Our Mission

The mission of OnFire Youth Ministry is to provide restoration to students and families through nurturing relationships and life-changing opportunities in education, counseling and experiences that promote Christian faith and principles; challenging students to think, love and pray more.

Our vision is to create strong loving families for Christ centered communities.


Core Values

 

Word of God - 

The word of God will be the foundation for discipleship of students. It is the standard for life and ministry.  God’s word is sufficient to inform and shape every aspect of our lives (James 1:22-24, Hebrews 4:12) (2 Timothy 3:16-17)?

 

Relationship/Unity -

We will speak the truth in love while being patient with all believers in the process of spiritual growth. (I Corinthians 3: 5-8, Ephesians 4: 2-16)

 

Worship -

Encourage students to participate in worship and to learn to praise God through a lifestyle of worship. - (Hebrews 13:15, KJV)

 

Prayer -

As a demonstration of our dependence upon God as a means for God’s power to change us and work through us to change the lives of students. (1 Thes. 5:17, James 5:16)


Doctrinal Statements

SECTION I – THE PERSON OF GOD 

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, 

and Holy Spirit.  (Ephesians 4:6; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1)  

 

FATHER: 

We believe God the Father is eternal, omniscient, omnipresent, and  

omnipotent.  God is absolutely holy, righteous, and just.  His love, grace, mercy, 

and justice were manifested in the atoning death of His only begotten Son on 

Calvary, giving to all who believe salvation through faith.  (Isaiah 9:6; 

Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalm 147:5; Psalm 139:2-4, 7-10; Psalm 62:11; Exodus 

15:11; Psalm 36:6; John 3:16; Romans 5:6-10)  

   

SON: 

We believe in the absolute deity of our Lord Jesus Christ and the absolute 

humanity of our Lord through His virgin birth.  We believe in the perfectly sinless 

life of our Lord though tempted at all points in His humanity.  We believe in His 

vicarious sufferings and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily 

resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal 

return in glory and power.  (John 1:11; Acts 2:22; John 1:14; Matthew 1:18-25; 

Hebrews 4:15; Isaiah 53:4-6; 1 Corinthians 15:3-5; Acts 2:22-23; Ephesians 1:20

22; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16) 

  

THE HOLY SPIRIT: 

We believe the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, who convicts 

the world concerning sin, righteousness, and judgment.  He is the agent of God in 

the regeneration of the lost.  He is the gift of Christ to the church indwelling all 

believers, sealing them in the body of Christ unto the day of redemption.  He is 

the divine teacher who guides believers into all truth.  He imparts the gifts of the 

Spirit as found in Scripture.  (John 16:6-15; Titus 3:5-7; John 14:17; John 15:26; 

Romans 8:11; Ephesians 1:13; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11)  

 

SECTION 2 – THE HOLY SCRIPTURES 

We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be verbally inspired 

of God and are the revelation of God to man, inerrant and infallible in their original 

writing.  They are the supreme and final authority for faith and practice.  (2 Timothy 3:16; 

2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Peter 3:16)  

 

SECTION 3 – MAN 

We believe that man was originally created in the image of God, but the entire 

race of man was separated from God through sin.  We believe no man can reconcile 

himself to God.  Therefore, man remains separated from God until he is regenerated, 

through faith in Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit.  (Genesis 3:24; Romans 3:23; Romans 3:9-12; 

Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 5:1,10-11; 2 Corinthians 5:17-19) 

   

SECTION 4 – SATAN 

We believe that Satan is the author of sin and the instigator of the fall of man.  He 

has been defeated by the finished work of our Lord Jesus Christ on Calvary, and he and 

his angels will be punished eternally at the coming of Christ.  (Genesis 3:17; Colossians 

2:14-15; John 12:31-33; Revelation 20:10)  

 

SECTION 5 – SIN 

We believe sin is every lack of conformity to the will of God or transgression of 

the law of God.  Sin is manifest in the selfishness, rebellion, and total depravity of man’s 

attitude, conduct, and behavior before God and man. (James 4:17; Romans 14:32; 1 John 

3:4; 1 John 5:17; Romans 3:9-18; Ephesians 2:1-3)  

 

SECTION 6 – SALVATION 

We believe salvation to be the whole counsel of God, and it is the gift of God by 

grace, received through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.  This faith is manifested in 

works pleasing to God.  (1 Peter 1:3-12; Ephesians 2:8-10)  

 

SECTION 7 – THE KINGDOM OF GOD 

We believe the Kingdom of God to be God’s right to rule, which was prophesied 

through the law and prophets, and came to fulfillment in Jesus Christ.  We believe Jesus 

to be the King in the Kingdom, which is working for consummation at the end of this age.  

(Mark 1:14; Matthew 12:28; Luke 11:20; Luke 17:20-21; Revelations 19:11-16; 1 

Corinthians 15:20-28; Revelation 11:15)

  

SECTION 8 – HEAVEN AND HELL  

We believe that heaven is the throne of God manifested in His Kingdom on this 

earth.  Hell is a literal place of eternal separation from God for those who are not 

redeemed.  (Isaiah 66:1; Acts 7:49; Matthew 6:10; Luke 16:19-31; Revelations 20:11-15)  

 

SECTION 9 – SACRAMENTS 

A sacrament is a formal act that is sacred as a sign or symbol of a spiritual reality, 

which was instituted or recognized by our Lord Jesus Christ.  

 

BAPTISM

Water baptism, the immersion of the believer, is a visible testimony to the 

work of regeneration and a mark of identification and union with Christ.  It is an 

appeal to God for a good conscience, hence should be administered to those 

who, by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, have realized the forgiveness of their sins 

and have the assurance of acceptance with God, having turned from their past 

lives to follow Jesus.  (Acts 2:41; 1 Peter 3:21; Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38)

 

SECTION 10 – HOLINESS 

God demands that His people be holy, as He is holy.  His holiness is produced in 

us, His people, by the Holy Spirit, as we believe and obey His Word.  (1 Peter 1:2, 13-16)  

 

SECTION 11 – MARRIAGE AND HUMAN SEXUALITY 

We affirm as a church the biblical definition of marriage as between one man 

(husband) and one woman (wife) to be the only acceptable definition of marriage.  God 

has designed sexuality to be expressed only within such a marriage.  While we believe 

this defines the biblical standard of marriage and sexual expression, we also affirm that 

we are called to minister to all who fall short of God’s standards with love and 

compassion.  (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11)