Our Mission

 
 

Our mission

We are dedicated to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with Michiana children and teens, nurturing those believers, and preparing them for participation in local churches. Ray Bird Ministries specializes in serving families who could not otherwise afford meaningful camping experiences.

Who we serve

At Ray Bird Ministries, we serve the economically disadvantaged children and teens of the greater South Bend area.

Our statement of Faith

We believe that there is one God who is Creator of all things and eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  • God the Father created all things. He is the source of all truth, hope, love and justice.
  • Jesus Christ, God the Son, became a man so that we could see who God is and what God expects of us. He died to pay the penalty for our sins and then rose bodily from the grave to demonstrate His authority over all things.
  • The Holy Spirit is God continuing to be with us. He guides us, convicts us of sin, assures us that we are God's children and gives us gifts for ministry.

We believe the Bible is God's Word, and that the Holy Spirit directed the human authors so that the original writings are trustworthy and free from error.

We believe in the Deity of Christ, in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death for mankind, His bodily resurrection and His personal return to power and glory.

We believe each person is lovingly created in God's image and therefore has great value, but all people have sinned and therefore separated themselves from a personal relationship with God.

We believe that salvation is God's plan for restoring us to a relationship with Him, that eternal reconciliation and reunion with God is possible only through an individual's personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. We accept salvation by confessing our sinfulness and receiving God's forgiveness, which must result in living in obedient faith.

We believe that the Holy Spirit has a present ministry of guiding and enabling the Christian to proclaim the Good News of Christ and to minister to the whole person whose needs are spiritual, physical, emotional and social.

We believe that the Church is a manifestation of the person of Christ in this world and that Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church bringing about spiritual unity among believers in Christ who are the body of the Church.

We believe that Jesus Christ will return to receive to Himself those who have trusted in Him and that those who have rejected His salvation will be separated from Him forever.