We believe the Bible is God’s inspired written Word, relevant to all mankind, inerrant in the original manuscripts, and the final authority in all matters of life and faith. (Psalm 119:105; Matthew 4:4; John 5:39; John 20:30-31; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21)
We believe there is one God, the sole Creator of life and truth. He exists co-eternally and co-equally in three persons – God the Father, God the Son & God the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1; Genesis 1:26; Acts 17:24-28) God the Father is the head of the triune God. He initiated creation, established redemption through His only Son Jesus Christ, sent His Spirit into the world to indwell and lead His people, and has determined the day, known only by Him, when Jesus will return. (Genesis 1:1; Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 32:6; Matthew 6:9; Matthew 24:36; John 3:16; John 14:26; Ephesians 4:6) God the Son is Jesus Christ, God incarnate. He is fully deity, conceived by the Holy Spirit and virgin born, lived sinless, the atoning sacrifice for mankind, resurrected from the dead, ascended into heaven, seated at the right hand of God the Father, and interceding for God’s people. (Genesis 1:26; Matthew 1:18; John 1:1; John 3:16; John 14:6; Romans 7:55; Romans 8:34; Colossians 1:15-20; Revelation 22:13) God the Holy Spirit is presently active on earth. He is sent by the Father to convict us of our sin, leads us to repentance, indwells and seals those reconciled to God through Jesus Christ. Those He indwells, He seals until the day of redemption and empowers with spiritual gifts to build up the body of Christ and expand God’s Kingdom. (Genesis 1:26; Psalm 139:7-8; John 14:26; Romans 8:26-27; 1 Corinthians 2:10-11; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11; Ephesians 1:13-14; Ephesians 4:30)
We believe mankind was created in the image of God to have fellowship with God. Adam & Eve were created first but ultimately disobeyed God. As a result, sin and death entered the world and every one inherited this sin nature. Not one person is exempt. Therefore, we are by nature objects of God’s wrath and destined for eternal judgment. While we are unable to change this status through our own works, God’s grace and divine plan has provided one path for forgiveness, salvation and reconciliation with God. This path is faith in Jesus Christ and repentance of sin. (Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 3; John 3:16; John 14:6; Romans 3:23-24; Acts 2:14-41; Romans 6:23; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:1-10; 1 Peter 2:24)
We believe the Church is the bride and body of Jesus Christ, with Jesus as the head, who is comprised of all people, from every nation, tribe & language, who have been reconciled to God through Jesus Christ. The best expression of the Church is within a local community of believers (local church) where together they worship God, fellowship together, make disciples, and demonstrate God’s love to each other and the world. (Acts 2:41-47; Romans 12:4-5; Romans 16:16; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 1:22; Ephesians 4:1-16; Colossians 1:18; Hebrews 10:24-25)
We believe Jesus will return, in His Father’s glory, on the day known only by God the Father, to gather His bride (the Church) to live eternally with Him, to judge & condemn those who reject God’s salvation, to abolish evil, and to make all things new. (Matthew 16:27; Matthew 24:36-39; Mark 13:26-27; John 14:1-4; Acts 1:11; Philippians 3:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-5:4; Revelation 20:13-15; Revelation 21:1-8)
More than 80% of all international students in the US have never entered the home of an American. 40% of all leaders of countries globally have studied in the USA.
The Gospel-Deprived have the least access to the Gospel than anyone in the world. Their communities have less than 2% evangelical Christian and they primarily live on the Silk Road (aka: 10/40 Window). In every activity we engage in, we work toward the goal of ensuring all peoples in all places have access to the Gospel and a Biblical Community. No one is forgotten!
Intentional; Proactive; Continuous multiplication. Jesus multiplied more than just disciples. He multiplied leaders who intentionally and continuously multiplied disciples and leaders. We aim to do the same.
Fulfilling the Great Commission will not be accomplished by just sending missionaries from the West to the Rest but by mobilizing the Body of Christ from Reached to the Unreached to engage the Gospel-Deprived. The Great Commission is the job of the Global Church and should be led by leaders globally working together to make disciples in every city, town and village.
Our presence must be seen as legitimate in the eyes of the local people we serve. Otherwise, we risk losing credibility in their eyes. This is more often lived out through avenues of Tent-making and Business As Mission initiatives, but is most definitely not limited to those areas.