Statment of Faith
...the Holy Bible is God-breathed [given by divine inspiration] and is profitable for instruction, conviction of sin, correction of error, and restoration to obedience, for training in righteousness; it is living and active and full of power; it is infallible and inerrant. (2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:12; 6:18)
...all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. But, God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes and trusts in Him as Savior shall not perish, but have eternal life. Jesus Christ, the Son of God is the only way to God. He is the real truth and the real life; no one comes to the Father but through Jesus.
...God is love, and is so very rich in mercy. Because of His perfect love, even when we were spiritually dead and separated from Him due to our sins, He made us spiritually alive together with Christ. By His grace - His undeserved favor and mercy, we have been saved from God's judgement. (1 John 4:16; Ephesians 2: 4)
...if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit; the old things (the previous moral and spiritual condition) have passed away. New things have come because spiritural awakening brings a new life. God has reconciled us to Himself through Christ making us acceptable to Him and gave us the ministry of reconciliation so that by our example we might lead others to Him. We are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His appeal through us. (2 Corinthians 5: 17-18, 20)
...it is by grace that we have been saved [actually delivered from judgment and given eternal life] through faith, and this salvation is not of ourselves through our own effort, but it is the undeserved, gracious gift of God.
...we no longer live by the flesh (selfish desires), but by the Holy Spirit that lives within us (the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead). The Spirit Himself directs and guides us and testifies and confirms together with our spirit that we are children of God. We are no longer slaves to fear. (Romans 8: 9-16)
...prayer is powerful. We are commanded to pray and petition with specific requests at all times on every occasion and in every season in the Spirit, and with this in view, stay alert with all perseverance and petition, interceding in prayer for all God's people. (Ephesians 6:18)
...the Lord calls us to "seek His face", so we do. His manifest Presence makes known to us the path for our lives and allows us to experience the fullness of joy. We can have confidence in drawing near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in time of need. (Psalm 16: 11, 27: 8; Hebrews 4: 16)
...we are called to be the fishers of men, and as we go out seeking lost sheep, we are to proclaim "the kingdom of heaven is at hand." We are to heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers (the spiritually unclean), and cast out demons. Freely we have received, so freely we give. (Matthew 4: 19; 10: 6-8)
...we are commissioned to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the humble and afflicted, to bind up the wounds of the brokenhearted, to proclaim release from confinement and condemnation to the physical and spiritual captives, and to proclaim freedom to prisoners. (Isaiah 61: 1)
...those who are born again - spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose are not children of a slave (the natural), but of the free (the supernatural). It is for this freedom that Christ died.
...Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us. (Ephesians 3: 20)
We pray God's plan of freedom for all those to whom we minister!