Our Statement of Faith

We at Bay Area Christian Counseling Believe

There exists only one true God, creator and sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally co-existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son who is Jesus Christ, and God the Holy Spirit.

The Scriptures, both Old and New testaments, are the inspired, inerrant and trustworthy Word of God, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of human beings, and the final authority for all matters about which it speaks.

Human nature derives from two historical persons, male and female, created in God’s image. They were created perfect, but they sinned, plunging themselves and all human beings into sin, guilt, suffering, and death.

The substitutionary death of Jesus Christ and his bodily resurrection provide the only ground for justification, forgiveness, and salvation for all who believe. Only those who trust in Him alone are born of the Holy Spirit and are true members of the Church; only they will spend all of eternity with Christ.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory.

The Holy Spirit is the agent of regeneration and renewal for believers in Jesus Christ. He makes the presence of Jesus Christ real in believers, and He comforts, guides, convicts, and enables believers to live in ways that honor Christ.

Ministry to persons acknowledges the complexity of humans as physical, social, psychological, and spiritual beings. The ultimate goals of Christian counseling are to help others move to personal wholeness, interpersonal competence, mental stability, and spiritual maturity.

As stated in the articles of Incorporation, at the time of commencing service with the corporation and annually thereafter, each member of the Board of Directors, including the Executive Director, shall affirm their agreement with the Statement of Faith and complete a conflict of interest disclosure.

To ensure the Christian foundation of services and ministry provided by the corporation, the Executive Director shall review the Statement of Faith with all employment candidates prior to being hired by the Corporation and shall disseminate the Statement of Faith annually to all employees and Independent Contractors.