Vision Colleges Statement of Faith
A Statement of Faith is a way of telling other people what we believe about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, and so forth. This is important because there are a lot of cults pretending to be Christian organizations but are not Christian at all. A statement of faith can be used to indicate whether an organization represents true Christianity.
It is impossible to state all that we believe on a single page, but we believe that this Statement of faith provides sufficient information for you to make a judgement call on our position on the word of God.
Why Vision Colleges - What We Believe
Many of our students are active in pastoring and planting churches in Australia and the United States. Across the continent of Africa, you will find our students opening mission fields, planting hundreds of churches. Some are developing Christian Schools and ministries in the Middle East. In addition, there are scores of Vision College graduates serving as missionaries to Latin America and other developing nations of the world. Some are leading worship, preaching and raising churches in the South Pacific, and evangelising in India. Vision students and graduates are active in 150 countries around the world. As a result of their study and preparation, Vision College students and graduates reap a bountiful harvest from fruitful ministry.
Students or graduates are involved in lay ministry in their local church In youth ministry, ladies and men’s groups, children’s ministry, local evangelism. Some are elders and leaders with a more profound understanding. Yet others are those knowledgeable “pillars of the church” they never preach or teach, but their wisdom is appreciated, their encouragement strengthens, and they are encouraged in the word.
Not everyone who does Bible college is or should be a “minister”. Yet every man and woman of God should better understand the word and where else but Vision Colleges.
How is this possible? Because we send the college to you to learn where you minister and home. No longer do you need to leave your ministry, home, church, or job. You can grow your faith on the coalface of ministry while studying the word. You can be released into ministry while you learn.
There is only one God who has revealed himself as our Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
In the absolute Lordship and deity of Christ, including his pre-existence, his virgin birth, his sinless life, His atoning death, His bodily resurrection, and his eventual return to the Earth in glory and power to establish His eternal kingdom.
The Authority Of The Bible
In the full spiritual authority, reliability, and the divine inspiration of the Bible.
The Importance Of The Local Church
That nothing can replace the importance of the local church in the programme of God.
That the great task of the church is worldwide evangelism.
The entrance into the church is through the “new birth”, which is brought about by genuine repentance of sin, confession of faith in Christ as the only Savior, and surrender to Him as Lord.
Membership In The Church
That membership in the church is signified by joyful participation in its worship, fellowship, sacraments, witness, and acceptance of its discipline.
Five Ascension Gifts
That the church cannot fulfil its mission apart from the five ascension gift ministries that Christ has sent into the world: apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, we accept that it is part of our responsibility to recognize those people and to assist in equipping them to fulfil their ministry.
Christ’s Triumph Over Satan
In the reality of Satan and the kingdom of darkness over which he reigns. We also believe in the absolute triumph of Christ over the devil and all his works.
Spiritual Authority Of The Believer
That victorious Christian life is built upon a proper understanding and exercise of the spiritual authority conveyed to the believer by the gift of righteousness.
Resurrection At Christ’s Return
In the resurrection of the dead at Christ’s return, in the certainty of God’s judgment, and in the inescapable result of that judgment foretold in the scriptures for the just and the unjust