For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

  John 1:17

 

Ministries to the Local Church

What we offer to correctional facilities is also available to the local church. As an important reminder, every one of our L&GM programs and counseling tools listed below are Christ centered and Bible based, and are designed to be taught in the local church, in correctional facilities, or to individuals coming out of incarceration who want to continue instruction. These are:

· Hope Biblical or Almond Tree Alcohol /Drug Counseling-14 lessons

· Anger Management Counseling-12 lessons

· Parenting & Family Skills-9 lessons

· Budget and Finance-6 lessons

· Hope Abuse Counseling-14 lessons

All of the above materials are available and can be taught by individuals in the church without any special training as the manuals are designed to self teach.

See Law Enforcement and Corrections for more details.

 

Beliefs

We believe the Bible to be the inspired and inerrant Word of God. We use the King James Version of the Bible in all English speaking ministries. (2 Tim 3:16; 2 Pet 1:21)

 

We believe in the Triune God. (1 John 5:7; Matt 28:19)

 

We believe the Genesis account of creation. (Gen 1:1-31; 2:1-25)

 

We believe Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit, was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life. (Matt 1:20-23; Luke 1:26-31; 1 Pet 2:21-23)

 

We believe Christ’s death was a vicarious sacrifice, shedding His blood in atonement for the sins of man. (Heb 2:9)

 

We believe that salvation is wholly by grace through faith in Christ and that all believers are eternally preserved. (Eph 2:8; John 10:27-30; Gal 2:16)

 

We believe in the bodily resurrection and ascension of Jesus, the bodily resurrection of His saints and the pre-millennial, second coming of Jesus Christ. (1 Cor 15; Rev 20:6; Gal 2:16)

 

We believe in a literal Hell and literal Heaven and the resurrection of both the lost and the saved – the resurrection of the lost at the Great White Throne Judgment and the saved unto the resurrection of life. (Matt 25:41-46; Mark 9:43-48; 2 Thess 1:7-9; John 5:29)

 

We believe in separation of believers from the world and ecclesiastical apostasy, living in a manner so as not to bring reproach upon their Saviour and Lord. (2 Cor 6:14-18)

 

We believe in the God-given authority of the local church, and that all cooperating bodies, such as associations, conventions, boards, committees, etc., are and properly should be servants to the local church. We are comprised of, and associate and work with only those churches of like faith and practice which are not involved with the charismatic movement. (Matt 16:18; 20:25-28; 1 Cor 1:2; 12:27; 2 Cor 1:1)