j17 ministries’ statement of faith

  • 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 miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, 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 Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, and the only way to the Father.

  • We believe that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential to salvation and sanctification.

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, authoritative, and fully normative Word of God in all matters of faith and life.

  • We believe the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) is the primary purpose of the church and of every Christ-follower.

  • We believe that the unity of all Christian believers is the focus of Jesus’ prayer (John 17) as he headed to the cross, and therefore worthy of our significant investment.

  • We believe that the visible unity of believers that Jesus prayed for will require on our part humility, accountability, and prayer, as well as the Holy Spirit’s continual outpouring of the grace and truth of Jesus Christ in our midst.