Values

Statement of Faith and Ethos

Statement of Faith

As a member of the Evangelical Alliance we subscribe to their statement of faith but have summarised our convictions below:

From God's Word, the Bible, we believe that everyone is created in God's image yet needs the life, death and resurrection of Jesus to bring freedom from sin and the fullness of a Spirit-filled life - worshipping and ministering in anticipation of Christ's return.

 

Ethos

The mission of the church to "...go and make disciples..." demands that the people of God live holy, distinctive lives. This is not an easy calling and contemporary culture poses major challenges for discipleship. For this reason Exodus takes a clear line on a number of difficult issues:

  1. We support abstinence from alcohol, tobacco and narcotic substances as a healthy lifeltyle alternative. We ask staff and team leaders to support this by taking a position of total abstinence from alcohol while they are involved.
  2. We believe that poor choices in entertainment, television viewing and internet use offend a holy God and have a negative impact our Christian growth, our families and communities.  We encourage young people to make positive entertainment choices and ask team leaders to choose carefully the venues they visit for entertainment and to avoid places that would conflict with the ethos of Exodus or have a negative impact on those they disciple.
  3. We are committed to a Biblical view on sexuality, namely that sexual intimacy is only to be expressed within marriage and between a man and a woman and expect all staff and leaders to support this position.