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We are a non-denominational community of Christ-followers who agree to the following essential beliefs:

  • We believe in one God, Creator of the Universe, who was and is and is to come. (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19)

  • We believe in a Triune God: God the Father, God the Son and God the Spirit. (John 10:3)

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:15; 2 Peter 1:21)

  • We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who was born of a virgin, blamelessly carried out His Father’s Ministry on this earth, and was crucified for the atonement of all mankind’s sin. (John 10:33, Isaiah 7:14); (Matthew 1:23); (Luke 1:35, 1 Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9)

  • We believe Jesus Christ rose from the dead after three days and later ascended to heaven to be at the right hand of the Father. (John 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:4); (Mark 16:19); (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11)


  • We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature, and that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ and that only by God’s grace and through faith alone we are saved. (John 3:16-19; 5:24; Romans 3:23; 5:8-10; Titus 3:5)


  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; that they are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (John 5:28-29)


  • We believe God sent His Spirit to dwell in believers and carry out His work on this earth by gifting believers according to the purpose for which they have been called. (Romans 8: 13-14; Ephesians 4:30; 5:18).


  • We believe it is our purpose to honor God through a faithful, obedient life, and to spread the word of God across the entire world. (1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19-20).

  • We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Genesis 1:26-27)


  • We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture.  We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (Genesis 2:18-25); (1 Corinthians 6:18; 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4)


  • We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of Commission as part of the Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the members of the Commission Leadership Academy community, it is imperative that all persons employed by Commission in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality. (Matthew 5:16; Philippians 2:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:22)


  • We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

  • We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life. (Psalm 139)

Disclaimer: The statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of Commission Leadership Academy’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our Board of Directors is The Academy’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.

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