BELIEFS

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WHAT WE BELIEVE


  • Apostles Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; He descended into hell.
On the third day, He rose again; He ascended into heaven, He is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.


  • Nature of Man
All people are by nature separated from God and are responsible for their own sin, but that salvation, redemption, and forgiveness
are freely offered to all by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. When a person repents of sin and accepts Jesus Christ as personal Savior and         Lord, trusting Him to save, that person is immediately born again and all his/her sins are forgiven, and that person becomes a child of God, destined to spend eternity with the Lord (Psalm 51:5, Romans 3:10, 3:23, 5:12, 6:23, and Ephesians 2:3)

  • Christ-Centered
Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior and the only way unto salvation. Therefore, our very foundation is built and grounded upon Him, the Chief Cornerstone. For this reason we desire for all aspects of our programs and lives to be focused solely on glorifying and lifting up His Name. (1Cor. 2:2, 8:6, 2Cor. 4:5, Gal. 2:20, Eph. 5:1, Phil. 1:21, & 3:7-11)

  • Bible Based
God’s Word is inerrant and the final authority by which we guide all of our decisions. We willingly submit to its authority and allow it to                   permeate every aspect of our structure. It provides us with everything we need to live productive, Christ-like lives, so that we may be thoroughly equipped to do every good work.(Ps. 119:11, Prov. 30:5, Col. 3:16, 2Tim. 3:16, & Heb. 4:12)

  • Spirit Led, By Faith
It is possible to live moral lives and to accomplish great things for God as a result of abiding in Jesus by His grace, and by walking in faith as His Spirit leads. Without JESUS, we can do nothing and our righteousness is as filthy rags. By being born-again His Spirit enables us to pick up our cross and follow Him. His Spirit also equips us with gifts in order to help us fulfill His plan. (Isa. 64:6, Hab.2:4, Matt. 16:24,17:20, John 15:4-5, Rom. 12, 1Cor. 12, Gal.2:20, 5:16-25)

  • Evangelism and Missions
We intentionally present the gospel of Christ in a clear, loving manner to everyone who comes in contact with our staff and program,                         specifically through Bible teaching and the Relationships we have built through the programs we sponsor, but also through local ministry, and mission trips we arrange. (Matt. 28:19-20, Rom.1:16, Eph. 4:15, 1Pet. 3:15)  
                                                                                                                                                               
  • Discipleship
​​We nurture our staff and students in the faith, through scriptural teaching, group devotional times, required church attendance, times of prayer, and encouragement in personal devotional times, so as to better understand Who God Is and What He desires, so that we may be built up in His love and in our faith, becoming more mature and complete in Him, worshipping Him in Spirit and truth with all of our heart, soul, strength, and mind (Matt. 28:19, Jn. 8:31, Eph. 4:11-15Col.2:6-7, 1Thes. 5:11, John 4:24, Luke 10:27)
Faith       Love        Obedience