Youth Dynamics’ statement of faith
Youth Dynamics is non-sectarian Christian organization committed to reaching Northwest youth for Christ.
We believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, authoritative Word of God, and as such provides us with the truths necessary for a life of faith and service.
(I Thes. 2:13, II Tim. 3:16, II Pet. 1:21).
We believe in the one, true God, who exists in the persons of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who are one in essence and nature.
(Gen. 1:26, Mt. 28:19, Jn. 10:30).
We believe God created man in his own image, to fellowship with and serve him forever, but that man has been separated from God by his sin, and as such stands condemned.
(Gen. 1:26-27, Rom. 3:22, 5:12, 6:23).
We believe Jesus Christ is God the Son, eternally existent as God, yet incarnate as man through the virgin birth. He lived a perfect human life, and, because of God’s great love and mercy, died for us as a substitutionary sacrifice, paying the penalty for our sin, that through His finished work on the cross God could reconcile the world to himself, offering man freedom from judgment and eternal life with God. He arose from the dead, and has ascended to the Father, where He acts as the mediator, intercessor, and advocate of all true believers. It is His resurrection that confirms the truth of who He is, the finality of his work, and the assurance of our own resurrection.
(Jn. 1:2-18, Rom. 5:8-19, I Cor. 15:1-56, Col. 1:15-22, Heb. 9:15, I Jn. 2:1-2).
We believe that it is by God’s grace through faith in Christ alone that we are saved, justified, and reconciled to God as His children.
(Jn. 1:12, Rom. 5:1, Eph. 2:8-9).
We believe in the person and work of God the Holy Spirit, who convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and who indwells all believers, empowering them to live in, through, and for God.
(Jn. 16:5-15, Rom. 8:9-16, Gal. 5:16-25).
We believe in the oneness of the Body of Christ, His church composed of all believers in Christ, irrespective of age, gender, race, culture, or doctrinal/denominational affiliations.
(Gal. 3:26-28, Eph. 4:3-6, Col. 3:11).
We believe in the personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ, and in the resurrection of both believers and unbelievers, believers to a glorified state with Christ, and unbelievers to eternal judgment.
(Jn. 5:28, I Thes. 4:16-17, Tit. 2:13).
YD’s Place in the Greater Body
As a parachurch organization, Youth Dynamics seeks to work “alongside” (Greek: para-) the local church. Youth Dynamics seeks to support and enhance the ministries of the local church, not become a church. YD Staff members sign the above statement of faith, which states commonly held beliefs about the Christian faith. YD is reliant on partnerships with churches of multiple denominations to live out our vision and mission. Therefore, Youth Dynamics does not seek to take stances on controversial tenets of the Christian faith. There may be occasions where leadership believes that taking a stance on a controversial issue is necessary to live out the mission and vision.