Frequently asked questions
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Does GMNF have a doctrinal statement?
Among the breadth of beliefs of the Christian employees and personnel; GMNF is a broadly evangelical institution.
Christians worldwide are united on the faith in areas affirmed as essential to evangelicals. The following list is not comprehensive but an example of some shared beliefs of GMNF GMS that are also shared by Roman Catholic Church, Orthodox Churches and Protestant Churches:
Bible as God's Word Canon of 66 books Trinity
Nature/Essence of God Christ's deity/humanity Christ's sinlessness
Christ atoning death Christ bodily resurrection Christ bodily ascension
Depravity of humanity Salvation by grace of God through faith unto good works
Roman Catholic Church, Orthodox Church and Protestant Churches are united in their belief in the early confessionals and creeds:
One Bible (66 Books)
Two Testaments (Old and New)
Three Creeds (Apostles, Nicene and Athanasian)
Four Councils (Nicene 326 CE), Constantinople (381 CE), Ephesus (431 CE) and Chalcedon (451 CE)
Five Centuries of basic unity until later were added to and obscured unity by denominational distinctions. Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant churches still adhere to the early confessionals and creeds.
More specific GMNF beliefs:
Trinity - There is one God who revealed Himself in three persons as the Father, the Son, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit
Bible - The 66 books comprising the Old and New Testaments are divinely inspired, inerrant without error in the originals of spiritual truth as well as science and history
Church - the body of Christians who believe that Jesus is Lord and that He was crucified raised from the dead to pay for the penalty of our sins. Salvation from sin is by grace through faith
Does GMNF provide financial support?
We support individuals and families who are sent out by their churches or mission agencies. We also hire missionaries and personnel global to serve in a wide array of prison ministries.
How does GMNF accept financial donations and support?
GMNF is solely supported by the founder, Anton R. Williams and the Anton R Williams Living Trust, Anton R Williams Foundation of Grand Rapids MI and Anton R Williams Holding Co of Kalamazoo. GMNF does not request nor even accept any other donations or financial support
Does GMNF provide theological education?
GMNF through its internal institute is recommending internal personnel and mission partners use material from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
How does GMNF provide community for its internal missions personnel and missionary partners?
GMNF provides a forum on discourse platform to host bible studies, prayer services, missiological events as well as general spiritual formation. The discord link is here: https://discord.gg/ACm46JYWKm