The Family Disciple Me Statement of Faith

We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God, and that it is the foundation of our lives as believers. We believe that God is our sovereign Creator, that Jesus is the only way to salvation, and that the Holy Spirit indwells each believer. Our passion is to make Christ known and His Word home in and through our lives, so that all people – starting with those entrusted to us – may know the glorious God we serve.


About God
There is one God, creator and ruler of the universe, who is an infinitely perfect Spirit, co-equal and co-existing eternally in three persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1,26,27,3:22; Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 90:2;Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; John 4:24; 2Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2). God revealed His character in Exodus 34:6-7. His statement about Himself is our foundation of what we know and believer about Him.

About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is God come in the flesh, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, tempted as we, yet without sin. He freely died on the cross as the atoning sacrifice for our sin. He then resurrected himself after three days in the tomb to overcome the power of sin and spiritual death. Afterwards, He returned to Heaven and sent the Holy Spirit to the Church. He is now our High Priest, petitioning God the Father on our behalf, giving spiritual gifts to all believers as the Head of His Body, the Church. He will rapture the believers of the Church Age, will judge all people, and will rule this world forever. (Matthew 1:22,23; John 1:1-5, 5:22, 27-29; Acts 1:9; John 8:46; 14:16-18, 26, 15:26, 16:7; 1 Corinthians 3:11-15, 15:3,4; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Ephesians 1:20-23, 4:7-13; 1 Thessalonians 4; 13-18; 1 Timothy 6:15-18; Titus 2: 13-14; Hebrews 4:14,15, 6:19, 20, 7:25; Revelation 19:15, 16, 20:11-15)

About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is God, sent by Jesus, to restrain evil; to convict people of sin, righteousness, and judgment; to baptize believers in Christ into the Body of Christ; to regenerate, indwell, and seal believers, and to continually fill us with the power of God, in order that we may live lives under the Holy Spirit’s daily control, having given believers spiritual gifts for the sake of ministry. (Matthew 28:19,20; John 3:5, 16:9-11; Acts 1:8, 16:7; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:11, 12:1-11, 13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13-14, 4:30, 5:18; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12)

About the Holy Bible
The Holy Bible is the everlasting, unchanging, inspired Word of God: it does not lie, but tells the Truth. It was written by people under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, as the complete revelation of God, holding all truth necessary for faith and life. (Isaiah 40:8; Psalm 12:6, 19:7-10, 119:1-5,160; Proverbs 30:5-6; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

About Human Beings
All people are created in the image of God, but through the disobedience of Adam, sin entered the world. In this way, death came to all people, because all sinned. This state of total depravity eternally separates every person from a relationship with God, and can only be remedied by placing his/her own personal faith in a REAL relationship with Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:27, 3:1-19; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 1:18-32, 3:9-18, 23, 5:12,6:23, 10:9, 10, 13)

About Salvation
Eternal salvation is exclusively based on believing that Jesus is God in the flesh, that He was crucified, buried, and resurrected on our behalf, to take away the penalty of sin for the world. Having accepted this salvation, people are justified by faith, through grace. Therefore, through justification, they have peace with God, begin the process of sanctification, and have the promise and hope of eternal life. (John 3:3-21; Romans 5:1, 6:23, 10:9,10,13;Galatians 2:20, 3:26; Acts 4:10-12; Ephesians 2:8,9; 1 John 2:2)

About Eternal Security
It is God’s sovereign choice to both save the individual and keep that person for eternity. Thus, salvation is by the grace of God and not by the self-effort of the individual. (Romans 8:29-30, 33-39, 9:10-24; Ephesians 1:3-14,4:30; Hebrews 6:1-8; John 6:39-40, 10:28-29)

About Ordinances
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the ordinances Christ gave the Church. These are practiced as personal acts of obedience, and as expressions of the person’s faith in the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. These acts express one’s thankfulness for salvation and intent to live a life of personal holiness, but not the means by which one receives salvation. (1 Corinthians 11:23-29; Matthew 28:19, 20; John 6:25-59; Mark 1:4-8; Acts 8:26-38)

About The Church
The Church is the Body of Christ, made up of people who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ and look to Him as their Head. The Church assembles for corporate worship, for equipping, for the work of the ministry, and for accountability. The primary responsibility of the Church body is to fulfill the Commission of Christ. The Church is governed by overseers who are qualified to guide the affairs of the Church with regard to doctrinal position and church discipline. (Matthew 28:19-20; Ephesians 2:19-22, 4:11-13; Colossians 1:18; Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:1-7, 5:17; Titus 1:5-9; Hebrews 13:17; 1 Peter 5:1-4)

About Marriage
We believe that marriage is defined in the Bible as a union between one originally born male and one originally born female. (Genesis 2:20-25; Ephesians 5:22-23)

About Angelic Beings
Angels are spirit beings, never having been human, created by God as divine messengers, sometime before the existence of the world. Angels cannot reproduce and do not possess the infinite qualities of God. Their purpose is to worship God, serve believers, announce impending judgment and inflict judgment. Demons are angelic spirit beings in rebellion to God but subject to God’s control. These beings have the capacity to influence people in their thoughts and actions, but their destiny, along with their leader Satan, is hell. (Matthew 10:1, 12:24-26, 25:41; Judges 9:23; 2 Peter 2:4; Luke 4:33-35, 8:28-32; 1 Timothy 4:1 , Ezekiel 28:18-19; Jude 1:6-7; Revelation 12:9, 20:2, 7-10; Colossians 1:16; Luke 24:39; Hebrews 1:14, 13:2; Ephesians 6:12; 2 Corinthians 11:14; Genesis 3; Matthew 22:30; Luke 20:36; Job 38:4-8)

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