Statement of Faith

We Believe:

  • The Bible is the infallible, holy, inspired Word of God; the supreme and final authority.
  • Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary. He led a sinless life, took all our sins on Himself, died and rose again, and is seated at the right hand of the Father as our mediator and advocate.
  • All people everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God. We need to believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead, and confess with our mouths that Jesus Christ is our Lord, so that we may be saved.
  • Jesus Christ is coming soon.
  • We are to live holy lives, caring for others.
  • Every means of communication available to us will be used to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ throughout the world.

EFM Beliefs on Family and Marriage:

  • The Bible contains the blueprints for building solid marriage and family relationships.
  • Marriage is the union of one man and one woman for life as directed by God in His Word: “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and cleave unto his wife; and they shall become one flesh.” (Gen. 2:24)
  • Marriage is the foundation of family life.
  • Sex is given by God as an expression of love to be shared and enjoyed exclusively between a husband and wife.
  • Children are a gift from God, and thrive best in a home where both mother and father are committed to raising them with love, intention, and care.
  • Parents should aspire to model for their children how to humbly follow the teachings and Spirit of Jesus at home and in the community.