Why a statement of faith?
Simply, it is because everyone has a core belief system that influences how we live life. I believe
a counselor’s foundational philosophy of life is important. It affects how someone counsels and
behaves in significant relationships.
I am a follower of Jesus Christ. It is important you know this if you are going to seek my help. If
you are not a follower of Jesus Christ, I respect your beliefs and will make no attempt to discuss
mine unless you request it.
The Nicene Creed is the most basic and agreed upon statement regarding the core beliefs of the
Christian faith. It simply affirms everything that is vital to Christianity and practically all
Christian denominations agree on the statement. It is therefore the least divisive and most
inclusive Statement of Faith for those who follow Jesus Christ.
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation,
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit,
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.