STATEMENT OF FAITH
The Way of The Kingdom Woman's Statement of Faith
God & The Trinity
We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Biblical Basis: Matthew 28:19)
Jesus Christ, The Messiah
We believe Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah, the Son of God, died by crucifixion for our sins. This was so we would have the chance for redemption. (Biblical Basis: John 1:1-5)
We believe that all humankind is made in the image of God. When sin entered into the world at the hands of humankind, our relationship with God was damaged. As a result, the only way for there to be atonement and restoration is through Jesus Christ.
(Biblical Basis: Genesis 1:26; 1 Timothy 2:5-6)
We believe that Sin entered into the world after Adam and Eve deliberately disobeyed God’s Kingdom guiding principles, or ordinances. Sin has separated us from God. Due to his grace and mercy, there is hope for redemption and reconciliation through Christ Jesus. When rejected, Sin results in both spiritual and physical death.
(Biblical Basis: Romans 6:23, 11; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
We believe that God willingly chose to send His son as a living sacrifice in order to save the world through His death on the Cross. The Cross signifies hope and redemption as well as grace and mercy, whereby humankind is now spiritually cleansed by the Holy Spirit. This demonstration was so that we would be free from the guilt of sin, and be made heirs of, or experience, eternal life.
(Biblical Basis: John 3:16; Titus 3:3-7)
Scripture (the Bible)
We believe that all Scripture is God-breathed which is divinely inspired and to be used to instruct, convict, correct, training us, publicly and privately. The Bible is the infallible Word of God and inspired by the Holy Spirit. Every answer to the problems we face and the strategies we need to live out in our lives can be found inside the Bible. (Biblical Basis: 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We believe in the Church’s historic view of marriage as the union of a man and a woman to one another in a shared life of fidelity and devotion as a gift given by God to His people and one of the ways through which His image is made known in the world.
(Biblical Basis: Genesis 1:26; John 13:34-35; 15:12-13; Acts 2:36; Rom. 15:7; 1 Corinthians 12:3; Galatians 3:26-29; Eph. 2:19-23, 4:1-6; 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12; 1 John 4:7-21)
The Kingdom of God
We believe that the Kingdom is denomination-less. We are focused on supporting the global call, and diligently seeking to join in bridging the Church divide.
(Biblical Basis: Ephesians 4:11-15)
Five-Fold Ministry & Women Leaders
We believe in five-fold ministry and women co-laboring in ministry leadership Although we are not keen on using titles, we believe in the present function of the five office gifts empowered by the Holy Spirit in the church until complete unity and maturity in the body of Christ. Likewise, we acknowledge there are various interpretations surrounding the purposes and functions of those gifts and even controversy due to cases of false representation of those offices. We acknowledge the contribution of women in leadership as shown all throughout the scriptures, including notable figures in the book of Acts. Particular scriptures that appear contrary must be viewed through careful exegesis, in the ancient world-view and context of the ancient Roman/Greek culture.
(Biblical Basis: Ephesians 4:11-16, Luke 2:36, Acts 21:9, Romans 16:1, Romans 16:7, Acts 18, John 4:39, Judges 5:7, Esther 7:3)
The Kingdom Life
Kingdom Life is designed to develop and draw out the Kingdom Character in the leaders we serve and ministries we partner with. It's our desire to be a blessing to the world and region by being engaged in knowing what’s occurring globally, interceding, and physically creating change through kingdom strategies, business and finance until we all come into unity of the faith.
(Biblical Basis: Ephesians 4:17-32; Colossians 3:1-17; 2 Peter 2-15; 1 Thessalonians 5:3)
Public Theologians; Equipping the Church to be Disciples-Makers
We believe that every member of the body should serve as public theologians (in their respective communities and ministry assignments) in accordance with God will.
We see the importance of:
Providing instruction, nurture, and enrichment for personal and professional development within a Spirit-filled, ecumenical ethos;
Instilling in the kingdom leader recognition of the authority of Scripture in all areas of life, and provide a solid knowledge of the Bible;
Encouraging development of a biblical and balanced kingdom centered theology;
Increasing awareness and appreciation of the heritage of the Christian community, and the Spirit-filled community of faith in particular;
Equipping kingdom leaders with the basic skills for ministry and evangelism;
Cultivating within kingdom leaders a spirit of thoughtful inquiry and reflective discernment in the quest for knowledge and truth;
Enhancing spiritual development by encouraging kingdom leaders in personal prayer and the spiritual disciplines;
(Biblical Basis: Hebrews 6:1; Ephesians 5; Philippians 2)