Literacy & Evangelism International

Statement of Faith

Concerning the following, we believe in:

Authority

The Bible as God's inspired, infallible and completed Word for all people everywhere, to show them the Way the Truth and the Life and to be their final authority.

God

One God, sovereign and unchangeable Creator and Sustainer of all, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, being infinite yet personal, just yet merciful, and perfect in holiness, truth & love.

People

The essential dignity and value of all people everywhere, created as God's image bearers, yet estranged from God because of Adam's fall and personal sin, being totally incapable of a right relationship to God apart from grace.

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ, who by virtue of His deity, virgin birth, sinless humanity, substitutionary death, atoning blood, bodily resurrection and ascension to heaven as King and Priest, is the only one capable of redeeming people.

Salvation

Salvation by God's grace alone whereby the Holy Spirit regenerates, the Son justifies, and the Father adopts those who personally repent and trust in Jesus Christ alone as Savior and Lord.

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit's deity and work of convicting, regenerating, illuminating, indwelling and manifesting His fruit and gifts in believers for the unity, edification and mission of the Church in the world, to the glory of God.

The Church

The priesthood of all believers who together form the universal Church, Christ's Bride or Body of which He is Head and has commissioned to advance the light of the Gospel in this dark world.

The Future

The extension of the Gospel to all people groups, Christ's personal, visible and bodily return, and the resurrection and judgment of all mankind: the lost to eternal punishment and the saved to life with God forever.

Core Values

We cherish two pre-eminent values: Passion for God and Compassion for People. Our other values hinge on these (Matt. 22:37-40).

In our love (passion) for God we aspire to:

  • the faithful reading of and obedience to God's Word that we might be healthy, growing and productive Christians.
  • Faith in Him for daily vision and provision in every aspect of our lives, ministry, and relationships.
  • Prayer as our main channel of communication with God (praise, petition, intercession, listening).
  • Integrity of character to be Christlike in all our dealings, so as to please God and to not bring reproach on His name.
  • Excellence in the quality and standards of our work, for God's glory.
  • Unity among ourselves and with other believers, because of Christ's prayer that we be one, and the reputation of His name.
  • Stewardship of our time, talents and treasures, recognizing that these are not ours but God's, for His glory.

In our love (compassion) for people we commit ourselves to:

  • Family nurture; family being the primary unit in society to which one belongs and bears responsibility.
  • Church participation because it is God's ordained instrument for nurturing believers and carrying out His ministry.
  • Witness to Jesus Christ to the lost, the least and the lonely, that they might be saved through the Gospel.
  • Discipleship of fellow believers, by example and teaching.
  • Teamwork transcends individual effort and limitations, allowing the Holy Spirit to use gifts and talents of all.
  • Partnership with churches/groups who share a common vision & purpose, sharing information, personnel and resources to make the most of our combined resources.
  • Servanthood whereby we esteem others as higher than ourselves, subordinating our rights and expectations to theirs.

 

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