Our beliefs

Statement of faith

We believe

  1. That the Bible is divinely inspired. By this we mean a miraculous guidance by the Holy Spirit in the original writings, extending to all parts of Scripture, even to the choice of the words, so that the result is the very Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice; that God has exercised singular care and providence through the ages in preserving His written Word, so that the Scriptures as we now have them contain all things essential for salvation and godly living.
     
  2. That there is only one God, and that He exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; that the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, is fully human and fully divine; and that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, with a personality as distinct as that of the Father or the Son.
     
  3. That humanity was created in the image of God and was created for the purpose of being in relationship with Him; that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are therefore separated from God and under condemnation; that their only remedy is through the saving work of the Lord Jesus Christ on their behalf.
     
  4. That the death of Jesus Christ was necessary for our salvation and was a sufficient sacrifice for the sin of all people; that those who accept Jesus Christ by faith and repentance receive forgiveness and new life from God, and the broken relationship with Him is restored.
     
  5. That Jesus Christ was raised bodily from the dead and is now alive and interceding for us in heaven; that the Holy Spirit is at work in the world, bringing spiritual awareness and drawing people to Jesus Christ; that the Holy Spirit is also at work in our lives, producing godly fruitfulness, spiritual growth, and holy living through His presence and power.
     
  6. That God intends believers to meet together regularly in community to worship God, to grow spiritually in mutual fellowship, and to work corporately to impact the world with God’s love; that the local church is God’s primary vehicle for these ministries to occur.
     
  7. That hope in the personal, imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ motivates us toward urgent, effective ministry; that there will be a final judgment by God, in which the saved will enter into everlasting joy, and the lost will enter into everlasting punishment.
     
  8. That God expects believers to bring help and hope to a broken world; that it is a sacred responsibility and privilege of followers of the Lord Jesus Christ to make His gospel known to all people throughout the world.

Core Values

  • We embrace all international students unconditionally

  • We respect international students from all cultures and religions

  • We value teamwork among uniquely gifted individuals in an atmosphere of transparency, trust and accountability

  • We value cross-cultural relationships

  • We value the Bible & prayer as foundational

  • We respond to changing needs of students

  • We practice Christ-centered approach to holistic ministry

  • We value partnership with the local church

God’s dynamic provision

1. The Scriptures

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God . . . that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17, NKJV).

The degree to which we get students into the Word and the Word into the students, will be the degree to which they are effectively equipped to communicate the truth.

2. The Holy Spirit

“Jesus said, ‘But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses . . . ’” (Acts 1:8, NKJV).

The degree to which we know the presence and the power of the Holy Spirit, will be the degree to which we are bold, effective witnesses.

3. Prevailing Prayer

“The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (James 5:16, NKJV).

The degree to which prevailing prayer permeates all aspects of the ministry will be the degree to which God works in power.

4. Great Commission Churches

“. . . when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away” (Acts 13:1-3).

The degree to which students have a vital church experience will be the degree to which they will be effective in helping plant the church around the world.

5. Willing Gifted Workers

“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, . . . prophets, . . . evangelists, . . . pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ”(Ephesians 4:11-12).

The degree to which we discover and train workers to minister to students will be the degree to which we equip the church to “reach the world that has come to us.”

 

We uphold the historic evangelical beliefs concerning the nature of Jesus Christ, God, humanity, and the authority and inspiration of the Bible.