Owning our Statement of Faith

Owning our YFC Statement of Faith

Owning our Statement of Faith is designed to deepen your understanding of and align you with the YFC Statement of Faith. You will be required to prepare a written support for each of the 7 tenets including scripture references and an explanation of why each tenet is essential in the ministry of YFC and how it will impact your ministry with YFC. Signing a piece of paper stating you agree with the 7 tenets within the YFC Statement of Faith is not something to be taken lightly, however, the act can be done without really delving into the meaning of each tenet. This step is required for all staff pursing their Ministry Credential or Certificate, even those with Seminary or Bible College degrees.

Cost: Free

Faculty: Jerry Wheeler

Prerequisites: None, can be completed at anytime during the Leadership Blueprint

Focus: Awareness of support and belief in the YFC Statement of Faith

Instructions:

  • List and support each tenet separately.
  • Include scriptural references (written out) appropriately placed in the body of your answers as you support the tenet. (Note that for tenet 3, there should be a scripture reference for each attribute of Jesus.)
  • After supporting each tenet please provide a brief paragraph for each tenet outlining how the truth of that tenet (which you have just proved scripturally) will impact your YFC ministry going forward. Please place this application paragraph after your defense of each tenet.

How to get credit: Once you have completed the paper, login to blueprint.yfc.net (with your Impact credentials) and submit the paper for review and approval. If your paper is approved, this course will be marked as complete. If your paper needs more work, you will be notified. More information on tracking your progress through credentialing here.


THE YFC STATEMENT OF FAITH:

1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the infallible authoritative Word of God. 

2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory. 

4. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. 

5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. 

6. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. 

7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.