Vision and Mission
Connecting the heart of teenagers to the heart of God
Meeting the needs of organizations that meet the needs of teenagers
- We are committed to a life of integrity through personal and organizational accountability in lifestyle, relationships, finances, ministry management and responsible evangelism.
- We are committed to people. We believe that young people, volunteers, board members, ministry partners, staff and their families are important first as individuals, and all are vital in the fulfillment of our mission.
Statement of Beliefs
- The Bible is God's revelation to us about Himself. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit so that it is written without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is our supreme and final authority in faith and practice (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet.1:21).
- There is only one God who exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three persons are intentical in essence, equal in power, and have the same attributes and characteristics (Deut. 6: 4; 2 Cor. 13:14; Matt. 28:19)
God the Father
- The Father is fully God and his fatherhood is personal and eternal. He is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and of all who believe in Christ (Matt. 28:19-20; John 14:1-2, 21).
God the Son
- Jesus Christ is the only Son of God, equal with the Father. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless, human life, and voluntarily atoned for the sins of all mankind by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead, physically demonstrating His power over sin and death, then ascended to God's throne where He currently acts as our advocate. One day, He will personally and visibly return to reign as King of kings (John 1:14; 3:16-18; Rom. 3:24-26; 5:8-9; Rev. 20:1-10)
God the Holy Spirit
- The Holy Spirit is a person, fully God, equal with the Father and Son. He moved the human authors of the Bible to write God's Word. He makes people aware of their need for Jesus Christ, performs the miracle of new birth, and comes to live permanently in every Christian the moment that they trust in Jesus Christ. He unites all Christians into the one Body of Christ, providing each of them with power for service, understanding of spiritual truth, and comfort in the midst of trials. Christians mature as they submit to His leadership. (2 Cor. 2:10-11; 12:11; John 3:5-7; 14:16-17; 16:8; Eph. 1:13)
- People are created in the image of God, made for relationship with Him. However, all of us are marred by sin, which separates us from God, makes us liable for judgement, and ultimately results in eternal death apart from God's salvation through Jesus Christ (Gen. 1:26-27; John 3:16-18; Rom. 3:23; 6:23; Eph. 2:1-3).
- People are created to exist forever. We will either exist separated from God by sin in hell, or eternally in relationship with God through forgiveness and salvation in heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence (Rev. 21:6-8; John 3:16-18; Heb. 9:27; Matt. 25:31-46).
- Salvation is God's gracious gift of relationship with Him that is offered to all. We cannot enter that relationship by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ alone can we be forgiven for our sins, come into a secure, eternal relationship with God and be saved from His judgement. When we turn from depending on ourselves to Jesus Christ in faith, we are saved. Eternal life begins the instant one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith (John 3:16:18; Eph. 2:8-9; John 5:24; Rom. 8:1. 38-39).
- The church is the family of God, the Body of Christ created by God to worship Him and reveal his glory on earth by reaching out to those who do not know Him, loving each other, growing in unity to become more like Christ, and serving others in His Name. The Church celebrates baptism and the Lord's Supper until Jesus returns (Acts 2:42-47; 1 Cor. 12:12-27; Matt. 28:19-20).