To foster excellence in our academic achievement to ensure computer literacy, facilitate development of the arts, to increase self-worth, to open doors of possibility.
Children: academic institution(s) from day care to secondary school
Adult: education amplification and continuation – literacy programmes, foreign language preparation for international missionary/evangelical outreach.
Training: to prepare warriors and ambassadors worthy of their callings, including a School of ministry and biblical Scholarships for local and international evangelism.
Love in Action Outreach
This entails reaching out to the poor, the downtrodden, the hungry and hurting with the love of the Lord with:
- Food programmes
- Clothing programmes and
- A home for girls, providing shelter for the abused and abandoned
Foster Links Between Different Ministries
Unity is strength both locally and internationally.
We endeavour to establish organizational structures which accommodate exponential growth and expansion and to establish order through government.
This mandate requires that we create and enhance:
- ADMINISTERING COUNCILS – overseeing all local church matters.
- NATIONAL COUNCIL – dealing with matters of the state.
- INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL – co-ordinating activities of our church in its worldwide outreach and associations with other churches.
- MEDIA MINISTRY – harnessing technology for the Lord Jesus Christ in Evangelism and Youth to youth outreach. We believe in fostering unity – inviting the participation and contribution of other churches around Antigua and the World.
- BUSINESS – the occupation, work or trade in which one is employed. In particular we believe that agriculture holds much potential. It’s our vision to cultivate lands, plant and harvest crops, raise animals, provide employment and generate funds for worldwide evangelism.
- BELIEVERS BOOKSTORE – providing video/dvds, audio tapes and other materials to enhance the spiritual growth of all people.
At CAM, we believe…
The bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine (2 Tim. 3:16, 1 Thess. 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21)
Our God is one, but manifested in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being co-equal (Phil. 2:6). God the Father is greater than all; the sender of the Word (Logos) and the Begetter (John 14:28; John 16:28; John 1:14). The Son is the Word flesh-covered, the One Begotten, and has existed with the Father from the beginning (John 1:1; John 1:18; John 1:14). The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal (John 15:26).
Man, his fall and redemption
Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. “All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” “As it is write, There is none righteous, no not one.” Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the work of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God (Rom. 5:14; Rom. 3:10; Rom. 3:23; 1 John 3:8).
Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God (Eph. 2:8).
Eternal life and the new birth
Man’s first step towards salvation is godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The New Birth in necessary to all men, and when experienced produces eternal life (2 Cor. 7:10; 1 John 5:12; John 3:3-5).
Baptism in water by immersion is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12; Acts 8:36-39). The following recommendation regarding the water baptismal formula is adopted; to wit: “On the confession of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and by His authority, I baptise you in the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen.”
Baptism in the Holy Ghost
The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent tot he New Birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance (Matt. 3:11; John 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38,39; Acts 19:1-7; Acts 2:4).
The Bible teaches the without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work or grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation at Christ’s return (Heb. 12:14; 1 Thess. 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Cor. 3:18; Phil. 3:12-14; 1 Cor. 1:30).
Healing for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the Church today (Mark 16:18; James 5:14-25; 1 Peter 2:24; Matt. 8L17; Isa. 53:4,5).
Resurrection on the just and the return of our Lord
The angels said to Jesus’ disciples, “This same Jesus shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” His coming is imminent. When He comes, “…the dead in Christ shall rise first the we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air…” (Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:16,17)
Following the Tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of kings, and Lord of lords, and together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests, He shall reign a thousand years (Rev. 20:6).
Hell and eternal retribution
The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the Lake of Fire and, therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The Lake of Fire is literal. The terms “eternal” and “everlasting,” used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the Lake of Fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of the joy and ecstasy of saints in the presence of God (Heb. 9:27; Rev. 19:20)!