The 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.
League 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.
Supporting the work of the church through the establishment, development, and improvement of Christian schools throughout the world.
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.
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.