Core Values and Beliefs

“Everyday, and in every lesson, God is speaking to me.” Pastor Manzimba, DRC

Core Values

As a ministry of Youth With A Mission, BELT affirms YWAM’s foundational values and further emphasizes the following guiding principles.

Relying on the Holy Spirit – We recognize that experience, expertise and skills in no way can replace the probing, convicting and life-altering activity of the Holy Spirit. As such, we teach, mentor, serve and lead in humility and in dependency on Him.

Pursuing Truth – We desire to be life-long learners. We strive to know, love and obey God and his Word, and to reason from the Scriptures to every area of life. We see the Bible as the primary instrument for effecting change in people and the world.

Empowering Others –  We purpose to equip believers so they will flourish in their relationship with God and others, as well as grow in their leadership and reliance on God’s guidance and provision. We desire to seed movements of disciple-makers that impact every sphere of society.

Contextualization – We strive to contextualize our training and ministry to be relevant and easily grasped among those with various ways of learning, various cultural and educational backgrounds, as well as in their heart language.

Participatory Learning – We encourage participants to take an active role in their learning. We utilize interactive, creative and reproducible training methods that guide people to discover truth through engaging with the Bible, the Holy Spirit and each other.

Excellence – We strive for godly maturity in our character and for the highest quality in all we do. We serve whole-heartedly out of love for God so people of all nations might know and glorify Him.

Partnerships – We partner with mission organizations and indigenous churches because we believe effectiveness and God’s blessing are multiplied in unity and collaboration with other believers.

Statement of Faith

We believe that the Bible is God’s inspired and authoritative word, revealing that Jesus Christ is God’s son; that people are created in God’s image; that He created us to have eternal life through Jesus Christ; that although all people have sinned and come short of God’s glory, God has made salvation possible through the death on the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ; that repentance, faith, love and obedience are fitting responses to God’s initiative of grace towards us; that God desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth; and that the Holy Spirit’s power is demonstrated in and through us for the accomplishment of Christ’s last commandment,
“Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation” (Mark 16:15).

BELT Guiding Document

This document shares a synopsis of BELT, its history (with Wycliffe and Bible School for the Nations), its ministry scope, and values with which it operates. It also provides a roadmap for those interested in being involved with BELT, along with opportunities for participation. It further offers insight into the seminar’s accreditation with University of the Nations, and limitations on the use of the BELT materials.

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