What do we believe?
Our doctrinal statement
We follow the doctrinal statement contained in the Lausanne Covenant. In summary, we affirm:
- Our belief in one eternal God, Creator and Lord of the world, Father, Son and Holy Spirit who governs all things according to the purpose of his will.
- The divine inspiration, truthfulness and authority of both Old and New Testament Scriptures in their entirety as the only written Word of God, without error in all that it affirms, and the only infallible rule of faith and practice.
- That there is only one Savior and only one gospel, although there is a wide diversity of evangelistic approaches.
- To evangelize is to spread the good news that Jesus Christ died for our sins and was raised from the dead according to the Scriptures, and that, as the reigning Lord, he now offers the forgiveness of sins and the liberating gifts of the Spirit to all who repent and believe
What is our vision?
Our mission statement
We believe that the church in North America has the resources to give every international in North America an opportunity to hear the gospel of Jesus in a clear, loving and culturally relevant way. What is lacking is awareness of this need, practical training for his strategic opportunity, and confident engagement with the nations around us.
Starting with the 1.8 million international students in North America, we envision a day when every international--every student, refugee, and immigrant--has an opportunity to encounter Jesus Christ.
Ultimately we want every international from every nation in every nation to encounter Jesus. We dream of those internationals becoming a catalyst for an evangelical church for every people, Christ-like leaders for every church, and kingdom impact in every sphere of society.