Our Statement of Faith is a core principle on which we operate. It influences how we view the Bible and it’s relevance today.
As a Christian based youth ministry, we have a Statement of Faith which reflects our beliefs and convictions. These have been developed from our understanding of the Bible and the message it conveys. Where a dispute arises we always refer back to the Bible which is the Word of God. The Bible is ultimately the foundation on which we make our decisions.
1 – We believe in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit as three separate identities. They operate in unity with God the Father at the head.
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever – the Spirit of truth. John 14:16/17
2 – We believe that salvation is through Christ who spilled His blood for us. As such, salvation requires nothing more than believing and being baptised
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. Mark 16:16
3 – We believe that as creations of God we are born innocent and sin-free. It is through our choices that we become sinful. But we are able to be born again, sin-free, through Jesus which allows us to choose a new path.
But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple courts, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant. “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him. “Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read, “ ‘From the lips of children and infants you, Lord, have called forth your praise’?” Matthew 21:15/16 read more…
4 – We believe in the family of Christ being broad and encompassing all denominations. We believe that an acceptance of and fellowship with other denominations is a sign of spiritual maturity. It demonstrates acceptance that God, not humans, is the head of His church.
Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly – mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans? For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not mere human beings? 1 Corinthians 3:1/4
5 – We believe that we are saved through grace. However, doing good works is an essential part of a life in Christ. We believe that doing good works is part of the life that God has destined for us.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10
6 – We believe we live in a fallen world and the Earth is the domain of Satan. But we have been set apart from the world through Jesus Christ. We believe regular fellowship, both formal and informal, is important in the life of a believer as it builds strength and resilience.
And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24/25
7 – We believe in a fair and just God, it is not for us to judge or condemn others. Choosing Christ is a willing decision and can not be forced on someone through law or pressure to conform. Only God is able to judge people which He will do on the Day of Judgement.
Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you—who are you to judge your neighbour? James 4:11/12
8 – We believe that what we say will impact people’s lives and is an outward demonstration of what is on our hearts. Our words seek to be an expression of our love for Christ.
For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words, you will be condemned. Matthew 12:34/37
9 – We believe in the Day of Judgement that will follow the 2nd Coming of Christ. On that day we will stand before God to be made accountable for our actions.
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil. 2 Corinthians 5:10
Raising Noise Mission Statement.
Through music and outdoor activities, the aim of Raising Noise is to develop the skills and faith of young people between the ages of 10 and 18. As a church, we are unashamedly geared towards young people. As adults, we are mature enough to look after and develop our own Spiritual life. Consequently, we have a responsibility to young people to guide them and develop their spiritual resilience.
Using activities which challenge and, additionally, giving responsibilities to young members our aim is to encourage the members to become strong, independent and secure adults. Ultimately helping them to make life choices that are biblical and based on a confident and bold knowledge of the Word of God.