A Ray of Hope Ministries Christian Center is committed to the Great Commission of teaching and making disciples of all nations. We stand on our Biblical mandate of evangelization and the teaching and equipping of men and women called into Gospel ministry and other Christian service, to serve with excellence in their specific field, such as: apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers, ministers, missionaries, church administrators, other Christian leaders and church workers, Christian counselors and Christian educators. We seek to reach leaders and workers in the Church of Jesus Christ around the world; teaching and equipping them for effective Christian service is our vision.
The mission of A Ray of Hope Ministries Christian Center Inc. is to help domestic or foreign churches and ministries fulfill their Biblical mission in the Discipleship, Training and Equipping of Christian leaders and workers for effective ministry. Domestic or foreign churches may become affiliated with A Ray of Hope Ministries Christian Center Inc. under their structure and legal umbrella and 501 (c)(3) group tax-exempt status as a church or ministry.
A Ray of Hope Ministries Christian Center is a Bible based ministry, Christ centered church for the purpose of teaching, training and equipping Christian leaders and workers for effective ministry work worldwide. A Ray of Hope Ministries Christian Center is a Full Gospel Church and Ministry, and All-Inclusive ministry open to all Christian denominations, Fellowships, Christian leaders and workers, and all born again believers in Christ.
WHAT WE BELIEVE:
We believe in the Scripture of the Old and the New Testaments as verbally inspired of God and inert in the various messages of which they speak, have been created, together with the law and and properties with which they have been condoned and that God in His sovereign rule of the universe, works out His purpose through the laws of nature by miraculous power.
We believe in one God.
CREATION AND FALL:
We believe that the universe with all that is in it was created in the beginning by the Word of God that man's body was made by a creative act of God; that the first man Adam, fell from his original state of innocence, became corrupt in nature, and came under the condemnation and the sentence of death; because of the unity of the race in Adam, its natural head all men have come under the same consequence of sin.
We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and is truly God, born of the Virgin Mary, and its true man who shed his blood for the sins of all men as a substitutionary sacrifice; the He arose in very body, though glorified in which He had been crucified; that He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the God; and that He now appears in the presence of God on behalf of His people.
We believe that the Lord by the Word of His power upholds all things that have been created, together, with the laws and properties with which they have been endowed, and that God in His sovereign rule of the universe, works out His purpose through laws of nature and by miraculous power.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is Divine: a spirit that inspired men to write the Scriptures; that convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment and regenerates those who believe, places them into the body of Christ, and dwells in them; that as Christ's representative on earth calls out people from Jews and Gentiles and makes them "one new man" and calls men and women to God's service.
We believe that through faith in the crucified and risen Christ, man is justified, regenerated and give position of a child in the family of God; and there is but one way of salvation that is, through faith in Christ, and that those who have been born of the Spirit of God never Perish.
We believe that the church is the company of all those who have been born of the Spirit of God and baptized into the body of Christ, and temple of the Holy SPirit; and the Bride of Christ, and during this dispensation all regenerated Jews and Gentiles are unified in one church in Christ and someday Christ will present this church to Himself without blemish.
We believe that the local church is an autonomous body of baptized believers united upon profession of faith having two officers (Pastors and Deacons) and observing two ordinances (Baptism and the Lord's Supper). The local church functions in five offices (Apostle, Prophets, Evangelist, Pastors and Teachers), to purify, edify, and occupy itself with prayer and fellowship, and to endeavor to reach men and women for Christ at home and abroad.
We believe that the fallen angel known as Satan was originally perfected in his way, that he fell and drew with him a large number of angels; that he together with his angels and demons, is active in opposition to God and His work; that Satan and his emissaries were defeated at the cross of Christ; that they will be bound for a thousand years at the return of Christ to the earth and that ultimately they will be cast into the lake of fire where they will be punished eternally.
We believe in the personal pre-millennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the resurrection of all those who have fallen asleep in Him; that He will reign over Israel and the Gentile nations on earth during the millennium, after which the wicked dead along with Satan and his emissaries, will be cast into the lake of fire where they will be punished eternally.