Basis of Faith

The Basis of Faith of Urban Saints is a belief in:

  • God as Creator of all and the Father of all who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • The Lord Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God, Redeemer of the world, and the One Mediator, through faith in whom alone we obtain forgiveness of sins.
  • God the Holy Spirit.
  • The fact of sin, and the necessity for the atonement.
  • The incarnation, death, resurrection, ascension and coming again of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • The whole Bible as the inspired Word of God.

Urban Saints Ethos Statement

Urban Saints believes that our ethos emerges from a desire and motivation to teach young people about the Lord Jesus Christ as presented in the Bible with a view to developing a personal faith in Christ and an effective Christian life of service (as outlined in our Constitutional objectives supported by the Basis of Faith).

As this attitude and motivation come only from a relationship with Christ, it becomes a genuine occupational requirement that many of our staff are committed Christians. Roles that have significant leadership, or that are central to fulfilling our aims and purposes or developing and maintaining our Christian ethos, will always be held by committed Christians. There are other roles that have key spiritual elements to them that can only be carried out by a committed Christian. It is also essential that these attitudes and behaviours continue, and so we expect all our staff to act in good faith and with loyalty to that relational ethos and to Christian standards of traditional biblical behaviour. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action. 

Notwithstanding this, the organisation is committed to diversity amongst its staff, and volunteers and will not discriminate on other grounds that are unrelated to our ethos. We believe that defining our occupational requirements does not restrict, but actually enhances our commitment to diversity. 

Approved by Crusaders' Board of Trustees 
28 February 2004