Statement of Faith
GodWe believe God exists eternally in three persons - The Trinity (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) Matthew 28:19; John 14:16-26).
BibleWe believe the Bible is the Holy Spirit inspired Word of God, without error and preserved for our instruction. It is God breathed (1 Corinthians 2:7-14; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
SalvationWe believe we can be restored to a relationship with God only through the blood of Jesus Christ. This restored relationship is based on God’s grace, not our efforts. We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Acts 3:19-21; Roman10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11). Repenting from our past life, confession of Christ as Lord, baptism by immersion, to receive the Holy Spirit and for the forgiveness of sins, are the primary responses of our faith that are modeled for us in the New Testament (John 3:1-21; Acts 2:37-39; Acts 8:26-39; Acts 10:1-48; Acts 16:11-34; Acts 22:2-16; Romans 3:21-31; Romans 5:6-11; Romans 6:1- 23)
Lord’s SupperWe believe we celebrate the hope of the resurrection and remember what Christ has done for us; we take this weekly (Acts 20:7).
Return of JesusWe believe Jesus will be returning personally, bodily, and visibly just as He ascended to call all those who are faithful (Revelation 22:12; Hebrews 9:28; 1 Thess. 4:15-17).
SexualityWe believe God wonderfully creates each person to be a man or a woman. The two distinct, complementary sexes together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:26-27). We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, cohabitation, homosexual behavior, rejection of one’s biological sex, or use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God (Matt. 15:18-20; 1 Cor. 6:9-10).
Sanctity of LifeWe 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 (Psalms 139).
MarriageThe term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2:18-25). Marriage between a man and a woman uniquely reflects Christ’s relationship with His Church (Ephesians 5:21-23). God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (1 Corinthians 6:18; 1 Corinthians 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4).
We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31). Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be rejected and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of this organization.The Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of the Camp’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our Board of Directors is the Camp’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s application.