Devoted Hearts & Homes Belief Statement

Show Christ   –   Raise Devoted Believers   –   Be Jesus

The Devoted Hearts and Homes Ministry exists to help people take simple steps toward creating a God-honoring life and home. Since most of us are called to worship God through the intimacy of marriage and the blessing of children, it is vital that we understand the Christian teaching on the purpose and priority of family.

The Purpose of Every Home

SHOW CHRIST – Every follower of Christ should reflect Him through every stage of life at home and in their world. Specifically, every marriage is intended to be a masterpiece reflecting the covenant between God and His people. Therefore, we challenge believers to pursue a God-honoring marriage by giving themselves to a husband or wife through mutual submission and faithful devotion. (Gen 1:27, Gen 15, Jeremiah 3, Ephesians 5:22-33, Rev. 21:9)

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery – but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. (Ephesians 5:31-33)

RAISE DEVOTED BELIEVERS – Those blessed with the gift of children and grandchildren are called to disciple the next generation as life’s greatest priority. We challenge believers to become intentional about capturing and creating experiences that deepen the roots of faith in their own children. Regardless of life stage, the collective body of believers shares the responsibility to nurture faith in all of our children and reach out to those who are not blessed with Christian families. (Exodus 20, Deuteronomy 6, Psalm 78:1-8, Ephesians 6:1-4)

He commanded our forefathers to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God. (Psalm 78:5-7)

BE JESUS – All devoted followers of Christ are called to be Jesus in their homes and as they live in close community with others. The family is the primary place where the Word becomes flesh and blood as lives are conformed to the image and example of the Lord Jesus. We desire to challenge believers to walk the talk, living their faith out at home in ways that will attract the next generation and the next door neighbor to Christ. (John 1:14, Phil. 2, I Timothy 3, I John 3:16)

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. (I John 3:16)