Eddie & Beth Taylor
CO-FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
Ray & Sabrina Owens
Rodney & Renee Thrift
LEAD TEAM MEMBERS
Jeremy & Greta Owens
SUMMIT TRAINING CENTER
CO-FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
LEAD TEAM MEMBERS
SUMMIT TRAINING CENTER
Holy Bible: The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the
final authority for determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, the Bible is inspired,
infallible and inerrant (see Prov. 30:5; Rom. 16:25,26; 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20,21).
Trinity: There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son (Jesus) and Holy
Spirit. These three are co-equal and co-eternal (see Gen. 1:26; Isa. 9:6; Matt. 3:16,17; 28:19;
Luke 1:35; Heb. 3:7-11; 1 John 5:7).
Jesus Christ: Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus
was 100 percent God and 100 percent man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life.
He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for humankind
and, thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the
third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return
again in power and glory (see Isa. 9:6; John 1:1,14; 20:28; Phil. 2:5,6; 1 Tim. 2:5; 3:16).
Virgin Birth: Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit (the third
person of the Trinity) in the virgin Mary’s womb; therefore, He is the Son of God (see Isa. 7:14;
Matt. 1:18,23-25; Luke 1:27-35).
Redemption: Humanity was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression, it fell.
Humanity’s only hope for redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (see Gen. 1:26-31;
3:1-7; Rom. 5:12-21).
Regeneration: For anyone to know God, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential
(see John 6:44,65, Matthew 19:28; Titus 3:5).
Salvation: We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ: His death, burial and
resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human effort
(see Rom. 10:9,10; Acts 16:31; Gal. 2:16; 3:8; Eph. 2:8,9; Titus 3:5; Heb. 9:22).
Repentance: Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives
and to follow Christ, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the
Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation
(see Acts 2:21; 3:19; 1 John 1:9).
Sanctification: Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in
order to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. It is through the present ministry
of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (see Rom.
8:29; 12:1,2; 2 Cor. 3:18; 6:14-18; 1 Thess. 4:3; 5:23; 2 Thess. 2:1-3; Heb. 2:11).
Jesus’ Blood: The blood that Jesus Christ shed on the cross of Calvary was sinless and is 100
percent sufficient to cleanse humankind from all sin. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for
both our sinfulness and our sins, enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of
sin, which is death (see John 1:29; Rom. 3:10-12,23; 5:9; Col. 1:20; 1 John 1:7; Rev. 1:5; 5:9).
Jesus Christ Indwells All Believers: Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus
Christ to come and live inside them by His Holy Spirit. They relinquish the authority of their lives
over to Him, thus making Jesus the Lord of their lives as well as Savior. They put their trust in
what Jesus accomplished for them when He died, was buried and rose again from the dead
(see John 1:12; 14:17,23; 15:4; Rom. 8:11; Rev. 3:20).
Baptism in the Holy Spirit: Given at Pentecost, the baptism in the Holy Spirit is the promise of
the Father. It was sent by Jesus after His Ascension to empower the Church to preach the
gospel throughout the whole earth (see Joel 2:28,29; Matt. 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5;
2:1-4,17,38,39; 8:14-17; 10:38,44-47; 11:15-17; 19:1-6).
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to
build and sanctify the Church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection and confirm the power
of the gospel. The lists of these gifts in the Bible are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts
may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the
manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the
Scriptures and should never be used in violation of biblical parameters (see Rom. 1:11; 12:4-8;
1 Cor. 12:1-31; 14:1-40; Eph. 4:16; 1 Tim. 4:14; 2 Tim. 1:5-16; Heb. 2:4; 1 Pet. 4:10).
The Church: The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with
divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus’ Great Commission. Every person born of the
Spirit is an integral part of the Church as a member of the Body of believers. There is a spiritual
unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (see John 17:11,20-23; Eph. 1:22; 2:19-22; Heb.
12:23, Matthew 28:18-20).
Women and Ministry: We value the giftedness and leadership of all people. Because men and
women were created as equals and because differences like race and gender have been
eliminated through Christ, there is no need for specific structure regarding how the sexes relate
to one another and in the church. Practically speaking, this means either a man or a woman
can be a credentialed minister. (see Genesis 1:27, Galatians 3:28, Romans 16:7)
Children and Students: We value the giftedness and contribution of all saints regardless of
age. We believe that the Holy Spirit can save, fill, and use all for His Kingdom purposes. (See
Jeremiah 1:5, 1 Timothy 4:12)
Water Baptism: Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the
Word of God to be baptized in water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy
Spirit (see Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:38).
The Lord’s Supper: A unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of
bread and grape juice (the body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance
of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. (See Matt. 26:26-29; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12,36-38; 10:47,48; 1
Cor. 10:16; 11:23-26).
Healing of the Sick: Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus, and
included in the commission of Jesus to His disciples. It is given as a sign that is to follow
believers. It is also a part of Jesus’ work on the cross and one of the gifts of the Spirit (see Ps. 103:2,3; Isa. 53:5; Matt. 8:16,17; Mark 16:17,18; Acts 8:6,7; Rom. 11:29; 1 Cor. 12:9,28; Jas.
God’s Will for Provision: It is the Father’s will for believers to become whole, healthy and
successful in all areas of life. But because of the fall, many may not receive the full benefits of
God’s will while on earth. That fact, though, should never prevent all believers from seeking the
full benefits of Christ’s provision in order to serve others.
■ Spiritual (see John 3:3-11; Rom. 10:9,10; 2 Cor. 5:17-21).
■ Mental and emotional (see Isa. 26:3; Rom. 12:2; Phil. 4:7,8; 2 Tim. 1:7; 2:11).
■ Physical (see Isa. 53:4,5; Matt. 8:17; 1 Pet. 2:24).
■ Financial (see Deut. 28:1-14; Josh. 1:8; Ps. 34:10; 84:11; Mal. 3:10,11; Luke 6:38; 2 Cor. 9:6-10; Phil. 4:19)
Resurrection: Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three
days after His death on the cross. As a result, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected—
they that are saved to the resurrection of life, and they that are lost to the resurrection of eternal
damnation (see Luke 24:16,36,39; John 2:19-21; 20:26-28; 21:4; Acts 24:15; 1 Cor. 15:42,44;
Phil. 1:21-23; 3:21).
Heaven: Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the gospel of Jesus Christ (see
Matt. 5:3,12,20; 6:20; 19:21; 25:34; John 17:24; 2 Cor. 5:1; Heb. 11:16; 1 Pet. 1:4).
Hell: After living one life on earth, the unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to hell where
they will be eternally tormented with the devil and the fallen angels (see Matt. 25:41; Mark
9:43-48; Heb. 9:27; Rev. 14:9-11; 20:12-15; 21:8).
Second Coming: Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to
establish His kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures (see Matt. 24:30;
26:63,64; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thess. 4:15-17; 2 Thess. 1:7,8; Rev. 1:7).