In 2008, Nelson and Pam Roth started Relevant Ministry around a healthy church initiative with the purpose of spiritual rebuilding and revitalization after Hurricane Katrina. Since 2014, we’ve been on a discipleship journey listening to church leaders and believers, our entire team becoming certified coaches, developing discipleship resources and training, and thousands of hours of one-to-one connections with church leaders in 25 states and 10 foreign countries. As a result of leaders and churches implementing Relevant Discipleship, we’re seeing lives transformed with practical and applicable tools that equip church leaders and believers; not only with “what to do,” but also with “what to say.”
Relevant Ministry Statement of Faith
The Bible is inerrant as originally given, is God's verbally inspired, complete written revelation to mankind.
We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired and infallible Word of God, the original manuscripts, of which were verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit and are thus inerrant. We accept the Bible as our only trustworthy authority for faith, life, and in all matters to which it speaks. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20, 21; I Thessalonians 2:13)
We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5 -6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; I Corinthians 6:9.
There is one God, who is infinitely holy and perfect, existing eternally in the Persons of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe there is one living and true God, eternally existent in three persons : Father, Son, and Holy Spirit who is creator, redeemer, perfect, infinite, and eternal. (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19; I Thessalonians 1:9; I Timothy 1:17)
The virgin birth, earthly miracles, sinless life, substitutionary death on the cross, bodily resurrection, ascension, and literal second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ , in His Virgin Birth, sinless life, miracles, His shed blood, and His atoning substitutionary death on the cross for sin. We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, His ascension into heaven, His present ministry of intercession and Head of the church, and His glorious Second Coming. (John 1:1-5, 14; 10:30; Romans 5:6-8; I Corinthians 15:3-5; Philippians 2:6-8; I Peter 1:18, 19; 2:24)
We believe that Adam and Eve were created perfect but rebelled and became fallen, lost, estranged from God, and in need of salvation. Now, all persons are born with a sin nature and therefore separated from God. We believe the only provision for sin is the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone. Only those who, in repentance and faith, receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are converted - born again of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God. (Genesis 1:26-27; 3; Matthew 4:17; John 3:3-7; 16- 18; Romans 3:23; 5:12, 18-19; I Corinthians 15:3-5; Ephesians 2:8-9)
We believe that at the moment of death the unsaved enter into everlasting punishment and the saved into everlasting life with Christ. Christ is coming again and He will raise the dead, sit in judgment, and bring in God’s everlasting kingdom. We believe in the bodily resurrection of all people - those who are saved will be raised at Christ’s coming, unto everlasting life with the Lord in heaven, and those who are unsaved will be raised at the final judgment and will live in eternal separation from God in hell. (Luke 16:19 -31; Matthew 25:31-46; Hebrews 9:27; Philippians 1:21-24; II Corinthians 5:8; John 5:28-29; 6:39; Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20:11-15; 21:1-7)
The Holy Spirit is the Divine Person sent to indwell, guide, empower, and sanctify the believer, and thus to bear witness of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person, eternal and co-equal with God, sent from God the Father to convict the world of sin, to regenerate, indwell, guide, teach and empower the believer to pursue a Spirit-filled life characterized by personal holiness and faithful discipleship in obedience to Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit gives each believer gifts as He wills for the building up of the body of Christ. (John 16:7-15; Acts 1:8, 2:38-39; I Corinthians 2:10-14; 3:16; 6:19-20; 12:11; Galatians 5:16, 22-24; Ephesians 1:13-14; 5:18)
The Church consists of all those who trust in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the means for obtaining forgiveness of their sins and eternal life with God.
We believe that the church, the ‘body of Christ,’ is composed of all those who through saving faith have entered into a vital relationship with Jesus Christ, who is the ‘Head.’ We believe that local congregation s of baptized believers exist to equip the body through worship, teaching, fellowship, ministry, and prayer. We believe the church also exists to evangelize by spreading the Gospel of Christ. The church is at the very center of God's purpose for making Christ known throughout the world and the church and every member have been given this task. (Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 24:45-48; Acts 2:42- 47; I Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 1:22 -23; 5:22-33; I Thessalonians 1:1-10; Revelation 7:9)
We believe that there are both holy angels and fallen angels. Holy angels are created beings who serve God and watch over man. Satan is also a created angel who was once holy. He rebelled against God, authored sin, and took numerous angels with him in his fall. Satan is the enemy of God and man who has been defeated through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He will be eternally punished in the lake of fire. (Luke 2:9 - 14; Hebrews 1:6-7, 14; 2:6-7; Revelation 5:11-14; 19:10; 22:9; Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:11-19; Matthew 25:41; Revelation 12:1-14, Genesis 3:1-15; Matthew 4:1- 11; Romans 16:20; Revelation 20:10)