Membership Standards

As Christian professionals, we must continually strive to understand and uphold God's standards as conveyed in the Scriptures in our quest to serve people and to represent Christ with integrity and excellence in the marketplace.

The BIBLE: We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testament, are the inspired Word of God, without error in the original manuscripts, and the final authority on all matters related to sound doctrine and godly living.1

The GODHEAD: We believe there is only one true and infinitely perfect Godhead who created all that exists and eternally co-exists in three distinct personal beings: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.2

The PERSON of JESUS CHRIST: We believe that Jesus Christ is the living Word of God, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, and is therefore both wholly God and wholly man.3

The LIFE & DEATH of CHRIST: We believe that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life, performed many miracles as proof of His deity, and yet was crucified to death on a cross for the full penalty and remission of our sins, thereby satisfying God’s justice and making our salvation possible.4

The RESURRECTION of CHRIST: We believe that Jesus Christ rose bodily from the dead after having died on a cross and buried in a grave, subsequently ascended into heaven, and now sits at the right hand of God the Father where He continually intercedes for His people.5

The RETURN of CHRIST: We believe that Jesus Christ will one day personally and visibly return to earth with great power and glory as the King of kings and Lord of lords to execute judgment upon His enemies and to provide redemption for His people.6

The HOLY SPIRIT: We believe that the Holy Spirit is actively convicting people of their sin, moving them toward repentance, drawing them to Christ, regenerating them, sealing their adoption, indwelling them, and empowering them to live godly and fruitful lives.7

MAN, SIN & DEATH: We believe that although Adam and Eve were originally created in God’s holy image, their willful disobedience to His simple command (sin) resulted in mankind’s alienation from God (death), rendering it impossible for anyone to know and please God apart from the redemptive work of the Holy Spirit.8

SALVATION & ETERNAL LIFE: We believe that salvation from eternal damnation, reconciliation with God, and the gift of eternal life can be personally received only by trusting completely in Christ’s death and resurrection on our behalf and not from any human merit, good works, or religious ceremonies.9

1. Psalm 19:7-11 / Luke 24:44-45 / 2 Timothy 3:16-17 / Hebrews 4:12 / 2 Peter 1:20–21

2. Deuteronomy 6:4 / Matthew 3:16-17; 28:18-20 / 2 Corinthians 13:13 / 1 Peter 1:1-2

3. Luke 1:26-35 / John 1:1-3 / Galatians 4:4 / Philippians 2:9-11 / Colossians 1:15-19

4. Mark 2:5-12 / John 8:46 / 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 / 2 Corinthians 5:21 / 1 Peter 3:18

5. Matthew 28:5–7 / Mark 16:6–9 / Luke 24:4–7 / John 20:15-18 / Romans 8:34

6. Matthew 24:29-31 / Luke 21:25-28 / 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 / Titus 2:11-13

7. John 16:7-9 / Romans 8:11-15 / 1 Corinthians 12:4, 11 / Galatians 5:22-25 / Titus 3:4–5

8. Genesis 1:27; 3:6 / Isaiah 59:1-2 / Romans 3:23; 6:23; 8:5-11 / Hebrews 11:6

9. John 3:16-17; 10:27-30 / Ephesians 2:8-10 / Titus 3:4–7 / 1 John 5:11-13

[Confessional Standards with Verses]