Statement of Faith

camp_photo21SPIRITUAL STANDARD

All Cedarbrook Camp Southern California board and staff members serving in any capacity shall be those who are committed to Christ and His service, and seek to manifest the kind of life expressed in Romans 12:10-12.

“Be devoted to one another with brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.”

We believe:      

  • In one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (John 14: 16-17, Matthew 28:19);
  • Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin and is wholly God and wholly Man (Matthew 1: 18-23);
  • The Scriptures of Old and New Testaments to be verbally inspired by God, inerrant in the original writings and of supreme and final authority in faith and life (2 Peter 1:20-21, 2 Timothy 3:16-17);
  • We were created in the image of God; that we have sinned, incurring both physical and spiritual death; and that all humans are born in sin and this sinful nature is the origin of all sinful acts in thought, word and deed (Genesis 1:26; Romans 5:12; Isaiah 59:2; Romans 6:23; Romans 3:23)
  • The Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; that all who believe in Him are justified by His shed blood (Romans 8:9);
  • All who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby become children of God (John 1:12, Romans 8:9);
  • In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit: illuminating, regenerating, indwelling and sanctifying the believer. (Romans 8:14-16, John 16:13, 2 Thessalonians 2:13)
  • In the bodily resurrection of Christ and His ascension to Heaven and in His present work as High Priest and Advocate (1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Hebrews 4:14-16);
  • In the personal return of Jesus Christ in power and glory (Acts 1:11, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17);
  • In the bodily resurrection of the just to everlasting life, and the unjust to everlasting punishment (John 3:36, Acts 24:15, Revelation 20:15, Romans 6:23).

 UNIFYING DENOMINATIONAL DIFFERENCES

Cedarbrook Camp Southern California serves many denominations and individual churches and has purposely limited its doctrinal statement to the basic tenets of the faith. All volunteers will be required to read and sign an agreement to abide by this Statement of Faith

Since many denominational groups are involved in the Cedarbrook Camp programs, staff members are asked not to promote or practice denominational distinctives which are not found in the Cedarbrook Camp Statement of Faith. We encourage the unity we find through the Holy Spirit by adhering to the basic beliefs we hold in common.

 

OUR CORE VALUES

At Cedarbrook Camp we believe in:
• A personal relationship with Jesus Christ that affects every phase of a persons life.
• A commitment to quality and integrity that honors God.
• A natural rustic camp site that enables each camper and staff to experience God’s creation.
• A low camper to staff ratio that facilitates and encourages the development of interpersonal relationships.
• Programming that promotes growth through safe non-competitive, skill-based activities.
• Promotion of child like wonder, delight, laughter and fun that allows each camper and staff to experience the joy of knowing Christ on a personal level.

 

Printable version of Statement of Faith:

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