Mission, Aims and Beliefs
Flinders ES supports the mission of AFES to be in prayerful dependance on God, proclaim Jesus Christ at university to present everyone mature in Him who evangelise, encourage, train and send. Flinders Evangelical Students also has a mission statement, number of core aims and beliefs in our ministry on campus.
Making Jesus known.
Prayerfully relying on God, and loving one another we will:
Share the Gospel with students and call them to trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord.
Grow together towards maturity in Christ by learning from the Bible.
Equip students and graduates to be faithfully serving Jesus on campus and in our churches, Australia and the world.
…to the glory of God!
If you wish to partner with Flinders Evangelical Students by becoming an official member you must agree with these aims and beliefs, and our doctrinal statement. A document explaining the beliefs described in our doctrinal statement can also be found on our Constitution and Policies page. You do not need to be a member in order to be involved with Flinders ES, but if you are considering becoming an official member please click here to view the registration form and ask a committee member, or email our Secretary if you have any questions
The Flinders ES Doctrinal basis outlines the core beliefs of Flinders ES as a Christian, nondenominational organisation.
We believe in:
1. The divine inspiration, trustworthiness, and infallibility of Holy Scripture, as originally given, its entire sufficiency for our knowledge of God, and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and doctrine.
2. The sovereignty of God in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgment.
3. The unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in the Godhead.
4. The universal sinfulness and guilt of all people since the fall, rendering them subject to God's wrath and condemnation.
5. The conception of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit and his birth of the virgin Mary.
6. The undeserved love of God which finds its ultimate expression in redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin through the sacrificial death (as our Representative and Substitute) of Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Son of God.
7. The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and his ascension to the right hand of God the Father.
8. The justification of the sinner only by the grace of God through faith alone.
9. The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit to make the death of Christ effective in the individual sinner, granting him/her repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ.
10. The indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit in the believer.
11. The one holy universal Church which is the body of Christ and to which all true believers belong.
12. The expectation of the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.