BCHE Statement of Faith
BCHE Board and leadership are required to sign the Statement of Faith.
All teachers, coaches, staff, and representatives are not required to sign the Statement of Faith, but are required to honor the Statement of Faith, honor biblically traditional beliefs regarding marriage/sexuality/and gender, and uphold guidelines that are specific to activities and programs.
Members are not required to sign the Statement of Faith, but honor the fact that all BCHE events, activities, and programs operate under said Statement and biblically traditional beliefs regarding marriage/sexuality/and gender. All policies must be honored during the course of family participation in all BCHE programs.
From BCHE By-laws:
Section 4 - BCHE Statement of Faith includes only those truths upon which all true Christians agree. It concerns the Person and Work of Jesus Christ (the Gospel) as revealed in Scripture. It is the faith once delivered to the saints (Jude 2, Ephesians 4:5) which distinguishes believers from non-believers. There are many other precious truths taught in the Bible over which godly men have differed in understanding. Therefore, this is not a statement of all that is important to believe, but of all that is essential to believe for Christian fellowship and unity (Romans 15:7).
1.We believe the Bible to be the inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God.
2.We believe that there is one living and true God; an infinite, intelligent Spirit, perfect in all His attributes, one in essence, but eternally subsistent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
3.We believe in the fall of man; although originally created in the image of God, through the disobedience of Adam, man fell into a sinful and spiritually impotent state, totally unable to justify himself before God.
4.We believe that Jesus Christ is the express image of the invisible God, which is to say He is God; that He became man, yet without sin, being conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary; that He died on the cross as an atonement for our sins; that He arose from the dead in the body in which He was crucified; that He ascended into heaven in the body glorified, where He is now, our interceding High Priest; and that He will return again personally, visibly, and gloriously.
5.We believe that salvation is wholly of God, by grace; that God in love gave His only Son to die on the cross for sin, thus procuring the redemption of those who come to Him; that this salvation is not merited in any way by man; and that God commands men everywhere to repent of sin and believe in Christ.