While we, the members of West Fresno Ministerial Alliance (WFMA), recognize that any statement of doctrine is incomplete at best, the following points summarize both our understanding of the Bible’s overall teachings and our commitment to a historic understanding of Christian Faith. Though brief and generic, this statement of faith provides a guide for how we operate as a ministerial association and serves as a framework for the ministries we perform and endorse.

  • We believe the Bible to be the Word of God: inspired, authoritative and infallible in its purpose.
  • We believe in one God, who exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that God the Father is an infinite personal spirit who is perfect in goodness, wisdom, power and love. We believe he concerns himself mercifully in human affairs.
  • We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ: his deity, virgin birth, perfect life, teachings and wondrous works. We believe in his vicarious and atoning death on the cross, in his bodily resurrection, in his ascension into heaven and in his future return as Lord of lords.
  • We believe that the human race is separated from God due to sin. We believe that individuals may be reconciled to God through faith in Jesus Christ.
  • We believe that God created people to glorify God in attitudes, thoughts, words and actions. We further believe that the ultimate meaning of life is to enjoy God and serve him in the lives of others.
  • We believe in the ongoing ministry of God the Holy Spirit, through whom individuals are regenerated as God’s children, enabled to live for God and to impact the world.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of the Church, which is made up of all who put their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, including people from diverse ethnic, cultural and language backgrounds. We believe the Church is called to promote the gospel and represent Christ’s Kingdom locally and globally.
  • We believe in the imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the resurrection of the dead: some to eternal separation from God and others to eternal life.

 

For these reasons, members of the WFMA at all levels are required to sign an acknowledgement of agreement with the WFMA Statement of Faith.