First, YHWH, the God of Israel, is the God of all the nations. This is the root and foundation of the great commission. The Lord is unquestionably committed to joining a people from every tribe, tongue, and nation, to his house. “Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other. By myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return: ‘To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance” (Isaiah 45:22–23). God’s plan to gather the nations to himself is through the name of Jesus, “so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:10–11). For this reason, bringing the gospel to the unreached and unengaged people groups of Africa is of utmost importance to us.
Secondly, God’s house is a house of prayer. Prayer is both the means of fulfilling the mission and it is the end of it. The Great Commission is about gathering the nations to love and worship God through prayer. We are committed to unceasing prayer in the spirit of the Moravian mission’s movement of the 18th century, becoming a catalyst for training and sending 10,000 native missionaries to the remaining 1,000 unreached tribes of Africa.
WE BELIEVE that the one true God exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that these, being one God, are equal in deity, power, and glory. We believe that God not only created the world, but also now upholds, sustains, governs, and providentially directs all that exists and that He will bring all things to their proper consummation in Christ Jesus to the glory of His name. (Psalm 104; Psalm 139; Matthew 10:29-31; 28:19; Acts 17:24-28; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 1:9-12; 4:4-6; Colossians 1:16-17; Hebrews 1:1-3; Revelation 1:4-6.)
WE BELIEVE that Satan, originally a great and good angel, rebelled against God, taking a multitude of angels with him. He was cast out of God’s presence, and is at work with his demonic hosts to establish his counter-kingdom of darkness and evil on the earth. Satan was judged and defeated at the cross of Christ and will, at the end of the age, be cast forever into the lake of fire, which has been prepared for him and his angels. (Matthew 12:25-29; 25:41; John 12:31; 16:11; Ephesians 6:10-20; Colossians 2:15; 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6; Revelation 12:7-9; 20:10)
WE BELIEVE that Adam was originally created in the image of God, righteous and without sin. In consequence of his disobedience, Adam’s posterity are born subject to both imputed and inherent sin, and are therefore, by nature and choice the children of wrath, justly condemned in the sight of God, wholly unable to save themselves or to contribute in any way to their acceptance with God. (Genesis 1-3; Psalm 51:5; Isaiah 53:5; Romans 3:9-18; 5:12-21; Ephesians 2:1-3)
WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, that He was conceived and born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and offered himself as a penal, substitutionary sacrifice for sinners. By the blood of His cross, He obtained for us eternal redemption, the forgiveness of sins, and life everlasting. He was raised bodily on the third day and ascended to the right hand of the Father, there to make intercession for the saints. (Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:1-18; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:1-28; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:10-14; Ephesians 1:7; Philippians 2:6-11; Colossians 1:15-23; Hebrews 7:25; 9:13-15; 10:19; 1 Peter 2:21-25; 1 John 2:1-2)
WE BELIEVE that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. No ordinance, ritual, work, or any other activity on the part of man is required in order to be saved. This saving grace of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, also sanctifies us by enabling us to do what is pleasing in God’s sight in order that we might be progressively conformed to the image of Christ. (John 1:12-13; 6:37-44; 10:25-30; Acts 16:30-31; Romans 3-4; 8:1-17,31-39; 10:8-10; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Titus 3:3-7; 1 John 1:7,9)
WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit, in whom also we are sealed for the day of redemption. The Holy Spirit regenerates, forever indwells, and graciously equips the Christian for godly living and service. Subsequent to conversion, the Spirit desires to fill, empower, and anoint believers for ministry and witness. We also believe that signs and wonders, as well as all the gifts of the Spirit described in the New Testament, are operative today and are designed to testify to the presence of the kingdom and to empower and edify the church to fulfill its calling and mission. (Matthew 3:11; John 1:12-13; 3:1-15; Acts 4:29-30; Romans 8:9; 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; 2 Corinthians 1:21-22; Galatians 3:1-5; Ephesians 1:13-14; 5:18)
WE BELIEVE that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the two ordinances of the church to be observed until the time of Christ’s return. They are not a means of salvation, but are channels of God’s sanctifying grace and blessing to the faithful in Christ Jesus. (Matthew 26:26-29; 28:19; Romans 6:3-11; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34; 1 Peter 3:21)
WE BELIEVE that the church is God’s primary instrument through which He is fulfilling His redemptive purposes in the earth. To equip the saints for the work of ministry, God has given the church apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. We also affirm the priesthood of all believers and the importance of every Christian being joined with, and actively involved in a local community of the saints. We believe that women, no less than men, are called and gifted to proclaim the gospel and do all the works of the kingdom. However, final governmental authority in the church has ideally been entrusted to men. (Matthew 16:17-19; Acts 2:17-18,42; Ephesians 3:14-21; 4:11-16; 1 Timothy 2:11-15; Hebrews 10:23-25; 1 Peter 2:4-5,9-10)
WE BELIEVE that God has called the church to preach the gospel to all nations, and especially to remember the poor and to minister to their needs through sacrificial giving and practical service. This ministry is an expression of the heart of the Lord Jesus Christ, and is an essential part of the kingdom of God. (Isaiah 58:6-12; 61:1; Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 4:18; 21:1-4; Galatians 2:10; 1 Timothy 6:8)
WE BELIEVE in the literal second coming of Christ at the end of the age, when He will return to the earth personally and visibly to consummate His kingdom. We also believe in, and are praying for, a great end-time harvest of souls, and the emergence of a victorious church that will experience an unprecedented unity, purity, and power in the Holy Spirit. (Psalms 2:7-9; 22:27-28; John 14:12; 17:20-26; Romans 11:25-32; 1 Corinthians 15:20-28,50-58; Ephesians 4:11-16; Philippians 3:20-21; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11; 2 Thessalonians 1:3-12; Revelation 7:9-14)
WE BELIEVE that when the Christian dies he/she passes immediately into the blessed presence of Christ, there to enjoy conscious fellowship with the Savior until the day of the resurrection and glorious transformation of the body. The saved will then forever dwell in blissful fellowship with their great Triune God. We also believe that when the unbeliever dies he/she is consigned to hell, there to await the Day of Judgment when he/she shall be punished with eternal separation from the presence of God. (Matthew 25:46; Luke 16:19-31; John 5:25-29; 1 Corinthians 15:35-58; 2 Corinthians 5:1-10; Philippians 1:19-26; 3:20-21; 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10; Revelation 20:11-15; 21:1-22:15)
- We support native missionaries to unreached peoples specifically. We do not fund pastors who are already pastoring people in areas that have been reached. In order to qualify for missionary support, the worker must be going into an area where there are very few or no churches.
- The missionary must have completed training in Biblical studies and character development. Though all character failings cannot be avoided, in the intense discipleship environment, our experience is that someone with false motivations or poor character will be found out before they complete their course.
- Money is given in a way that empowers, not controls. Our philosophy is to give our missionaries monthly support for their cost of living on the field.
- Each missionary is trained with a tent-making skill, and encouraged to work in order to supplement their costs in the field. This creates not only an income for the missionary to support himself, with the goal of coming off of international support, but is also a dynamic ministry opportunity in his or her community, especially in a place where an evangelist or Christian pastor would not be welcomed.
- In order to qualify for missionary support, the worker must be going into an area where there are very few or no churches.
- The missionary must have completed 2 years of training in our Mission and Prayer School.
- The missionary must remain in communication with mission’s hub and send regular reports of health, safety, progress and needs.
Student missionaries live and study together full-time in an intense environment of community and training. They wake up early in the morning and engage in personal Bible study. They have classes throughout the week, on theology, church planting, and Islamics. They engage in corporate prayer daily, and have personal hours set aside for personal prayer in the 24/7 prayer room, which is part of each mission’s base. They regularly serve orphans, and every weekend they travel to different villages and preach the gospel. They learn the power of forgiving one another, walking in humility, and working together toward a common goal in our communal environment. Each week, the whole community gathers for the communion meal. They worship, meditate on Christ’s gift and fellowship together.
Students learn various strategies for outreach and Islamic evangelism. They learn to interact with Muslims by understanding their worldview and the Quran, their holy book. This training enables them to bridge Muslims to the Bible through stories from which are in both the Quran and the Bible, as well as to engage in polemics by understanding how the Quran contradicts the Bible. Finally, they are taught to remove barriers of belief in the minds of Muslims through apologetic preparation, enabling them to answer questions Muslims have about the Christian faith.