We are a family of missionaries who make apprentices to Jesus Christ who live to pursue God, love well, and serve the world. With that as our goal, we stand on the following statements.
GOD AS TRINITY
(Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19)
The One Living and true God, revealing Himself as Father, Son, and Spirit who are coequal, co-eternal, and author distinct but harmonious effects in creation, providence, and redemption.
GOD THE FATHER
(Isaiah 40-49; Romans 9:11)
An infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love, Who works all things after the counsel of His will and thus infallibly foreknows all that shall come to pass. He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, He hears and answers prayer and He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
(Gospels; Romans 1-5; Ephesians 1)
God's unique Son, fully God and fully human, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, Who lived a sinless life, performed miracles, and taught us how to live. We affirm as true His vicarious atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into Heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal and visible return to Earth at the appointed time.
(John 14-16; Galatians 3-5)
Coming forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgement, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who trust Jesus Christ, indwelling them as helper, teacher, and guide and granting and empowering all types of biblical gifts for extending the Kingdom of God.
THE WORD OF GOD
(Psalms 19, 119; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21)
The Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, was written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, faithfully passed down through generations under the superintendence of God, and has supreme authority in all matters of life.
(2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Ephesians 2:1-10; Titus 3:4-8)
Everyone is created by God and for Him and yet stands separated from Him, being sinners by nature and choice, and therefore also stands under the just judgement of God. True life is found by trusting Jesus and repenting of sin, being regenerated by the Spirit and receiving new life, being given the righteousness of God in Christ and entering His Kingdom. All who do this have a life that is indestructible, even by death, and will never be separated from God.
(Ephesians 4; 1&2 Timothy)
Both universal and local, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members which is given local expression in a company of believers in Jesus Christ who are baptized on a credible profession of faith and associated for worship, witness, work, and fellowship.
(Genesis 2; Mark 10:1-9; Ephesians 5:18-33)
A Biblical, covenantal relationship between one man and one woman designed by God to display the love that Christ has for His bride, the Church. Furthermore, it is only in this covenantal context in which sexual fulfillment is Biblical, good and blessed by God. Celibacy and abstinence are Biblical paths for all those who are not married.
(Romans 12:1-2; Colossians 3:5-14)
The expectation that every believer should live for the glory of God and the good of humanity by developing blameless character and conduct, practicing faithful stewardship of possessions, and seeking transformation for others.
( Matthew 24; Matthew 13; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11)
The personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to Earth and the establishment of His kingdom in its totality wherein will occur the resurrection of the body, the final judgement, the eternal gladness of the righteousness and the endless suffering and punishment of the wicked.