Affirmation of Faith
(As Stated in the CHICKS Women’s Ministry Inc. Bylaws)
Section 2:1 The Trinity. We believe in God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), God the Holy Spirit and that they are distinct personalities with distinct roles, but one God. And this One God is the Creator of the Universe.
2 Corinthians 13:14
Section 2:2 God, the Father. We believe in God, the Father, Creator and Lord of the Universe, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that He concerns Himself in the affairs of people, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
Creator: Genesis 1:1;
Personal spirit Revelation 4:11
Personal Relationship: Acts 17:24-28
Spirit: John 4:24
God is perfect: Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalm 18:30
Perfect holiness (Deuteronomy 32:4),
Perfect wisdom (Isaiah 28:29),
Perfect power (Matthew 19:26)
Perfect love (Psalm 86:5, I John 4:16)
Concerned with the affairs of His people: Exodus 2:25
Hears & answers prayer: Isaiah 65:24; Isaiah 30:19
Saves from sin & death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ: Ephesians 2:4-8
Section 2:3 Jesus Christ. We believe in Jesus Christ; God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in the resurrection, ascension into heaven, intercession for His people, and personal, visible return to earth.
God’s only Son: Luke 3:22
Conceived by the Holy Spirit, virgin birth: Matthew 1:18-25
Lived a sinless life: Hebrews 4:15
Taught & performed miracles: John 18:20, Acts 2:22
Died on the cross for our sins: I Peter 2:24
Ascension into heaven: Mark 16:19
Intercedes for His people: Hebrews 7:24-25; Romans 8:34; I Timothy 2:5
Will someday take those who believe in Him home: John 14:1-7
Section 2:4 The Holy Spirit. We believe in the Holy Spirit as laid out in John 14: 15-17 “If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever the Spirit of truth.”
Section 2:5 The Word of God. We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts; that it was written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit; and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
Truth: John 17:17
Inspired by the Holy Spirit & has supreme authority in all matters of faith & conduct: 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Alive & active: Hebrews 4:12
Power of God: Romans 1:16
Section 2:6 Religious Liberty. We believe that every human being has a direct relationship with God and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; each ministry is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; and that therefore Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation and patronage of the other.
Section 2:7 Ministry Cooperation. We believe that local women’s and girl’s ministries can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with each other. Such organizations, exist and function by the attempt to fulfill the great commission laid out in Matthew 28: 18-20. Cooperation in CHICKS is voluntary and may be terminated at any time. Ministries may likewise cooperate with interdenominational fellowships on a voluntary, independent basis.