Our Beliefs

This is a statement of the beliefs that unite Impact Initiatives Inc as an organization internally and externally with our partners. The statement below is a summary of our worldview. It helps to explain what drives us. It directs our priorities and areas of focus. We are a Christian organization devoted to glorifying God and expanding His Kingdom on Earth by making disciples of Jesus Christ and manifesting His love for others through works of charity and benevolence.

While these beliefs may distinguish us from other individuals or organizations, we always seek to find common ground and opportunities to collaborate with others who hold different worldviews and beliefs, provided that our work together aligns with our vision and mission and does not come in conflict with our core convictions.

The Bible

We believe the Bible is God's inspired word and was given to provide instruction for what we should believe and how we should live our lives. We believe that the Bible is accurate and reliable, was written under direct inspiration from God, and is completely authoritative for all Christians.

God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit

We believe that there is one true God, the creator of the universe, who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus was the Father’s only begotten Son who came to earth to redeem humanity. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, voluntarily died on the cross for our sins, and was bodily raised from the dead. He ascended into heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father and acts as an intermediary on our behalf. One day Jesus will return to earth and initiate the consummation of human history.

We believe that the Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit provides power to overcome sin, insight into Scripture, and personal direction in life. All believers are given the gift of the Holy Spirit at conversion, and through the Holy Spirit's presence and power are enabled to attain spiritual maturity in Christ. Through the Holy Spirit each person in the body is given special gifts to use in ministry.

Human Destiny

We believe that a human being's central purpose for existence is to have a close and personal relationship with God. Originally created for that purpose, humans defied God, choosing to go their own independent way, and were thus alienated from God. This "Fall" took place at the beginning of human history, and all individuals since have suffered these consequences and need God's forgiveness and mercy. A person can be forgiven by God and have that close, personal relationship restored only by believing that Jesus is God's son who was punished for our sins in our place. Baptism is the ‘next step' for those who have put their faith in Jesus Christ. We believe that the proper mode for baptism is immersion and we also believe that God somehow gets involved in the process and makes it a supernatural event.

For all humankind, there will be a resurrection into the spiritual world and a judgment that will determine the fate of everyone. Unbelievers will be separated from His presence for all eternity, while believers will be received into heaven to be with God forever.