(all EMERGE teachers agree with this statement)
STATEMENT OF FAITH
It is our intent to provide EMERGE students with a distinctly Christian worldview. While teachers may hold to denominational differences, they agree with the following. We recognize that genuine Christians have differences over non-primary doctrines; when such doctrines arise, students will be referred back to their families and churches for final authority.
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
The third day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Christian church,
the fellowship of believers,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.