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Campus Crusade for Christ, Renton, Washington
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To serve and mobilize the church to live out God's heart for the poor and fulfill the Great Commission.
The Seattle staff team is going to host Seattle Summer-In-The-City/Prison Project. The Crusade staff have designed the project to be relatively short; this gives students time for a summer job. But the project is intense. The Seattle project is much like the other Summer-In-The-City projects in that we meet the poor, address their needs, and learn how Gods' people can make a difference. But what makes the Seattle project unique is its involvement with the State Department of Corrections (DOC). We spend an entire week with the Washington State Department of Corrections. It is an extensive internship. Students participate in police ride-alongs and job shadow corrections officers. We tour a secure prison and get exposure to various prison programs. You will have an opportunity to meet the state psychologist, visit drug programs, visit halfway houses, the K-9 unit, and participate in a controlled panel discussion of sex offenders. Last summer we were invited to meet with the Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Gang Violence Prevention Task Force. Many students get school credit for participating in the DOC internship. Then our students spend an entire week in (a woman?s) prison, ministering to the inmates. Many students receive collage credit for their involvement in the DOC internship. But before all that happens, we spend the first week in training and outreach to the homeless. We interact with the poor by employing a number of avenues that bring us in contact with people in need, including a Poverty Scavenger Hunt in which students spend a day mingling with the poor and interviewing the homeless. It is not typically a comfortable time but has proven to be extremely valuable. I should mention that we do everything in teams. You will never be asked to minister alone. The last week is spent with an inner city youth outreach effort. The Seattle team has arranged for the Summer-In-The-City students to stay at the dorms of Seattle Pacific Christian University. It is a great place and they love us there. It is central to most of our outreach efforts and I like it because the campus security is just a block away (we have never had any trouble, but perhaps that is why). Please feel free to call or visit the web page www.seizeit.org just enter, click summer, then look under Seattle. The staff would love to minister to other alongside of you this summer Thomas Durrant Campus Crusade for Christ International Office 253-630-1990 Cell 206-778-2383
Organizational Statement of Faith
Statement of Faith: The sole basis of our beliefs is the Bible, God's infallible written Word, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe that it was uniquely, verbally and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and that it was written without error (inerrant) in the original manuscripts. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks. We accept those areas of doctrinal teaching on which, historically, there has been general agreement among all true Christians. Because of the specialized calling of our movement, we desire to allow for freedom of conviction on other doctrinal matters, provided that any interpretation is based upon the Bible alone, and that no such interpretation shall become an issue which hinders the ministry to which God has called us. There is one true God, eternally existing in three persons -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit -- each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality. Jesus Christ is God, the living Word, who became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. Hence, He is perfect Deity and true humanity united in one person forever. He lived a sinless life and voluntarily atoned for the sins of men by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone. He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died. He ascended bodily into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man, continually makes intercession for His own. Man was originally created in the image of God. He sinned by disobeying God; thus, he was alienated from his Creator. That historic fall brought all mankind under divine condemnation. Man's nature is corrupted, and he is thus totally unable to please God. Every man is in need of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit. The salvation of man is wholly a work of God's free grace and is not the work, in whole or in part, of human works or goodness or religious ceremony. God imputes His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, and thereby justified them in His sight. It is the privilege of all who are born again of the Spirit to be assured of their salvation from the very moment in which they trust Christ as their Savior. This assurance is not based upon any kind of human merit, but is produced by the witness of the Holy Spirit, who confirms in the believer the testimony of God in His written word. The Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to men. He convicts and draws sinners to Christ, imparts new life to them, continually indwells them from the moment of spiritual birth and seals them until the day of redemption. His fullness, power and control are appropriated in the believer's life by faith. Every believer is called to live so in the power of the indwelling Spirit that he will not fulfill the lust of the flesh but will bear fruit to the glory of God. Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, His Body, which is composed of all men, living and dead, who have been joined to Him through saving faith. God admonishes His people to assemble together regularly for worship, for participation in ordinances, for edification through the Scriptures and for mutual encouragement. 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. At physical death the unbeliever enters immediately into eternal, conscious separation from the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting judgment and condemnation. Jesus Christ will come again to the earth -- personally, visibly and bodily -- to consummate history and the eternal plan of God. The Lord Jesus Christ commanded all believers to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to disciple men of every nation. The fulfillment of that Great Commission requires that all worldly and personal ambitions be subordinated to a total commitment to "Him who loved us and gave Himself for us."
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