The ministry of Unleashed is grounded in Christian Scripture, inspired by a Trinitarian approach to the spiritual life, and augmented by the diversity of our Christian heritage. The Apostles’ Creed functions as the cornerstone of this faith.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, the Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and was born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
The Bible consists of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired word of God and truthful in all that it affirms. The Word of God is living and active and transforms us as we sit under its teaching and ministry (Hebrews 4:12). It is the final authority for Christian faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:15 – 17, 2 Peter 1:19 – 21)
There is one true God who eternally exists as three persons: The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. Distinct in relationship, the three persons of the trinity are fully God and are one in essence, deity, purpose, power, wisdom, and goodness. God has revealed Himself to be the infinite personal Creator, Source, Sustainer, and Sovereign of all creation. He is just and holy, merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. (Genesis 1:26, Deuteronomy 6:4, Mark 1:9-11)
Jesus Christ is God’s eternal Son. Being both fully God and fully man; He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died as an atoning sacrifice for the sins of all mankind, rose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven to prepare a place for believers and to intercede on their behalf. (Matthew 1:18-23, 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, Acts 1:9-11)
The Holy Spirit persuades us to repent of our sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord. He lives in us, teaches us, equips us with spiritual gifts for effective ministry and empowers us to live, grow, and serve in obedience to God. (John 16:8-10, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 12:4-9)
Mankind was originally created in God’s image as innocent, morally free and responsible to choose between good and evil, right and wrong. After being tempted by Satan, he chose to sin and rebel against God. As a result of this fallen condition, God’s image has been corrupted and all men and women are born separated from God and in need of salvation. Through personal repentance and faith in Jesus Christ’s finished work on the cross, we are forgiven our sins, reborn by the Holy Spirit and restored into fellowship with God. (Genesis 1:26, Genesis 3:9-13, Romans 5:8-12)
The believer seeks not the gifts themselves, but the character and power of the Holy Spirit as the evidence of the Holy Spirit’s fullness. Jesus said that we were to do and teach everything He did. He even said, “greater” works would follow His disciples. Since believers have the Spirit of God and are filled with the Holy Spirit, we are to demonstrate the King’s heart and His Kingdom here on earth. The Holy Spirit endows every believer with natural abilities for service and ministry. These are a trust to be used in ways that glorify God. To use God-given abilities well is to nurture personal growth. The Holy Spirit also distributes, as He wills, spiritual gifts of speech and service for the common good and the building of the church (1 Corinthians 12:7-11; 1 Peter 4:10-11). Spiritual gifts are to be exercised under the lordship of Christ with His love and compassion, and are not to be the cause of division in the church. Therefore, everything is to be motivated first and foremost by love. Signs, wonders, miracles, healing, deliverance, and prophecy are the norm as we follow Jesus, worship Him, and become more whole.