About Ballet Magnificat!

STATEMENT OF FAITH 

We believe the Bible is the only infallible, authoritative Word of God, the supreme rule for truth and life.

We believe the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are the one and only eternal God, who is the Creator and Sustainer of all things.

We believe in the incarnation, virgin birth, sinless life, death on the cross, substitutionary atonement for sin, bodily resurrection and future return of God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe in the present power and work of God, the Holy Spirit, in the conviction of sin, regeneration, sanctification, and the giving of spiritual gifts to believers for the building up of the body of Christ.

We believe in salvation by the free gift of grace apart from works, through repentance and personal faith in Jesus Christ, the Lord, and that true salvation will result in the manifestation of the Lordship of Jesus Christ – a Godly life.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost: the saved, unto eternal joy in the presence of God, and the lost, unto eternal damnation, shut away from the presence of God.

We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life.

We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female, and that these two distinct, complementary sexes together reflect the image and nature of God.  We believe also that the rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.

We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.

We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, or use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God.

This statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of Ballet Magnificat’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our Executive Director is Ballet Magnificat’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s application.

We believe in order to preserve the function and integrity of Ballet Magnificat as the body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to Ballet Magnificat’s dancers, staff and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by Ballet Magnificat in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by our Statement of Faith.

 

Accountability

Ballet Magnificat! is an inter-denominational Protestant ministry of Christian believers, called by God to maintain the highest standard of excellence artistically, technically, spiritually, and morally. All company dancers, apprentices, trainees, staff and volunteers are expected to conduct themselves according to the standards of the Ballet Magnificat! Code of Conduct to ensure the integrity and faithful witness of Ballet Magnificat! in all areas.  We maintain and assert peer accountability and individual accountability to a local church.