Our Indepth Doctrinal Statement
This is a nondenominational ministry with a genuine love for the Body of Christ regardless of denominational differences. We exist to serve and encourage all who have a sincere desire to know and follow the Lord Jesus Christ. The fundamental beliefs of this ministry are reflected in the following statements of faith.
(A) We believe in the inspiration of the Holy Bible, which is comprised of the 66 books of the Old & New Testaments as originally given, not including the Apocrypha. The Scriptures are without error and the sole and final authority for all matters of faith and conduct. (II Timothy 3:16, I Corinthians 2:13, II Peter 1:21).
(B) We believe in the Eternal God, who has revealed Himself as One God existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, distinguishable but indivisible (Matthew 28:19, II Corinthians 13:14, 1 Peter 1:2, John 14:26).
(D) We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, totally God and totally Man (Luke 1:26-35, John 1:14-18, Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, Phil. 2:6, Rom. 9:5, Col. 2:9).
(E) We believe the Lord Jesus Christ gave His life on the cross as a sacrifice for our sin, was buried, and rose again bodily the third day, and personally appeared to His disciples (ICorinthians 15:1-4, Romans 4:25).
(G) We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect and complete work of Jesus on the Cross by which we obtain total forgiveness of sin. (Ephesians 2:8-9, Hebrews 9:12, 22, Romans 5:11).
(H) We believe that water baptism and communion are open only to those who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior. These ordinances are observed in obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ as acts of love and devotion and are not considered to be necessary for salvation (Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:34-36, 19:1-6, I Corinthians 11:17-28).
(I) We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ, and that He is our abiding helper, teacher, and guide. We believe in the present day ministry of the Holy Spirit as recorded throughout the New Testament, including the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Holy Spirit in the church (Romans 8:9, I Corinthians 6:19, 12,14).
(K) We believe Christians should live life in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord, their reputation, or the church. There should be a rejection of, and turning from sinful pleasures and practices (Romans 12: 1-2, Ephesians 5:18, II Corinthians 6:14, 7:1, I John 2:15-17, II John 9-11).
(L) We believe in the reality and personality of Satan and that he is the declared enemy of God and man. We further believe that while a Christian can be tempted by Satan, a Christian cannot be demon possessed (Matthew 25:41, II Corinthians 6:14-18, 7:1).
(N) We believe there is one universal Church, made up of genuine believers, and this one universal Church is also composed of many local churches. These churches are under the leadership of the Lord Jesus Christ, not controlled by outside people or groups (Acts 15:22, Matthew 16:18, 18:15-20).
(O) We believe God has ordained and created all authority consisting of three basic institutions: 1) the home, 2) the church, and 3) the state. Every person is subject to these authorities, but all (including the authorities themselves) are answerable to God (Romans 13:1-7, Ephesians 5:22-24, Hebrews 13:17, I Peter 2:13-14).
(P) We believe that God has commanded that no sexual activity should be engaged in outside of a God ordained marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex (Genesis 2:24, 19:5-13, 26:8-9, Leviticus 18:1-30, Romans 1:26-29, I Corinthians 5:1, 6:9, I Thessalonians 4:1-8, Hebrews 13:4).
(Q) We believe human life begins at conception and the unborn child is a living human being. Abortion constitutes the unjustified taking of unborn human life. Abortion is murder. We reject any teaching that abortion due to rape, incest, birth defects, gender selection, birth or population control are acceptable (Job 3:16, Psalms 51:5, 139:14-16, Isaiah 44:24, 49:1, Luke 1:44).
(R) We believe that every Christian, as a steward of the wealth entrusted to him, should give cheerfully to the support of the church in tithes and offerings for the relief of those in need and the spread of the Gospel (Genesis 14:20, Proverbs 3:9-10, Acts 4:34-37, I Corinthians 16:2, II Corinthians 9:6-7, Galatians 6:6, Ephesians 4:28, I Timothy 5:17-18, I John 3:17).
(S) We believe worship is given solely for God’s glory and honor. Our response to God in worship, though sometimes emotional, will flow out of our sincere relationship with God (Deuteronomy. 5:6-10, John 12:3-8, Romans 1:20-23, Romans 12:1-8).
George Stahnke is caring, knowledgeable, professional, and sincere. What everyone needs when they are having a hard time.
I think of George as a person who is not just a theologian, but also a believer who leads by example. His personal relationship with the Father has brought him through the many struggles that we all face, in a way that is an example to everyone with whom he has come in contact.
George was warm and friendly and always put us at ease. He was extremely encouraging and transparent, which helped us in discussion. We were given some valuable insights for our upcoming marriage.
It was a great first meeting with you. I’m so glad my spouse consented to join us. You have come up in conversation several times today as we have reflected on what God did through you last night. You are being used mightily by Him in your counseling. Thanks again.
He has a pastor’s heart, is trustworthy, a gifted communicator, a loyal husband and father, but most of all a devoted follower of Christ.
Our meeting with you last week was very beneficial. I personally felt like you were delivering a message directly from God, straight into our hearts.
For any and all who have a need for Godly counsel and spiritual direction, George would be among those at the top of my list of recommended providers.
God used your prayers and encouragement to help us not give up and to continue to stay faithful to God’s work. We genuinely appreciate you.
You have a gift. I definitely felt the Holy Spirit working through you. Using scripture and keeping God at the center was awesome.
In 2008 I hit my rock bottom… Your faithfulness to Christ’s calling most likely saved my life, marriage, and family… You gave us a lot of guidelines that were extremely helpful in giving us hope, and which turned my behavior and habits around… Had you not been there, I’m pretty sure I might be dead by now.
Thank you so much for your prayers, support with wisdom, counsel and guidance. May our Lord give back to you more in every aspect of your life for the time spent guiding us wounded sheep. You have been a tremendous blessing.
God used you in our lives in a powerful way. Your presence, counsel, prayer, and phone calls have been a source of healing and hope.
Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed your message this morning. You were right on target and your illustration was exceptionally effective.
I want to let you know that my husband and I renewed our vows in June 2014. (44 years) Your counsel and encouragement for me to take some time for God to work in his life and mine really helped me. God opened Bill’s eyes to his blind spots and renewed our love for one another during the nearly four months that I stayed in Colorado. Thank you! And Praise the Lord!
George was extremely helpful. He empathized with my struggles and really cared about my future. He was a great listener, but also offered so much practical advice and wisdom. Each week I felt like I left with something to work through which would draw me closer to functioning effectively in Christ.
George went above and beyond what anyone could expect in using the gifts and abilities God has equipped him with to help guide our family through the healing process at such a traumatic time in our life.
I knew that I needed to speak to someone as I was really hurting and needed to talk but it was very difficult for me to admit that my marriage had sunk to an all-time low like it did. . . He hit me between the eyes with a statement that really caught my attention. It is a statement I will never forget as long as I live. This was my true wake up call, literally — George stated that “if you lose your family because of ministry, you have already disqualified yourself from ministry.” Wow! By now the…