The following is the official Affirmation of Faith of Indian Trail Church and represents the core of orthodox Christian doctrine from a biblical and historical perspective. We realize that there is much diversity of interpretation of specific doctrines of the Christian faith, yet believe that the following are vital for the life of the local church. These teachings must be affirmed by all those who wish to engage in fellowship and ministry as Members of ITC.
- We affirm the inspiration, inerrancy and authority of the Holy Scriptures, comprised of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21).
- We affirm that there is one God who is eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19).
- We affirm that all people are sinners in need of the gracious salvation provided by God in Jesus Christ (Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12).
- We affirm the full deity and humanity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, atoning substitutionary death, bodily resurrection from the dead, physical ascension to the right hand of the Father, and personal bodily return in triumph and glory (John 1:1; John 1:14; Luke 1:34-35; Hebrews 4:15; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:24; Romans 3:25-26; 1 Corinthians 15:4-8; 1 Peter 3:22; Acts 1:9-11; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8).
- We affirm that salvation is given by the grace of God to all who repent and place their faith in the atoning work of Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9; Luke 24:47; Romans 3:25-26).
- We affirm the deity and personality of the Holy Spirit, and His present work in the lives of all believers (Matthew 28:19; Ephesians 4:30; Galatians 5:22-23).
- We affirm that the church is the global community of all who have trusted in Christ for salvation, and is expressed by individual local congregations (Ephesians 4:4-6; 1 Timothy 3:15; Titus 1:5).
- We affirm the resurrection of both the saved and lost; the saved to everlasting life, and the lost to everlasting destruction (Daniel 12:2; John 5:29; 1 Corinthians 15:42-44; Matthew 25:46).
While the preceding convictions function as the official Affirmation of Faith at ITC, there are many secondary beliefs to which the pastoral staff at ITC is committed. Complete agreement with these secondary doctrines is not necessary for ITC Membership, but it should be known that the preaching, teaching & counseling of Indian Trail Church will be in accordance with these convictions, which are articulated in the Pastoral Leadership Affirmation of Faith. It is the responsibility of each member to pursue unity and avoid any divisiveness in reference to these theological convictions (Ephesians 4:1-3).