My wife and I have transitioned back to the USA, from our home in the Czech Republic. Although the ministry of Lifework Forum will continue, it will revert to an old form, based in the US, rather than in Central Europe. Part of this change entails me looking for employment. I am seeking ministry jobs, but not a pastoral position (leads would be appreciated).
As I fill out applications, I come across many which ask for my personal beliefs. With some, I have to answer a series of questions. Some are more free form. One of the brief statements I’ve been using is copied below. It’s not very comprehensive, but it get across the essential items, I think.
I believe that God is the Infinite, Eternal Creator of all things and that He exists in the persons of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
I believe that as His disobedient creatures, both by nature and choice, all people are sinners and deserve the wrathful judgment of this Holy God.
I believe that God’s love and mercy are expressed in the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ, His only Son, who began His earthly existence through His birth to a Virgin and ended it through His bodily, visible ascension.
I believe that salvation from sin, paid for by the physical death of the One who alone was sinless, is offered as a gift and must be received by personal faith in the above truths and not by works of any sort.
I believe that the Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God and that it is the operating manual for all of life.