This conference shall be non-sectarian in character, and its members shall whole-heartedly accept and adhere to the “Working Principles” that have been adopted by the Board of Officers and Managers of InFaith, which read as follows:
We stand for and emphasize the foundation truths held in common by evangelical Christians. These we teach from the Bible, in which we find the supreme revelation of God’s character and will, and of His plan of salvation and Christian training, which we seek to make plain to all, while especially adapting it to the needs of children and young people. We find this revelation to have been progressive throughout Bible history, culminating in Jesus Christ and in His apostles. We find this revelation, also, attested by super-natural works of divine power, judgment, and grace, which God wrought through prophets and apostles, but pre-eminently through his Son. We find it our special joy to teach Christ—His eternal deity, His true humanity, His sinless holiness, and His perfect oneness with the Father. We emphasize His matchless teaching, His deeds of mercy, His atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His intercession for believers, and His coming triumph. We emphasize, also, the nature and consequences of sin, and the need and work of the Holy Spirit in regeneration, in guidance into the fuller experience of truth which God is ever granting to those who diligently seek Him, and in promoting spiritual life and power for service. As a Fellowship organization, preparing the way for all evangelical denominations, we refrain from controversial discussion of doctrines which are less essential and on which evangelical Christians hold varying views. We aim to present only constructive truth. We have no place for critical attacks or for doubts and uncertainties.”
In keeping with these working principles, and in order to assure that all rental groups are in agreement with our basic beliefs, this conference and its members shall whole-heartedly accept and adhere to the Statement of Beliefs that has been adopted by the Board of Officers and Managers of InFaith:
InFaith is built upon the Word of God and our personal faith in Jesus Christ. We hold to the great foundational truths of the historic Christian faith held in common by like-minded evangelical Christians with whom we share both fellowship and the mission mandate:
We believe that there is one God, Creator, and Sustainer of the universe, existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God, is inerrant in the original manuscripts, and is uniquely infallible, being our only authority for faith and practice. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitutionary sacrifice upon the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His victory over sin and His enemy Satan, in His present exaltation at His Father’s right hand, and in His personal return, at any time, in power and great glory. We believe in the fall and the lost condition of man, whose total depravity requires that he be regenerated by the Holy Spirit for his salvation. We believe that salvation consists of the forgiveness of sins, the imputation of Christ’s righteousness, and the gift of eternal life, received by grace through faith alone, entirely apart from works. We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life, and by whom the Church, the Body of Christ, is gifted and equipped to serve and glorify God. We believe in the bodily resurrection of all mankind: those who have trusted in Christ, the ultimate Judge, will receive everlasting life and blessedness in heaven; those who have not will receive everlasting punishment and separation from the presence of God. We believe that Christ has commanded His Church to preach the gospel to all people, and that this mandate should be a primary concern of all Christians.