"And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature..." — 1st Corinthians 2:1-6 NKJV)

Essential Beliefs: The truth Battle Focused Ministries accepts as indispensable.

The Scriptures

  • We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible, and God-breathed.
    2nd Timothy 3:16, 17; 2nd Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12, 13


  • We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – co-eternal in being and nature, co-equal in power and glory, having the same attributes and perfections.
    Deuteronomy 6:4; 2nd Corinthians 13:14; Matthew 28:19


  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God and became man without ceasing to be God – conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary – that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man.
    John 1:1–2, 14; Luke 1:35
  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead.
    1st Corinthians15:3-4; Romans 3:24; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1st Peter 1:3–5
  • We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord Jesus Christ; that He ascended into heaven; and is now exalted at the right hand of God where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry as Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate.
    John 5:28-29; Matthew 28:6-7; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 9:24; Romans 8:34; Acts 1:9-10; 1st John 2:1–2
  • We believe in the imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ to gather His Church unto Him and to judge the living and the dead.
    John 14:1-3; 2nd Timothy 4:1; 1st Peter 4:5; 1st Thessalonians 4:14-18; Revelation 22:12, 20

Holy Spirit

  • We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption.
    John 16:8–11; 2nd Corinthians 3:6; Romans 8:9; 1st Corinthians 12:12–14; Ephesians 5:18


  • We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that through Adam’s sin humanity fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; man is totally depraved and of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.
    Genesis 1:26, 27; Romans 3:22, 23; 5:12; Ephesians 2:1–3, 12
  • We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. All who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
    Ephesians 2:8–10; John 1:12-13; Ephesians 1:7; 1st Peter 1:18–19
  • We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever.
    John 6:37–40; 10:27–30; 1 Peter 1:5; Romans 8:1, 38, 39; 1st Corinthians 1:4–8


  • We believe that the church, a covenant family of all born-again persons, is the body of Christ.
    Ephesians 1:22-23, 4:12-14, 5:25–27;1st Corinthians 12:12–14; 2nd Corinthians 11:2
  • We believe in the establishment, continuance, and autonomy of local churches.
    Acts 14:27; 18:22; 20:17; Acts 13:1–4; 15:19–31; 20:28; Titus 1:5–11; 1st Timothy 3:1–3; Romans 16:1,4; 1st Corinthians 3:9, 16;1st Corinthians 5:4; 1st Peter 5:1–4
  • We recognize believer’s baptism and the Lord’s Supper as the churches’ scriptural means of testimony.
    Matthew 28:19, 20; Acts 2:41, 42; Acts 18:8; 1 Corinthians 11:23–26
  • Worship We believe the Biblical revelation that we are designed and created for the one ultimate purpose of worshiping God – individually and corporately glorifying Him in all of life, enjoying Him in all that He enjoys.
    Romans 12:1-2; 1st Peter 2:5; Hebrews 10:21-22; Hebrews 13:15; Psalm 69:3-31; 1st Timothy 6:17; Revelation 4:11