ESSENTIAL DOCTRINES OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH OF CAMP-of-the-WOODS:
· We believe in the divine authority of the 66 books of the Bible alone.
We believe that the Bible is the written Word of God, and that the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired of God. They are without error in the original text, and they are the final authority for faith and conduct.
Joshua 1:8; 2 Samuel 22:31; Psalms 12:6; Psalms 19: 7-11; Isaiah 40:8; Jeremiah 23:29; Matthew 4:4; Matthew 5:17-18; Matthew 24:35; Luke 21:33; John 17:17; Romans 15:4; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13; 2 Timothy 3:15 – 17; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 1:24-25; 2 Peter 1:20-21
· We believe in one God, eternally existing in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in one God, and that the Godhead eternally exists in three distinct persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; and that these three are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and worthy of the same honor and obedience.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalms 90:2; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1-3; John 10:30; John 14:9b & 11; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:1-3; Revelation 1:4-6
· We believe in the deity and humanity of Jesus Christ in one person with two distinct natures.
We believe in the deity and humanity of Jesus Christ. He is fully God and fully man, one person with two distinct natures. We believe that He was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. We believe that He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, was raised bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and advocate.
Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-23; Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1-18; John 10:30; John 11:25-27; Acts 1:9-11; Ephesians 1:20; Ephesians 2:5-10; Philippians 2:6-7
· We believe that all mankind is lost eternally without Jesus Christ.
We believe that man was originally created in the image of God, but sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. Therefore, everyone is eternally lost and is incapable of saving himself or herself. Every person is in need of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit. God in His mercy sent His son Jesus Christ so that all who will trust in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 3: Genesis 6:5-6; Psalms 51:5; John 3:16-18; Romans 1:18; Romans 3:10-12; Romans 3:20 & 23; Romans 6:23; Romans 7:21-25; Romans 8:1; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:1
· We believe in the substitutionary atonement as well as the physical bodily resurrection and ascension into Heaven of Jesus Christ.
We believe in the substitutionary atonement of Jesus Christ by His death on the cross for all who trust in Him. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation. We believe in His physical bodily resurrection and ascension into heaven, where He sits at the right hand of God the Father, and is the only mediator between God and man, who continually makes intercession for His own.
Matthew 1:21-23; Luke 1:34-35; John 3:16; Acts 1:9-11; Acts 2:24; Romans 8:34; Romans 10: 9-10; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 1 Corinthians 15:20-21; 2 Corinthians 5:15,17 & 21; Ephesians 1:20; 1Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 1:3-4; Hebrews 4:14-15; Hebrews 9:24; Hebrews 10:19-22
· We believe that the only way to heaven is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone, apart from any good works on our part.
We believe that the only way to heaven is through the free grace of God, who gave Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, to be our representative and substitute for our sins. We believe that in the shedding of Jesus’ blood on the cross, He was the perfect all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. We believe that all who by faith alone, apart from any good works on their part, receive Jesus Christ, are born-again of the Holy Spirit. Thus, they become children of God and are eternally saved. Further, we believe that there is no other way to receive salvation.
John 3:16;John 3:36; John 5:24; John 6:28-29; John 6:40; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Acts 13:38b-39; Acts 15:11; Romans 3:21-25; Romans 5:1-2a; Romans 6:23; 1 Corinthians 3:11; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:4-9 &13; Titus 3:5-8; Hebrews 9:22; Revelation 1:5
· We believe in the physical return of Jesus Christ, and that everyone will spend eternity consciously and bodily in either heaven or hell.
We believe in the physical return of Jesus Christ to earth again. We believe that He will come personally, visibly and bodily, and will consummate history and fulfill the plan of God. We believe that the time of the second coming of Jesus Christ to earth is known only to God. We further believe that all who have trusted in Him will share in His glory eternally, while those who have not believed in Him will spend eternity consciously separated from God in everlasting punishment.
Zechariah 14:3; Matthew 24:30; Matthew 24:36; Matthew 25:31-46; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:11; Romans 8:16-17; Philippians 3:20-21; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Titus 2:11-14
As a matter of operational policy, we believe the ministry of the Holy Spirit, in the life of a believer, is to glorify Jesus Christ in and through that life. Since our organization is interdenominational, and the employees come from various denominational backgrounds, we ask our staff not to teach, promote or practice any controversial interpretation of the ministry of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We are not asking one to change personal beliefs, but to adhere to this policy which has been established for a community order, pleasing and acceptable to our Lord.
CODE OF CONDUCT
As can be expected, CAMP-of-the-WOODS/Tapawingo do not allow any of its employees, either on or off the grounds, to use tobacco products, drink alcoholic beverages, or use illegal drugs. Also, theft, immorality, damaging of property, physical injury to others, deception and other forms of biblically unacceptable behavior may be causes for immediate dismissal.
TAPAWINGO MISSION STATEMENT
"To clearly and lovingly glorify Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior through personal example, meaningful activity, Biblical direction and Christ-centered relationships in a safe and friendly environment that promotes health, growth and development in all areas of a young woman’s life."
As a Counselor in Training I understand that…
1. I will NEVER be left to supervise campers on my own.
2. I am only able to provide direction to a camper under the direct supervision of a Tapawingo Staff member.
3. I am to participate and take initiative in all activities diligently, cheerfully, and to the best of my ability.
4. I agree with the above Doctrinal Statement, Code of Conduct and Tapawingo Mission Statement and commit to adhere to the standard that is placed before me.