RenewU Doctrinal Statement
- The Trinity (Father, Son, & Holy Spirit)
- The deity and humanity of Jesus Christ
- The spiritual lostness of the human race
- The subsitutionary atonement and bodily resurrection of Christ
- The future physical return of Christ
- The authority and inerrancy of scripture as absolute truth
*Salvation comes through Christ alone*
Jesus Christ is both the Son of God, equal with the Father, and the virgin-born Son of Man. He led a sinless life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for our sins by dying upon a cross. He rose three days later to demonstrate His power over sin and death and as a declaration that He truly was the Son of God. He ascended to heaven's glory and will return again someday to Earth to establish His earthly kingdom and reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
THE Church - A Unity of Believers
We believe that all who are united to the risen and ascended Son of God are members of the church which is the body and bride of Christ. Its members are constituted as such regardless of membership or non-membership in the organized churches of the earth. We believe that by the same Spirit all believers in this age are baptized into, and thus become, one body that is Christ’s and having become members one of another, are under duty to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace and loving one another.
Jesus Christ is the head of the Church, His body, which is composed of all people who have placed their trust in Christ. We believe that this body expresses itself in local assemblies in which believers are in a covenant relationship. The Scriptures tell us to come together for edification, fellowship, worship, and prayer. The purpose of the Church is to make disciples of all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.
We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, the 66 books of the Protestant Canon, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.
The Christian Walk
We believe we are called to walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit, and to live in the power of the Spirit. The flesh with its fallen nature, which in this life is never eradicated, being with us to the end of our earthly pilgrimage, needs to be kept by the Spirit constantly in subjection to Christ, or it will surely manifest its presence in our lives to the dishonor of our Lord.
THE FUTURE HOPE
Jesus will someday return bodily, personally, and visibly to earth to establish his rule and reign, the time known only to the Father. At the end of Christ's 1,000 year reign, all those who have ever existed will be judged. Those who have placed their trust in Christ will spend eternity in the presence of God. Those who have rejected Christ's offer of forgiveness will suffer eternal conscious punishment.
PASTORS, ELDERS, SHEPHERDS, MINISTERS, leaders, & PREACHERS
Eligible pastors are straight males and must meet certain minimum qualifications in order to serve in the position of overseer. Participants of RenewU must be in compliance with the qualifications as set forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.
A NOTE FROM RENEWU
The demand for RenewU Ministries retreat facilities is greater than our capacity to serve; one way of narrowing the participant group is by identifying those pastors that we feel are living out a true Christian life as defined in brief by this doctrinal statement. If you do not agree with this doctrinal statement, then we ask that you not participate in our ministry.
The RenewU Ministries Staff