Statement  of  Faith

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Advance Center for Ministry Training based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these Biblical doctrines.


There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise.  God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom,  justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.


God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself.


Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.

The Fall

When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation ever since that time.


Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.

The Church

The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.


Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's Kingdom on earth.
We believe in one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(Genesis 1:2, Matthew 5:16; 6:1,4,8,9; John 1:1, James 1:17; 2 Peter 1:21)

We believe God is the creator of all things.
(Genesis 1:1; Acts 17:24-28; Hebrews 11:3)

We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son and Savior of the world.
(John 1:14; John 3:16; Hebrews 1:1-13; 1 John 4:9)
Conceived by the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:18).
Born of a virgin (Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:26-27).
Died on the cross, was buried, and rose again bodily from the grave (Luke 23:44-24:8' John 20:24-29; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8).
Ascended into Heaven, seated at the Father's right hand (Luke 22:69; Acts 1:1-9; Colossians 3:1).
Who will return to earth to judge both the living and the dead (Matt. 24:36-42; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:10-11; 10:39-42; 1 Pet. 4:5).

We believe in the Holy Spirit.
A person who is part of the triune God (Matthew 28:19; John 16:5-15; Acts 1:7-8)
Who indwells every Christian (1 Corinthians 3:15; 6:19; 2 Timothy 1:14)
Who empowers Christians for works of service (1 Corinthians 12:4-11)
Who enables us to live Christ-like lives (Galatians 5:16-25).
Is a gift at one's baptism (Acts 2:38).

We believe in the Bible.
God's Holy Word without any error in its original form, and inspired by the Holy Spirit
(1 Corinthians 2:12-13; 2 Timothy 3:14-16; 2 Peter 1:20-21).

We accept the Bible as the final authority for all matter of faith and practice
(Isaiah 40:8; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:12).

We believe that man, who is created by God, willfully sinned and as a result,
is lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ.

 (Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23).

We believe that salvation--the forgiveness of sins--comes by grace (unmerited favor) through the blood of Jesus Christ
(Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:9; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 John 1:7).

We believe the Bible teaches that the pattern to follow to receive Christ as Savior is to believe in Christ as God's Son and Savior to the world, to repent of personal sin, to confess Christ as Lord, and to be immersed in baptism.  Each of these is plainly taught in the Word of God.
(Romans 5:1-2; Luke 24:45-47; Acts 3:19; 17:30; 2 Peter 3:9; Matthew 10:32; Romans 10:9-10; 1 John 4:15; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-7; Galatians 3:27; Colossians 2:12: 1 Peter 3:21).

We believe that the church is the body and bride of Christ, founded on the day of Pentecost, (30A.D. in Jerusalem), consisting of all Christians everywhere.
(Matthew 16:13-18; Acts 2:14-47).

We believe God has ordained elders to exercise spiritual leadership and authority over the local congregation.
(Acts 20:28; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4).

We believe Christ will return.  He will formally pronounce the eternal fate of each individual, both living and dead.  The saved will be assigned eternal life; the unsaved, eternal separation from God.
(Daniel 12:2; John 5:29; John 6:39; Romans 8:10-11; 19-23).