Mission & Beliefs
This is the statement of beliefs upon which Archway was founded and from which Archway operates. These are interdenominational mainstream Christian beliefs. We do not ask that you accept these as your own, that is your personal choice. Our hope is that you find Archway to be a welcoming and authentic Christian organization.
God is the creator and ruler of the universe.
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1 NIRV
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Jesus lived a sinless life and died for the sins of all men and women. He rose from the dead after three days and ascended into Heaven and will return again.
"What I received I passed on to you. And it is the most important of all. Here is what it is. Christ died for our sins, just as Scripture said he would. He was buried. He was raised from the dead on the third day, just as Scripture said he would be." I Corinthians 15: 3-4
Salvation is a gift from God through the death of Jesus. We cannot earn our
way to heaven by “being good” or good works. Only through Jesus, are we saved. Eternal life begins the moment we receive Jesus Christ by faith.
"God’s grace has saved you because of your faith in Christ. Your salvation doesn’t come from anything you do. It is God’s gift. It is not based on anything you have done. No one can brag about earning it." Ephesians 2:8-9
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6
The Bible is God’s word. It is the guide for Christian life.
"God has breathed life into all Scripture. It is useful for teaching us what is true. It is useful for correcting our mistakes. It is useful for making our lives whole again. It is useful for training us to do what is right." II Timothy 3:16
"Your word is like a lamp that shows me the way. It is like a light that guides me." Psalm 119:105
*Marriage constitutes the union between one biological man and one biological woman. Traditional gender roles and definitions are honoring to God.
“Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”
“And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.””
“But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.””
The Board is the Final Interpreter of the Statement of Beliefs
Members who join must agree that the Archway Board supports and will guide the group according to their interpretation of the Core Beliefs.