Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Word of God, purchased through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and witnessed to by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, who enables the Christian to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: They that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of eternal separation from Christ.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Statement of Marriage and Sexuality
We believe the term "marriage" has only one meaning and that is marriage sanctioned by God which joins one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture.
We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to only occur between a man and a woman who are married to each other. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
We believe that any form of sexual immorality, such as adultery, fornication, homosexuality, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, pornography or any attempt to change one's gender, or disagreement with one's biological gender, is sinful and offensive to God.
We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of The Gospel Mission as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the residents, staff, board members and the community, it is imperative that all persons residing or employed by The Gospel Mission in any capacity, or who serve as board members, or who serve as key volunteers, should abide by and agree to this Statement of Marriage and Sexuality and conduct themselves accordingly.
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.
We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of the Mission.