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The short answer:
We want people to be real. Real with themselves and real with others.

The long answer:

Transparent Ministries is a not-for-profit organization whose desire is to see people address real issues in their lives, issues that are holding them back from true intimacy with Christ.  Transparent Ministries’ hope is to equip pastors, church leaders, small groups and counselors with resources that will get the conversation started toward the freedom to live transparent lives.

Over the past three years, we have been helping people address real issues (like pornography) by attending and speaking at conferences, church services and other events. After thousands of conversations, we have become painfully aware that people are not finding help and hope in their churches. Churches are not safe places. We want to change that by teaching Christians how to live transparent lives.

Vision:

Transparent Ministries wants to help people live in total transparency with each other, become free from their most hurtful issues, and deepen their walk with Christ so they can impact the world around them.

Mission:

Our Mission is to provide resources, video content and presentations that help people address real issues that bring about true intimacy with Christ.

Goal:

Transparent Ministries’ goal is to provoke discussion to address issues that the church is not talking about. We want to bring resources together for individuals, pastors, church leaders and counselors.

Statement of Faith:

The nature of God.

We believe in one God who has revealed Himself in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are all co-eternal, all stand equally superior to time, free from the temporal distinctions of past and future. The Eternal FATHER (Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalms 90:2; Psalms 102:27; I Timothy 1:17). The Eternal SON (John 1:1-2; John 8:58; Hebrews 1:8; I John 1:2; Micah 5:2; Revelation 1:8). The Eternal SPIRIT (Hebrews 9:14). The Eternal GODHEAD (Romans 1:20).

The Word of God.

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God without error in its original manuscript, absolutely infallible, and our source of revelation from God, superior to conscience and reason, though not contrary to reason; and it is therefore our rule of faith and practice (II Timothy 3:16-17; I Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12).

Who Jesus is.

We believe in the pre-existence, incarnation and virgin birth of Jesus Christ who came into the world to reveal the Father. He is the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person and that Jesus Christ is the Creator of all things, for by Him the worlds were made. (Matthew 1:20-23; John 1:1-4; Ephesians 3:9).

We believe that in Christ dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily and that He was fully God and fully Man I Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 1:1-3; Colossians 2:9).

What Jesus did.

We believe that Jesus Christ came and lived a perfect, sinless life on this earth and is the embodiment of grace and of truth. (John 1:14)

We believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross in our place to pay the penalty for our sins, and that His death on the cross was complete. We can add nothing, nor can we take anything away.(1 Corinthians 15:3-4)

We believe in Christ’s bodily ascension into heaven, in His exaltation and His immanent personal return in power and great glory, and in His everlasting Kingdom and dominion (Acts 1:11; 3:19-21; Daniel 7:14; Revelation 20:4).

We believe that Jesus Christ conquered death through His resurrection, and that He ascended into heaven where He now acts as our High Priest and advocate. (Romans 8:34)

We believe in the blessed hope, which is the personal, visible and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.(Revelation 1:8)

The Holy Spirit.

We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit, Who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ; (Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 3:18; John 16:8-11; Romans 8:26 and 15:13,16; Hebrews 9:14),

We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide. (John 6:13, 14:16-17 and 16:8-11; Romans 8:26).

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit according to Acts 2:4; 10:46; 19:6. We also hold that the real evidence of the filling of the Holy Spirit is love and responsive obedience to the Word of God (John 14:15;14:23;15:10), a Christ-like life, showing forth Christ’s character, nature and experiencing and manifesting the fruit of the Holy Spirit (I Corinthians 13:1-7,13; Galatians 5:22-23).

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all Biblical gifts of the Spirit according to the instructions given to us in (1 Corinthians 12-14).

The nature of man.

We believe that man by transgression fell from a state of righteousness and holiness, in which he was first created, into total spiritual depravity, a state of death in trespasses and sins, in which he is held as a slave of sin and an enemy of God, being unable to attain divine righteousness by his own efforts, but must be redeemed and delivered by the power of the gospel (Romans 5:12-21; I Corinthians 15:1-4).

Grace.

We believe in the abundant grace of God. That when believers sin, when we confess those sins, God offers healing and restoration to all. (1 John 1:8-9; James 5:16)

Salvation.

We believe that all who receive, by faith, the Lord Jesus Christ are born again by the Holy Spirit, thereby becoming children of God and heirs of eternal life, that God saves and regenerates based upon faith by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord. (Acts 8:15-17; Ephesians 2:1-3 and 8-9; Romans 3:23 and 5:8; Titus 3:5).

The Church.

We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ expressed as the church individual, the church local, and the church universal. We believe the Church to be more than just a building or a gathering of people. It is a body living in relationship and harmony under the direction of the head, Jesus Christ (I Corinthians 6:15; II Corinthians 1:1; Romans 16:5; I Peter 2:4-5; Ephesians 2:19-22; I Corinthians 12:12-31; Romans 12:4-5; Ephesians 4:11-16). The local church is an expression of the community and fellowship of God. (Matthew 16:13-20, 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-47; I Peter 4:17; I Timothy 3:15; Ephesians 2:19; I Peter 2:5; Acts 18:8; Romans 16:5, 10, 11; I Corinthians 1:11, 16; 16:15, 19; Philippians 4:22; Colossians 4:15; II Timothy 1:16; 4:19).