Our Beliefs

We believe the sole basis of belief is the Bible, God’s infallible, written Word, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe that it was uniquely, verbally, and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and that it was written without error. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks.

We believe Jesus Christ is God, the living Word, who became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. Hence, He is perfect Deity and true humanity united in one person forever. We believe He lived a sinless life and voluntarily atoned for the sins of men by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone. We believe He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died. We believe He ascended bodily into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man, continually makes intercession for His own.

We believe man was originally created in the image of God. He sinned by disobeying God. Every man is in need of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit. We believe salvation of man is wholly a work of God’s free grace and is not the work, in whole or in part, of human works or goodness or religious ceremony. God imputes His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, and thereby justified them in His sight. We believe it is the privilege of all who are born again of the Spirit to be assured of their salvation from the very moment in which they trust Christ as their Savior. This assurance is not based upon any kind of human merit, but is produced by the witness of the Holy Spirit, who confirms in the believer the testimony of God in His written Word.

We believe the Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to men. He continually indwells believers from the moment of spiritual birth and seals them until the day of redemption. The fullness, power, and control of the Spirit are appropriated as believers yield their lives by faith to His desires.

We believe Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, His Body, which is composed of all men, living and dead, who have been joined to Him through saving faith. God admonishes His people to assemble together regularly for worship, for participation in ordinances, for edification through the Scriptures, and for mutual encouragement.

We believe at physical death the believer enters immediately into eternal, conscious fellowship with the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting glory and blessing. At physical death, the unbeliever enters immediately into eternal, conscious separation from the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting judgment and condemnation.

We believe Jesus Christ will come again to the earth – personally, visibly, and bodily – to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.

We believe it is the call of the Lord Jesus Christ for all believers to love God through a personal relationship with Him, to love others by proclaiming the gospel throughout the world, and to disciple men of every nation. The ministry of Woodlands Camp & Conference Center is committed to this call by pursuing the priorities of:

Worship: glorifying God through public praise and personal lifestyle
Discipleship: initiating and developing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
Workmanship: equipping lives to effectively serve Christ and minister in this world
Leadership: launching ministers to guide present and future generations