Statement of Faith
Men’s Ministry Catalyst
Amended Statement of Faith
Board Resolution 2016-2
March 7, 2016
We believe Men’s Ministry Catalyst (MMC) has as its vision to help inspire, equip, educate, and motivate men to know God more fully so that they can be transformed into the likeness of Christ.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible authoritative Word of God.
We believe there is one God, eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
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 in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of the lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
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.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe in the sanctity and protection of life both in the womb and in the last stages of life.
We believe God established the family as the basic unit of society and through the family we can actively demonstrate the love of God to one another.
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female in His image (Gen. 1:26-27). Rejection of one’s biological gender is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Gen. 2:18-25). No MMC team member or board member will officiate at any marriage between couples of the same sex.
We believe that God has commanded that no sexual activity be engaged in outside of marriage.
We believe that neither the federal government, the state, nor the church, nor any other individual possess the authority or jurisdiction to set or alter a biblical definition of marriage. Therefore, unions or partnerships that do not conform to the biblical definition of marriage are not acknowledged by Men’s Ministry Catalyst as marriage.
We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual behavior, transgenderism, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God (Matt. 15:18-20; 1 Cor. 6:9-10). Because it is a sin of the flesh, when we become aware of such practices, within the staff, the board, or its volunteers we will follow the Matthew 18 process to seek repentance, reconciliation and restoration. Our heart is always to restore people to God and the body of Christ. Any person who practices such behavior will no longer be eligible for the benefits of employment. Therefore, those known to be habitual and unrepentant in the practice of these behaviors will be denied access as well as revocation of employment or volunteering, together with the benefits that accrue there from.
We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of Men’s Ministry Catalyst as an international ministry and to provide a Biblical role model to others, it is imperative that all persons employed by Men’s Ministry Catalyst in any capacity, or who serve as board members or volunteers, agree to and abide by this Doctrinal Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality (Matt.5:16; Phil. 2:14-16; 1 Thess. 5:22).
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Acts 3:19-21; Rom. 10:9-10; 1 Cor. 6:9-11); therefore, our love of those living in sin or who aspire to be Christ-like is non-negotiable. We all have sinned and fallen short of His glory. We will love the sinner, but not support the sin.
We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect and dignity (Mark12:28-31; Luke 6:31). Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of our ministry.
This Statement of Faith cannot be amended by any board without the full consent of its founder Dr. Jim Grassi or in his place his heirs.
Supportive Scripture: Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:18-25; 1 Corinthians 6:18, 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4; Matthew15:18-20, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Matthew 5:16; Philippians 2:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:22; Acts 3:19-21; Romans10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31
Excerpts taken from Real Life Ministries and the Assembly of God Church.