The Apostle's Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
*the universal/global body of Christ
Love is the greatest value that is demonstrated through giving and laying our lives down for our God and for people. It is the preeminent value upon which all others rest. John 3:16, John 15:13 & John 10:15
God’s presence is the preeminent focus of our pursuit. Acts 3:19, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 & Acts 15:16-17
Holy Spirit was sent by God as comforter, helper and counselor after Jesus ascended into heaven and resides within the true followers of Jesus Christ forever. Mark 1:8, John 20:21, Acts 1:4, Acts 2:4
The Word of God
The Holy Bible is the inerrant, inspired, infallible, Word of God! All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, correcting and training in righteousness and truth. 2 Timothy 3:16, Matthew 5:18, Hebrews 4:12, John 1:1
Nothing is impossible with God. Faith is love spoken and demonstrated through wisdom in action. It trusts God’s word, takes risk and is courageous as it faces difficulty, pain, obstacles and challenges with bravery and without fear. Hebrews 11:6 & Romans 10:17
We value and esteem all people and authority through our actions and words by recognizing the price our Savior paid to have relationship with them. We honor the limits and boundaries of their responsibilities and abilities as well as our own. 1 Peter 2:17, Romans 12:10 & Matthew 10:41
Serving faithfully is an essential component of sonship and promotion in the kingdom. Matthew 23:11, Luke 16:13 & Philippians 2:19-21
Integrity refers to the adherence to moral and ethical principles expressed through actions like keeping our word. In nautical terms it refers to a hull that is watertight. Therefore we endeavor to develop Christ-like character and display that in our ministries, businesses and personal lives. Psalm 15:4 & Gal. 5:22-24
His Church (Ekklessia)
The Church is the governmental assembly of people of called out ones, made up from many local congregations, streams and denominations united by a passion to present the gospel of the kingdom in the character of Jesus Christ while building a house of prayer for all nations. Matthew 16:18, Ephesians 1:22, Ephesians 2:19-21, Isaiah 56:7, Ephesians 3:10, Ezekiel 37:1-11 & 1 Corinthians 12:12