This statement of faith, based on Scripture, forms the basis of what we at Winkler Bible Camp believe and teach.
Why do we exist? Winkler Bible Camp exists to extend the kingdom of God, focused on children and youth.
How do we behave? We behave as disciples of Christ that are committed to being good stewards, working hard, and making responsible decisions in a way that earns and keeps trust.
What do we do? We are a biblically based children’s ministry that also serves the surrounding communities year-round, through unique camp experiences.
How will we succeed? We will succeed by being Christ-centered, discipleship focused, and based on trust.
- Desire and action to be more like Christ each day
- Operate in accordance with God’s word
- Uncompromising and predictably consistent commitment to honour moral, ethical, spiritual values and principles
- Giving their best effort to complete the task at hand, working for the team and not being defeated by failure
What We Believe
About the Bible
The Bible, also called scripture, is God’s unchanging word written for all people. It was written by ordinary men who were led and inspired by the Holy Spirit. Therefore, it contains supreme truth in everything we need for life and godliness.
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has existed eternally in three distinct persons of the Trinity; Father, Son (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit. They are co-equal yet one God modeling the perfect relationship.
Humankind is created in the image of God and is the most beloved part of His creation. Each person has been created with a soul unique and loved. Humankind is also marred by an attitude of selfish rebellion. Although capable of great good, we sin through our own will and are separated from God. The penalty of sin is separation from God.
Jesus Christ is the son of God, and co-equal with the Father. He lived and died a perfect sinless human life. After three days, He rose from the grave defeating death and Satan, and in so doing paid the penalty for sin. He now sits at the right hand of God in Heaven and will return to reign as King of Kings someday soon.
Salvation is a gift from God to humankind. We can never make up for our sin by good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can humankind be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into their life by faith.
About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit came to earth to be a Counselor. As such, He makes humankind aware of their sin and their need for Jesus Christ as Saviour. He lives in every person the moment we put our faith in Jesus Christ and helps us to live a life that brings glory to God. The Christian seeks to live in obedience to the Holy Spirit.