Our Statement of Faith
ON GOD | God is the creator and sustainer of the universe. He is omniscient (all knowing), omnipotent (all powerful), and omnipresent (exists everywhere). He exists as the triune God: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. He is good, sovereign, and His love is for everyone.
ON JESUS | Jesus is equal to God and the Holy Spirit. He is the Son of God sent into the world as a perfect person to be a sacrifice for the sins of the world (past, present, and future). His birth, death, and resurrection were all prophesied in multiple locations in the Bible. Jesus fulfilled them all and did so perfectly. He overcame death in His resurrection and ascended into heaven. He holds authority over sin and death. Jesus will come again, in fulfillment of the Scriptures.
ON THE HOLY SPIRIT | The Holy Spirit is equal to God and Jesus. Jesus prepared His followers to anticipate the indwelling of the Holy Spirit after His ascension into heaven was complete. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit begins in the lives of those who accept the gift of salvation and continues throughout their lifetime. The Holy Spirit equips each Christian with knowledge of truth and the will to live righteously. The Holy Spirit provides each Christian with specific spiritual gifts and disciplines to experience abundant life in Christ.
ON THE BIBLE | The Bible is the inerrant Word of God that is void of defects, flaws, or inaccuracies. It was written by 40 authors inspired and equipped by the Holy Spirit. It is the final authority and source of truth for righteous living that God intended for everyone to experience. It is relevant to any culture and time period as evidenced by the omnipresent work of God.
ON SALVATION | Salvation is God’s gift for everyone to experience a real relationship with Him that lasts beyond the confines of life on earth. Relationship with God, intended to be eternal, becomes perfected when Christians enter heaven. Salvation comes to those who confess their sins to God, their forgiveness by the sacrifice of the perfect Savior, Jesus Christ, and declare Him as Lord over their life. It is by the grace of God that we can be saved, not by a person’s good works. As a result of salvation, a Christian’s relationship with God is evidenced by the good fruit they produce to encourage others to find salvation through Christ by words and actions.
About Brett Lesher
Brett is passionate about the culture of education, and all who are connected. He graduated from Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville, and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in communications from Liberty University and a master’s in educational counseling from Lynchburg College. During his career as a counselor within Loudoun County Public Schools, he launched faculty Bible studies within each of the schools he worked. Through those experiences, he formed relationships with other staff members eager to read the Gospel aloud and pray for the specific needs impacting their campuses. Brett recognized that many faculty around the county were eager to connect in similar ways. As a result, he took a leap of faith to leave his full-time position to create STAFF Fellowship Inc.