the US, as well as in over 100 other countries guarantee the transfer of credit for students into foreign and local schools, colleges, and universities, while placing special focus upon Assemblies of God schools.

The LCS mission is to equip member schools to train students in the values and person of Christ in order to prepare them for success in this life and eternity to come.

Vision and Mission

League of Christian Schools supports the work of the church through the establishment, development, and improvement of Christian schools throughout the state.

The LCS mission is to equip member schools to train students in the values and person of Christ in order to prepare them for success in this life and eternity to come.

The LCS mission is advanced through:


Accreditation protocols which is nationally recognized
and Gold Seal approved



Member training which provides ongoing professional development and centers on best practice.



Teacher certification program for qualifying educators


Student Assessments

Quality assessment programs that focus on academic excellence at all levels, preschool through grade 12


Worldview Clarification

Integration of Christian distinctives through all precepts and practices



Alliance partners provide valuable services and products for Christian schools.


League of Christian Schools is a ministry of the Peninsular Florida District Council of the Assemblies of God. The League of Christian Schools falls under the direct supervision of the District Executive Secretary, Reverend Steven Powell, and reports to the District Presbytery on a quarterly basis. It is the firm belief of our agency that excellence is achieved through accountability at all levels, from academic to spiritual, to business and professional, to ethical and moral. It is the desire of our agency to maintain a strong accountable relationship with our denomination and her leadership as an appropriate means of submitting to authority.

The League of Christian Schools, LLC is governed by the following board of directors and reports to the Executives and Presbytery of the Peninsular Florida District Council of the Assemblies of God.

Leadership Team

League of Christian Schools is a ministry of the Assemblies of God and, as such, we adhere the to following truths. We do NOT require that schools teach these doctrines specifically; however, open opposition to these may be grounds for dismissal. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the LCS office directly.

  1. WE BELIEVE… and declare His design and plan for mankind.The Scriptures are Inspired by God
  2. WE BELIEVE…-revealed in three persons…Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).There is only One True God
  3. WE BELIEVE…In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God’s son Jesus was both human and divine.
  4. WE BELIEVE…though originally good, Man Willingly Fell to Sin-ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.
  5. WE BELIEVE… (trusting Christ, through faith and repentance, to be our personal Savior). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]Every Person Can Have Restored Fellowship with God Through ‘Salvation’
  6. WE BELIEVE…and practice two ordinances-(1) Water Baptism by Immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ’s gift of salvation, and (2) Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.
  7. WE BELIEVE…the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a Special Experience Following Salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times. [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]
  8. WE BELIEVE… The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘Speaking in Tongues,’ as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.
  9. WE BELIEVE…Sanctification Initially Occurs at Salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christlike.
  10. WE BELIEVE…The Church has a Mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe ‘the Church’ is the Body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God’s offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ.
  11. WE BELIEVE…A Divinely Called and Scripturally Ordained Leadership Ministry Serves the Church. The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, to build up or edify the body of believers-the Church and to Meet human need with ministries of love and compassion.
  12. WE BELIEVE…Divine Healing of the Sick is a Privilege for Christians Today and is provided for in Christ’s atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]
  13. WE BELIEVE…in The Blessed Hope-When Jesus Raptures His Church Prior to His Return to Earth (the second coming). At this future moment in time all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever. [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]
  14. WE BELIEVE…in The Millennial Reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years. This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel and the establishment of universal peace.
  15. WE BELIEVE…A Final Judgment Will Take Place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire.
  16. WE BELIEVE…and look forward to the perfect New Heavens and a New Earth that Christ is preparing for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live and dwell with Him there forever following His millennial reign on Earth. ‘And so shall we forever be with the Lord!’

In an effort to clarify our mission, objectives, and philosophical framework, LCS takes official positions on certain topics and ideas. Furthermore, LCS is a ministry of the Assemblies of God and therefore all positions held by the Assemblies of God on doctrinal, moral, and social issues are also held by LCS.

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