The following are what we believe as a ministry and as a church body. An important part of serving in our ministry is that you understand and commit to our doctrinal beliefs. Please indicate whether or not you agree with each statement.
The Bible, we believe that the original manuscripts of the old and new testament comprise the full, word for word, truthful, inerrant word of God which is the supreme and final authority in doctrine and in practice. (Isa 40:8; 2 Tim 3:16-17; Heb 4:12; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
The Trinity, we believe in one God eternally existing in three equal persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) who have the same nature and attributes, but who are distinct in office and activity. (Deut 6:4; Isa 48:16; Jer 10:10; Mt 28:19; Jn 10:30; Acts 5:3-4; 2 Cor 13:14; Heb 1:8)
The Father, we believe that as eternal Father, He is the Father of all men in the non-salvation, creator sense, the Father of the nation of Israel, the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the disciplinarian of his children. (Ex 4:22; Ps 2:7-9; Jn 5:37; Acts 17:29; Gal 3:26; Eph 1:3-6; Heb 12:9; 1 Peter 1:3)
The person and work of Jesus Christ, we believe Jesus Christ is God incarnate, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, completely God and completely man. We believe in His pre-existence, His sinless life, his substitutionary atonement, His bodily resurrection from the grave, His ascension into heaven, and his bodily return from heaven. (Lk 1:35; Jn1:1-4, 14, 18; Rom 3:24-26, 4:45; Eph 4:11-16; 1 Thess 4:13; Heb 1:3, 7:23-25; 1 Peter 2:3-5; 1 Jn 2:1-2)
The Holy Spirit, we believe that the Holy Spirit regenerates, indwells, baptizes, seals, and bestows spiritual gifts upon all believers at the time of their conversion. Experientially, He fills, teaches, leads, assures, and prays for believers. (Jn 14:26, 16:6-15; Acts 1:5, 2:1-4, 11:1-18; Rom 8:14-16, 26-27; 1 Cor 6:19, 12:7-11; Eph 1:13-14, 5:18; 2 Thess 2:1-10; Titus 3:5)
Man and sin, we believe man was created in the image of God; that he sinned in Adam and thereby incurred both physical and spiritual death (seperation from God); and is now a sinner, by nature and by choice; in need of salvation. (Gen 1:1; 27; 2:17; 3:1-19, Isa 14:12-14, Lk 20:36, Jn 1:1-3, 8:44, 12:31; Rom5:12-21; Eph 2:1-3; Col 1:16-17; Heb 1:13-14, 2:5-8, 14; 1 Pet 2:4; Jude 6; Rev 2:10)
Salvation, we believe in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ's substitutionary payment for our sins, not based on human merit, works, or religious ceremony. We believe that anyone who has placed their faith in Christ is eternally secure, has everlasting life, will not come into condemnation, and shall never perish. We believe that assurance comes to the believer from three primary sources:trusting the word of God's promises, the wittness of the Holy Spirit, and a perservering walk with the Lord. (Dan12:1-2; Mt 25:31-46; Jn 1:12, 2:3,16,3:16, 36, 5:24, 10:28-29, 11:25-26; Rom 8:28-39; 2 Cor 5:17-21; Eph2:8-9;Titus 3:4-7; 1 Jn 4:11-13; Jude 1; Rev 20:12-15)
The Church, we believe in the church, both universally and locally, as the spiritual body of which Christ is the head, and in the practices of water baptism of believers and the Lord's Supper as the ordinances of the local church. (Mt 16:18; Acts 1:5, 11:15; 1 Cor 12:13; Eph 1:22-23, 4:11-16; 5:22-23; Col 1:18)
The Great Commission, we believe that those whom God has saved are sent into the world by Christ as he was by the Father. Those so sent are ambassadors, commissioned to go make disciples and make Christ known to the whole world. We also believe that everyone should have an opportunity to carefully examine the facts about Christ and have a chance to make an intellegent decision about Him. (Mt 28:18-20; Jn 18:8, 18:18, 20:21; Acts 1; Rom 10:14-15; 2 Cor 5:18-20; Col 4:2-6; 2 Tim 2:14-26)
Eternity, we believe in the physical ressurection of the human body (at the second coming of Christ); in the eternal conscious existence of all indviduals in either heaven or hell, and in the rewards of the saved and the punishment of the lost for eternity. (Lk 16:19-31; 1 Cor 3:11-15, 15:1-58; 2 Cor 5:8-10)
After observing the ministry, praying, and discussing with my family the commitment involved with volunteering, I choose to commit to the following:
I acknowledge the Lordship of Jesus Christ in my life, and I have a personal relationship with God through faith in Christ.
I am committed to using discretion with my online presence and will not post anything that would put students at risk or damage the integrity of the ministry.
I am committed to growing and maturing in my relationship with God through quiet times, active attendance at church, and involvement in accountability. I am committed to stop serving if, at any time, my personal spirituality becomes compromised.
I am committed to a lifestyle that is both godly and above reproach. I commit to making wise choices. I realize that my lifestyle and decsions are a model for students.
I am committed to attending the mandadtory monthly leader huddles throughout the year.
I will make a committed attempt to recruit at least one other adult leader for the growing needs in our ministry.
I understand the philosophy of this student ministry and agree with its purpose and commit to shepherding the students that God brings to me. I commit to rejecting divisive behavior. I commit to bringing disagreements, concerns, or problems about the ministry to the student ministry pastor without talking or gossiping to students, volunteers or church members.
Because I am making a significant commitment and my presence is important, I agree to be consistent and timley to the program(s) I commit myself to. I also agree to communicate in advance is I will be absent.
To confirm identity, I will provide a copy of my driver's license or other photographic form of identification at my earliest convenience.
By writing my name, I hereby request and authorize the release of any new information which pertains to any record of conviction contained in law enforcement files or in any criminal file maintained on me whether local, state, or national. I hereby release local, state, and national law enforcement agencies from any and all liability resulting from such disclosure.
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