Tenets of Faith

VISION

To provide charitable, educational and faith based services through Christian counsel, coaching and education in meeting people in crisis or life transition giving hope to each situation, faith for each question and love for one another as we are called to serve in our home, church and local and international communities.

PURPOSE

  • To encourage personal growth through discovering individual strengths and/or weaknesses that can either promote or distract godly ways of thinking which affect behavioral changes, “to be made new in the attitude of your minds;  and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness” (Ephesians 4:23-24).
  • To equip individuals and students by their individual calling in the five-fold ministry found in Ephesians 4:11, “It was he who gave some to be (1) apostles, some to be (2) prophets, some to be (3) evangelists, and some to be (4) pastors and (5) teachers.”
  • To empower individuals and students in discovering their true potential in being made in the image of Christ allowing freedom from bondage and dysfunctional boundaries in relationships (Psalm 139).

STATEMENT OF FAITH

 

(Tiqvah) Counseling, Coaching & Education, Inc., along with  Tiqvah Theological Institute, in alliance with the National Christian Counselors Association, uphold the following articles:

ARTICLE ONE:

We believe the Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of the Living God. The Bible is the final authority on all matters of life, faith and practice.

ARTICLE TWO:

We believe in the Trinitarian God of the Bible, one in substance, three in persons, consisting of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

ARTICLE THREE

We believe that the Son of God, the second person of the God­head, took upon Himself the form of man, becoming the God­man, with two distinct natures, and by His atoning work through His death, burial and resurrection has made salvation possible for man by His free grace.

ARTICLE FOUR:

We believe that salvation is an act of God’s saving grace by the work of the Holy Spirit in re-generating and converting the hearts of men by His free gift of saving faith.

ARTICLE FIVE:

We believe in the personal return of Jesus Christ, in eternal damnation in a literal hell for the wicked, and in everlasting life, in heaven, with the living God for the righteous.

ARTICLE SIX:

We believe that there is but one Head of the church, the Lord Jesus Christ. It is the responsibility of the church and its institutions to maintain His Lordship over their activities, and not to submit that right to any individual, corporate body, governmental agency or head of state, as long as we conduct ourselves as ambassadors of Christ and live as lawful citizens.

ARTICLE SEVEN:

We believe that every area of life is to be subject to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We adhere to a world and life view which seeks to make the Lord Jesus Christ preeminent in all things.