We embrace the classic, orthodox formulations of the Christian faith such as the Apostles and Nicene Creeds. However, our founders have adopted the following statements to briefly highlight some of our unique distinctives and context.
We believe that the root of all social ills and social evil is spiritual. Therefore, there is no partiality to the person and locality of their presence and power. However, it is Jesus Christ, the Living Lord of the universe, as revealed in the Bible, who when heard and obeyed will change the human heart of any class and status of person and enable a transformation toward righteous living for individual, organization and community.
We believe in the triune God: that He is the infinite personal Spirit, who has revealed Himself as a unity, existing eternally as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three persons, yet one God.
Since we adhere to a Biblical, orthodox understanding of the Scriptures we will not doctrinally or positionally agree with some of the churches or leaders we seek to serve. We understand that convictions over issues like the role of women in the church, marriage and divorce, homosexuality, abortion, the environment, the extent of the atonement, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, eternal security, church polity, or eschatology will likely need to remain as points of disagreement. However, rather than allowing controversy to divide us we prefer to serve together in the midst of such tensions believing that as iron sharpens iron so one man sharpens another (Prov. 27:17). In other words, apart from orthodox Christology (John 1:14, 12:48-49, 14:6, I John 4:2) and the condoning of habitual sin (Matt. 18:17; I Cor. 5:1-9; I John 1:6) there is very little that will move LTM to withdraw from a relationship with members of the Christian community. Any such separation will be the other's choice.
It is our expectation, however, that we will likewise be allowed to serve freely in the manner of our own beliefs, teaching and actions which come out of a literal, historical, and grammatical practice of interpretation of the Bible. We ask to be invited to the table as well bringing our strengths that the whole body might be built up toward Christlikeness.