The heart of Union Gospel Mission ministry is to glorify Jesus Christ through the evangelization and regeneration of the urban poor while worshiping with acts of mercy. To serve these ends, the Mission provides a Christ-centered environment, clothing, food, shelter, spiritual training, and a recovery program.
Statement of Faith
We believe there is one God in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, co-equal and co-eternal, but positionally distinct.
We believe in God, the Father, an infinite personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man, sinless in His life, teachings, and miracles, making atonement for the sins of the world through His shed blood. We believe in His burial, His bodily resurrection, His ascension into Heaven, His perpetual intercession for His people, and His personal visible return to the world according to His promise.
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide, to those that have received Him.
We believe the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority for determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, the Bible is inspired, infallible, and inerrant.
We believe that all men are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. The penalty for sin is eternal death. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are regenerated by the blood of Jesus Christ and will rejoice forever in God’s presence. Those who refuse to accept Christ as Savior and Lord will be forever separated from God in a place of conscious, eternal torment.
We believe in the Church – a living, spiritual organism of which Christ is the Head, and of which all regenerated people unite for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe that all human betterment, social improvement, and spiritual growth, are the inevitable by-products of His Gospel.
To advance the cause of Christianity, its morals, spiritual and social interests in the community, to spread the Gospel by the preached Word, by the printed Word, by personal testimony, and by personal work.
We believe in the personal visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the body, and final judgment, the eternal blessedness of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked.