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STATEMENT OF FAITH 

We are a non-denominational, spirit-filled ministry.

Special Characteristics:

Tenets of Faith:

These are the tenets of faith as we see them — non-negotiable elements of a Biblical worldview.

 God

We believe that there is but one God, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, who is the Creator and Sustainer of all things, visible and invisible, revealed in three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

The Father

We believe in God the Father, the Ancient of Days, who is not aloof from human history but who, through various covenants, has initiated relationship with mankind, and to whom we have now been reconciled through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ upon the Cross. Because of Jesus Christ, we too can now call God “Father.”

The Lord Jesus Christ

We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, His deity, His virgin birth, that He died, was buried and on the third day rose back to life, that He ascended to heaven and is now seated at the right hand of the Father. We believe that He is the eternal Son of God, for whom and by whom all things were created.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit (as the third Person of the triune God) proceeded from the Father and the Son, and is of one substance, majesty and glory with the Father and the Son.

The Holy Scriptures

We believe in the divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, as contained in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, as the sole revelation of the mind and will of God, and we accept them in their original form as the divine Word of God.

The Devil

We believe that the Devil, through temptation and deception, initiated the downfall of man and now seeks to destroy the faith of every believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and to hinder the further spread of the Gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ.

Justification by Faith

We believe that it is impossible to attain salvation through self-effort, but that through simply believing in the atoning death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and in acting out that faith through receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, we receive the remission of all our sins, reconciliation with God and the gift of eternal life. We hold that the believer has an eternal salvation secured in Christ.

Baptism in Water

We believe in fulfilling the command of Jesus to baptize believers into the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and that this baptism is symbolic of our death, burial and resurrection with the Lord Jesus Christ in His redemptive work on the Cross.

Sanctification

We believe it is the glorious privilege of every believer in Christ to be made pure in heart and wholly sanctified by the operation of the Holy Spirit through the blood of Christ and the Word of God. A believer cannot be justified by works, but evidences that justification through works empowered by the Holy Spirit.

The Church

We believe in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, made up of all who have believed on the Lord Jesus and received the salvation of the Cross, and that this Church will come to the full expression of unity that can only be found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, according to the prayer of Jesus Christ in John 17.

The Lord’s Supper

We believe, in accordance with the command of the Lord Jesus, that we should celebrate this ordinance in remembrance of the atoning work of Christ and as an act of fellowship together.

The Return of Christ

We believe in the physical second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, returning as He ascended, with power and majesty, to judge the dead and the living. Those not found in the Book of Life will be consigned to everlasting separation from God, described in the Scriptures as the Second Death. Those found in the Book of Life will enter into the glorious presence of God.

Special Characteristics:

These are the special characteristics which flavor the lesson material and ministry approach of the Ames International School of Ministry:

The Centrality of the Gospel

We believe that the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ must be central to all church teaching and activity. The Gospel is a “whole Gospel for the whole Christian life.”

The Gifts of the Spirit

We believe in the empowering of the Holy Spirit for service and the present day operation of the gifts of the Spirit, as described in 1 Corinthians 12:7-11.

The Ministry of Every Believer

We believe that every believer, regardless of race, gender or educational status, is called by God to participate in His glorious purpose. We are all “full time” in the ministry, even if we have a secular vocation, and to this end, each believer has a unique mix of ministry gifts, as determined by the Holy Spirit.

The Unity of the Body of Christ

We believe in the indivisible unity of the Body of Christ, established solely upon the foundation of the Gospel of Christ. We believe that God is bringing His Body into a practical expression of unity, as described in John 17:20-23 and Ephesians 4:13.

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H. F. from Clayton, NC
June 15, 2017
“Thank God I am a student at Ames. I found it very exciting with my studies. I am almost finished with the New Testament Survey. I am looking forward to every course. It has been a great time of refreshing for me… ”
F. W., from Sierra Leone
June 15, 2017
“I just completed Biblical Management Principles, and I can start to feel the Holy Spirit’s call to service. I would like to praise the Lord and thank Ames Bible College for helping me find my way again. Thank you.”
A. D. from Taiwan
June 15, 2017
“I am so excited and thankful for this opportunity to do these studies. I am gonna share this with a few sisters in my church. This will truly bless our little community, and I am so happy about it!! …I will be praying for your college and your ministry.”
C. C. from California
June 15, 2017
“I have been working on “Battle for the Body” and wow, what a concept. I have been a pastor for nine (9) years and have barely even scratched the surface of all the knowledge. I am finding the wisdom is great and I like what I see. The lessons are challenging. If we only knew as pastors what God is really like we would be a lot more effective in our ministries.”
Pastor K. A. of Oregon
June 15, 2017
“I want to express my delight in my first study course. It is truly enjoyable, and rich in a wealth of information. It is concise and to the point – simple, but yet profound in context. I want to express my appreciation to Ames Christian University for making such a wonderful program available, and most of all to the Lord for directing me to your Website. “
D. F. from Texas
May 01, 2014
“I am enjoying my studies very much. Thank you for allowing me to study God’s word with your Bible College… I have purchased myself a Strong’s Complete Dictionary of Bible words to help me in my quest…may God bless you and your good works. Thanks again.”
J. B. from North Carolina
June 15, 2017
“I completed “A Biblical Worldview” and starting on “Kingdom Living” and “Knowing God’s Voice”. Have presented to my church the Biblical Worldview and have found a good response in starting our own group to support those in other countries. Thank you for the blessing of this course.”
T. R. from California
June 15, 2017
“I am really enjoying the Old Testament survey. The added study sections after the self-tests are really good. I am currently in the book of Judges and I seem to be coming along well. God has blessed me with a mind ready to search out and receive His truth. Thank you for this ministry and I am very pleased with the materials so far and I look forward to the coming modules.”
M. H. from Tennessee
June 15, 2017
“I enjoyed the first course I am taking. Although between work and my home life with the wife and child I do not get as much studying done as I would like but I am moving along. I would like to say thank you for offering these courses at such affordable prices otherwise I would not be able to go to college right now.”
M. D. from Illinois
June 15, 2017
“I have spent a good part of the day reading “Basic Bible Survey One” and it looks great! I have previously taken an Old Testament survey course and your course is more comprehensive.”
F. M. from Norway
June 15, 2017
“I have just recently finished the final exam for Old Testament survey and am preparing to start the next course, New Testament survey. I have enjoyed the layout of the courses. They are informative, simple, and easy to follow, yet offer the challenge that an accredited course should offer. Thank You.”
J. C. from Virginia
June 15, 2017
“Hi, it has been close to one week since I enrolled in your college. I just completed Chapter 5 in the Old Testament Survey course. I think the way Harvestime International has put these courses together is great. I am very excited about the studies and being enrolled at Ames. I wish I would have found out about Ames a long time ago.”
C. J. from Illinois
June 15, 2017
“Genesis has turned out to be a great study. I’ve spent a little too much time on it and have slowed down on progress with the rest of the course, but I think it has been worth it. The course has turned out to be even better than I thought it would be.
R. S. from Texas
June 15, 2017
“I’m taking the test on Biblical Management right now and I’m moving forward to the next course. This course is great been, doing this for almost a year now. With my busy schedule I needed a course that was effective and flexible; this is it.”
D.G. from Alabama
June 15, 2017

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