What We Believe

STATEMENT OF FAITH

  1. The whole Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and conduct (II Peter 1:21; II Timothy 3:16).
  2. There is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (II Corinthians 13:14).
  3. Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.
  4. The Holy Spirit is a person and is co-equal with God the Father and the Son; convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment; regenerates and indwells the believers; is their constant guide and teacher; and the enabling power for victorious living and dedicated service (John 16:7,8; Titus 3:5; John 16:13; Acts 1:8).
  5. Man was created in the image of God, that he sinned, and thereby incurred for himself and the whole human race not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God (Romans 5:12; Genesis 1:26, 27).
  6. Sexuality is a gift from God -The marriage relationship has been established by God as a solemn union between a man and a woman (Genesis 2:24; Ephesians 5:31). And in accordance with Scripture, sexual intimacy and sexual activity is appropriate only within the marriage relationship, between husband and wife (I Corinthians 7:2; Hebrews 13:4).
  7. The Lord Jesus Christ died for man’s sins, according to the Scriptures, and all who believe on Him have the forgiveness of sins through His blood (I Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7).
  8. Christ rose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven where He is now the believer’s High Priest and Advocate (I Corinthians 15:4; Hebrews 7:25).  The imminent return of Christ from heaven will be personal and visible and He will judge the living and the dead (Acts 1:11; John 5:28,29).
  9. An individual becomes a child of God by being born again of the Holy Spirit by the Word of God through a personal faith in Jesus Christ (John 1:12,13; Titus 3:5).
  10. The Church, instituted by Christ, consists of all true believers, and the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations is the supreme mission of the Church of this age (I Cor. 12:12,13; Matthew 28:19,20).
  11. The ordinances of the Church are water baptism upon personal confession of faith and the Lord’s Supper in remembrance of Christ (I Corinthians 11:23-26; Romans 6:4).
  12. There will be a bodily resurrection of both the just and the unjust with a state of everlasting blessedness for believers, and a state of eternal punishment for all unbelievers (I Thess. 4:13-18; Rev. 20:11-15).
  13. The Christian life is separated unto God, conforming to the teachings of the Word of God, and dedicated to the service of Christ (Romans 12:1,2).
  14. The events recorded and people named in the Genesis account are historical; that the creation of man was unique; that he was created in the image of God by a special act of divine creation both biological and spiritual, and not from any previously existing forms of life.

MISSION STATEMENT

BELIEF:
We believe:

  • In the living God of the Bible and proclaim that Jesus is the Son of God.
  • That the Bible is the holy inspired Word of God.
  • That salvation comes only through faith in Jesus Christ.

PURPOSE:

Hartland is committed to boldly proclaiming the Living Word. The goal being to produce Christians committed to knowing, living, and sharing a compelling faith.

MISSION:

This will be accomplished through innovative, relevant, high-quality camping experiences for all ages. The goal being to serve groups who are in agreement with Hartland's belief and purpose or where there is, at minimum, an opportunity for pre-evangelism through contact with our staff and/or use of our facilities.