Mission Statement

Young Bible Study – a Fellowship of Genuine Believers in Jesus Christ


Our Mission: To be a fellowship group, a ‘church’ of genuine believers, as the body of Christ united under Christ, to be faithfully ‘in Christ’. We strive to be a source to all people where the Word of God is purely taught and heard, where worship and prayer are heartfelt and genuine, and the sacraments administered according to Christ’s institution. Our vision is to be a family of genuine, faithful believers in Jesus Christ, where the searching and the broken are drawn to the saving light, love, and comfort of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Purpose: The Church’s Purpose is to:

  1. Minister to God: to genuinely worship and give Glory to God from the heart through praise, study, prayer and through the way we live our lives with the goal to bring people to know God – helping to bring them to faith and trust in Jesus Christ.

2. Minister to Believers and Non-Believers: To minister to all people, helping to bring unbelievers to faith in Jesus Christ. Importantly, we continuing to nurture all believers, new and mature, to encourage and help build them up to further maturity in the faith (Col 1:28) with the goal to present to God every Christian ‘mature in Christ.’

3. Minister to the World – through evangelism and mercy:

a. To bring people to saving faith through God’s grace and to help them mature in their faith through knowledge of God’s Word

b. To do the evangelistic work of declaring the Gospel to the world, through teaching, preaching, prayer, worship and including caring for the needy in the Name of the Lord

       4. Purity and Unity of the Church: To work toward and maintain the purity and the unity of the church under our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ we aim to do the following:

a. Purity of the Church :  freedom from wrong doctrine and conduct and striving to do God’s Will for the church – we will do this through being vertically God-Centered in mindset and actions

b. Unity: freedom from divisions among true Christians, striving for unity of all true believers under Christ

To Accomplish our Mission and Purposes to Work for the Purity of the Church :

  1. Teach sound, pure, God-Centered Biblical Doctrine – the Word of God is purely taught and preached. Application to the Christian life is emphasized through teaching, prayer and guidance of the Holy Spirit
  2. Genuine worship
  3. Effective prayer
  4. Effective fellowship
  5. Spiritual power in ministry through members striving to and being filled with the Holy Spirit
  6. Effective witness
  7. Personal holiness of life among members – walk worthy
  8. Growth of the church toward Christian maturity and maintaining purity – remain God-centered
  9. Right use of church discipline (according to Matthew 18:15-17)
  10. Love, trust and genuine faithfulness for the Triune of God – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit

What we Believe:

We believe in the doctrine of the Holy Trinity (three-in-oneness)– The Triune God – God eternally exists as three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each person is fully God, and there is one God.

  1. We believe in eternal equality of each – being but subordinate in role – each member of the Trinity has a distinct role in which they relate to each other and to the creation.

God, the Father, is Sovereign and Creator of all things, who created humanity in His image.

The Son, Jesus Christ, is subordinate to the Father, and the Spirit to the Father and the Son. This subordination does not imply inferiority, but implies distinct personalities and roles in relationship to humanity and to each other. In this way God displays His glory through unity in diversity.

We believe that God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, Jesus Christ, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. We are saved through faith in Christ alone. Christ atoned for our sins through his life and death to earn our salvation. Christ was sent to be the perfect substitutionary atonement for our sins and as a propitiation, the once-for-all sacrifice that bears God’ wrath so God is favorably disposed toward believers who have faith in Christ.

We believe that we are eternally saved by faith in Christ alone. Salvation is from god alone and through our faith in Jesus Christ, being based on God’s Grace alone, not by human merit.

Our salvation and eternal life in fellowship with God is dependent on the individual person believing in Christ. Those who have genuine faith in Christ are truly born again and will be kept by God’s power, persevering in all circumstances and growing as Christians in maturity through faith in Jesus Christ. All those who truly believe are sealed with the promised Holy Spirit and have God’s unchanging promise and guarantee of the inheritance of eternal life.

We believe that humanity was created by God, in His image, to eternally have fellowship and worship Him, but because of Adam and Eve’s rebellion in the Garden of Eden this relationship has been broken. Because of humanity’s sin, we incurred spiritual and physical death and separation from God. Because all humanity has a sinful nature, we deserve to suffer God’s righteous judgment. Because of God’s love, mercy and grace, God has a Plan of Salvation to restore the relationship with us that was destroyed through our sin against Him.

We believe Jesus Christ is God in the flesh sent to earth in God’s Masterplan for our Salvation. Jesus Christ, fully human and fully Divine, Son of God, born of a virgin was sent to dwell among us to reveal to us God’s Word and His Salvation. Through the work of Jesus Christ during His life on earth and through His dying for us on the cross He atoned for our sins. Jesus Christ, the Perfect Lamb of God, has served as our substitutionary sacrifice through the shedding of His blood. He has paid the debt of sin, served as a propitiation for God’s wrath against our sin – for all people who have faith and trust in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, the Messiah. All people with faith in Christ, are justified by His shed blood.

We believe that after Jesus lived the perfect, sinless life on earth, suffered death on the cross, was resurrected on the third day, and after ascending to Heaven sits at the Right Hand of God, the Father to be our High Priest in Heaven. He is the mediator on our behalf before God who hears our prayers and intercedes for us as Christians.

We believe that faithful believers in Jesus Christ are born of and are filled with the Holy Spirit who gives power and strength to do God’s Will.

We believe that as Christians, we should continue to grow in our faith in Jesus Christ through empowerment of the Holy Spirit. We should persevere through all circumstances and live our lives for the Glory of God. We as Christians are called to walk worthy as imagers of God, with Christ being our perfect example. We should ask for and be obedient to the direction of the Holy Spirit who gives us strength and wisdom to trust Christ and empowers us for service to our creator, Father God.

We believe in that Jesus Christ will come to earth again in His Second Coming when He will judge all mankind and receive His faithful followers to Himself as Children of God.

We believe as Children of God we will dwell forever in the presence of the Glory of God and the Son in the New Heaven and New Earth with our Lord as King of kings and Lord of lords.

We believe in the Word of God – the Holy Bible. Through pure teaching, prayer, and study we rely on the Holy Spirit to guide us as we learn God’s Truth and mature in our faith.