I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, being seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come again to judge all.
I believe in the Holy Ghost, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. AMEN.
The Creed of The Evangelist
Evangelism is the mandate for church growth today. Numerical as well as spiritual growth result from evangelism in church ministry. Without evangelism, the church program becomes routine and unproductive.
After self-evaluation, few Christians can be proud of their evangelistic efforts. Although all believers may not have the gift of evangelism, all should be able to witness to their faith in Christ and have a part in the church’s evangelistic effort. When all church members can do this, all who come into contact with the church will be confronted with the gospel message and face a decision concerning their relationship to Christ.
Knowing the content of the Bible simply provides the basis of evangelism. Knowing Christian ethics merely provides guidelines for proper conduct. Neither a knowledge of the word without acceptance of its message nor an ethical life without Christ is Christianity. As a Christian, your ministry of evangelism enables you to relate knowledge to life and open the way to eternal salvation to all with whom you come in contact. It is evangelism which gives balance to your ministry and makes you effective in serving Christ.
With all these things put into effect, we plan to be a healthy evangelistic department not only through Celebration of Praise Ministries, Inc. but throughout the entire world. To do so, we must stick to the proper guidelines instructed for us through by way of the Holy Ghost and The Word of God.