God – There is one and only one living and true God. He is the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe to whom we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience. God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit; these three are co-equal and are one God.
Gen. 1:1; Gen 1:26-27; Gen 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matt 28:19; 1 Peter 1:1-2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
Jesus Christ – Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, perfectly revealed and did the will of God. Jesus lived a sinless human life. His death on the cross made provision for the redemption of men from sin. He was raised from the dead with a glorified body, ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of the Father. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His redemptive mission. He now dwells in all believers as the living, and ever present, Lord.
Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; John 14:10-30 ; Heb 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11;1 Timothy 6:3-4; Titus 2:13
Holy Spirit – The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8 1; Corinthians 2:12; 1 Corinthians 3:16
Bible – The Holy Bible is God’s Word to us. Human authors, under the divine guidance of the Holy Spirit, wrote it. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105; Psalm 119:160; Psalm 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
People – People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2
Salvation – Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by belief in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his/her life by faith.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; John 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
Integrity of curriculum – S3 is an interdenominational ministry that seeks to serve and cooperate with all segments of the body of Christ. Though denominations have different doctrines other than those listed above, our policy is that these practices and teachings should not be a part of any S3 Club activity to maintain a spirit of unity in the ministry. Individual clubs will not alter any S3 curriculum. Our ministry goal is strengthening students spiritually through the provided S3 curriculum while respecting the individual church affiliation of students.