Statement of Belief

Statement of Belief

ACCESS ministries is an ecumenical body committed to the basic doctrines of the Christian faith drawn from the Old and New Testament Scriptures. It is committed to the three ecumenical creeds (Apostle's Creed, Nicene Creed, Athanasian Creed) and takes into account the faith statements and traditions of its nominating churches.

ACCESS ministries affirms:

  • its faith in God, as One-in-Three-Persons, whose redemptive purpose for the world is revealed in the Person of Jesus Christ
  • that the Lord Jesus Christ proclaimed in word and deed the presence of the Kingdom of God through mission to the world—a calling of people to repentance and a declaration of God's love in practical ministry to others by enabling reconciliation, peace, wholeness and justice
  • God's concern for the whole person in context of his or her being in relation with others and the world, and that God is concerned that justice and mercy form the hallmarks of society
  • the redemptive presence of God in the world, and ACCESS ministries personnel, along with other Christians, form part of God's presence in the school
  • that the Christian tradition recognises the educative and pastoral needs of people and that these needs are to be respectfully and educationally addressed.