Foundational Beliefs

of Church Leadership Center


We believe that God is revealed to us in the Old and New Testaments which are the inspired Word of God, our final authority in matters of faith and life.
Sola Scriptura (“Scripture alone”): The Bible alone is our highest authority.


We believe that God is one being—infinitely just, wise, good, loving, holy, and existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is the sovereign creator of the universe who sustains and rules all of creation.

Soli Deo Gloria (“to the glory of God alone”): We live for the glory of God alone.


We believe that people were created in the image of God but fell into sin through the disobedience of Adam and Eve. As a result of the Fall, all people are born sinful and in need of salvation.

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is fully divine and fully human and that Jesus saves his people from their sin by his life, death, and resurrection.
Solus Christus (“Christ alone”): Jesus Christ alone is our Lord, Savior, and King. Sola Fide (“faith alone”): We are saved through faith alone in Jesus Christ.


We believe that sinners are justified by grace through faith on the basis of the finished work of Christ (his death and resurrection) and persevere in this life by the power of God.
Sola Gratia (“grace alone”): We are saved by the grace of God alone.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit regenerates sinners, indwells believers, enables them to live godly lives, provides spiritual gifts, and empowers individuals for the work of ministry.

The Church

We believe that God is calling people from the whole human race to believe in his Son, Jesus Christ, and gather in communities of faith for missional living, the redemption of society, and fellowship with each other until Jesus returns.

The Future

We believe that Christ is ruling now over the church and the world through his Word and Spirit. He will return to judge the living and the dead and to renew the whole creation.