Statement of Faith
Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet, as a ministry of Living Rock Church, follows this statement of faith:
We believe the Holy Bible, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired and only infallible Word of God.
We believe the one true God, revealed in the Scriptures as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe the creation of man as good, the fall of man from his original state into sin from which he has no power to redeem himself.
We believe the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, the all-sufficient atonement by His blood to cleanse anyone who believes on Him and responds through repentance and faith in Christ alone.
We believe water baptism, as taught in the Scriptures, which identifies the believer with the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, and brings them into covenantal relationship
We believe a life of holiness and separation from the world and sin, no longer serving them, but serving the Lord with a pure heart.
We believe the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a separate, distinct experience, subsequent to salvation, providing endowment of power for life and service, often accompanied by speaking in tongues.
We believe the church as the Body of Christ, a group of “called out ones,” chosen to reveal God's plan and purpose in the earth, and the local expression of this church functioning according to New Testament order and organization.
We believe the manifestation of all nine gifts of the Holy Spirit in the local assembly, God dividing the gifts among the believers severally as He wills.
We believe the laying on of hands by qualified and anointed ministry for blessing, dedication, confirmation, healing, ordination, and impartation of spiritual gifts.
We believe individual and collective praise and worship. All expressions of praise recorded in the Old and New Testaments are meant for practice in the church today.
We believe the restoration to the church of all that the prophets have spoken, and the subsequent visual and bodily return of Jesus Christ to set up His Kingdom on the earth.
We believe at physical death the believer enters immediately into eternal, conscious fellowship with the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting glory and blessing.
We believe marriage as ordained by God: the exclusive, life long, spiritual, physical and legal union of one man and one woman.
*All ECB Dancers will be instructed in Living Rock Church’s First Principles course at the beginning of the year. First Principles will take place during our regularly scheduled devotions time.