Statement of Faith
What We Believe
WE BELIEVE in the sovereignty and grace of the triune God, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit in creation, providence, revelation, redemption and final judgement.
WE BELIEVE in the divine inspiration and infallibility of the Old and New Testaments as originally given and their consequent entire trustworthiness and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
WE BELIEVE in the universal sinfulness and guilt of fallen human beings, making them subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
WE BELIEVE in the substitutionary sacrifice of Jesus Christ the incarnate Son of God as the sole and all-sufficient ground of redemption from the guilt and power of sin and from its eternal consequences.
WE BELIEVE in the justification of the sinner solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ who was crucified and bodily raised from the dead.
WE BELIEVE in the illuminating, regenerating, in-dwelling and sanctifying work of God the Holy Spirit
WE BELIEVE in the priesthood of all believers, who form the universal Church, the Body of which Christ is the Head, and which is committed by His command to the proclamation of the Gospel throughout the world.
WE BELIEVE in the expectation of the personal, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ in power and glory.
Guiding Grace Principle
Pioneers is an international fellowship comprised of Christians drawn from many different churches and backgrounds. Our desire is to work in harmony with our national church partners and Christian colleagues on the basis of essential doctrines as found in our Statement of Faith. These are doctrines on which, historically, there has been general agreement among all true followers of Christ.
In matters not addressed by our Statement of Faith, Pioneers acknowledges differing points of view provided they are based on the Bible as the supreme authority, and that no interpretation or practice will undermine the work of the gospel or the unity among those with whom we serve. We seek to live, work, and relate to one another in a spirit of love and humility, as outlined in Romans 14, 1 Corinthians 13, and other passages.
Global Connections Membership
Pioneers is a member of Global Connections. Global Connections is a growing, vibrant network of UK agencies, churches, colleges and support services linked together for resources, learning and representation. Together, we seek to serve, equip and develop churches in their mission in order to fulfil our shared vision of ‘mission at the heart of the church, the church at the heart of mission’.