Our Beliefs

We exist to see the Gospel of the Kingdom proclaimed by the local church in communities of poverty.

Our Core Values

(Our social contract with each other)

  • Trust (Matthew 22:37-40). We trust God, our leaders, and one another. Because of this, we relate to one another with confidence and integrity. Staff collaborate for the sake of the mission.
  • Calling (1 Peter 4:10). We affirm God’s calling of every staff member. We are each uniquely gifted to contribute towards the mission. We use our gifts to the best of our ability to accomplish our shared vision together.
  • Innovation (Isaiah 43:18-19). We believe God is doing a new thing in the city. We take risks and fail forward together. Everything we do is for maximum growth and  impact.
  • All People (Galatians 3:28). We hold that every person and all ethnic groups are made in God’s image. We affirm the Spirit’s freedom to call both women and men   in leadership. Our desire is to create a diverse staff community.
  • Team (Romans 12:4-5). We achieve results together, by God’s grace. We walk in humility and mutual respect. In all things, we embrace robust dialogue and   accountability.
We consider our Core Values to be our social contract with each other at World Impact.

Our Statement of Faith

There is one living and true God, infinitely perfect in glory, wisdom, holiness, justice, power, and love, one in His essence but eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God sovereignly created the world out of nothing, so that His creation, while wholly dependent upon Him, neither comprises part of God, nor conditions His essential perfection (Genesis 1:2; Matthew 28:19,20).
The books which form the canon of the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God, inerrant in the original writings, the only infallible rule of faith and practice (II Timothy 3:16).
God created humankind in His own image, in a state of original righteousness, from which man subsequently fell by a voluntary revolt, and consequently is guilty, inherently corrupt, and subject to divine wrath.
Jesus Christ, the eternal Son, became man without ceasing to be God, uniting to His divine nature a true human nature in His incarnation, and so continues to be both God and man, in two distinct natures and one person, forever. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, exhibited His deity by manifold miracles, fulfilled the requirements of the Law by His sinless life, shed His blood as a vicarious and propitiatory atonement for man’s sin, was resurrected from the dead in the same body, and is now glorified. He ascended into heaven and now intercedes in glory for His redeemed as our greatest high priest and advocate, and as the Head of the Church and Lord of the individual believer (Matthew 1:20,21; John 1:1–14; Romans 3:21–26; 5:6–11; I Peter 3:18; I John 2:1,2; Luke 24; Acts 1:9; Hebrews 8).
The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, through the ministry of regeneration, sanctification, applied salvation, and places believers into the Church, guides and comforts God’s children, indwells, directs, gifts, and empowers the Church in godly living and service in order to fulfill the great commission, and seals and keeps the believer until Christ returns (John 16:1–33; I Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 1:13,14).
Every person, regardless of race or rank, who receives the Lord Jesus Christ by faith is born into the family of God and receives eternal life. This occurs solely because of the grace of God and has no ground in human merit.
The Holy Church is the one institution specifically ordained of God to function in the furthering of the Kingdom until Christ comes again. It consists of all those regenerated by the Spirit of God, in mystical union and communion both with Christ, the head of the Body, and with fellow believers. Neighborhood congregations are the local manifestation of the Church universal. In obedience to the command of Christ, these congregations preach the word of God, equip God’s people for the work of ministry, and administer the Lord’s Supper and Baptism.
The Lord Jesus Christ will return bodily, visibly, and personally to receive His own, to conform believers to His own image, and to establish His millennial kingdom. He will judge the quick and the dead and will effect a final separation of the redeemed and the lost, assigning unbelievers to eternal punishment and believers to eternal glory, enjoying conscious fellowship with Him (I Thessalonians 4:13–18; I Corinthians 15:50–58; Revelation 20:4–6).
Humankind's chief end in life is to honor and glorify Almighty God. Personal salvation is a means to this end.