Statement of Faith
Final Authority for Matters of Belief and Conduct
The statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of Snowbird’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our Executive Team is Snowbird’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
The Bible is the Word of God, written by men, divinely inspired of God and is sufficient for salvation, for trusting him completely, and for obeying him faithfully.
2 Timothy 3:16-17, Deuteronomy 4:2; Proverbs 30:5-6; Psalm 119; 1 Peter 2:1-3
God eternally exists in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Each person is fully God, and there is one God. (
Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:4-6; 1 Peter 1:2; Jude 20-21
Man, created in the image and likeness of God, fell into the bondage of sin through the temptation of Satan. Now, because of the inherited sin nature handed down to all of mankind because of Adam’s sin, human beings are spiritually dead and in need of a Savior.
Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 5:1-2; Genesis 3; Romans 3:9-19; Romans 5:12-19; Ephesians 2:1-2
The salvation of sinners is wholly by grace through the atonement of our sins by Jesus Christ, who by the Holy Spirit was born of the virgin Mary and took upon Himself our nature, yet without sin, fully God and fully man.
Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 2:17; 4:15; Luke 1:26- 37; Philippians 2:5-11; 1 Corinthians 15; 2 Corinthians 5:11-21; 1 Peter 2: 22-25
The blessings of salvation are offered freely to all who by repenting put their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. Salvation is impossible apart from Jesus Christ. All true believers endure to the end by the power of God.
Matthew 10:22; John 1:11-14; 3:16, 36; 10:27-29 Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:31; Romans 3:23-25; 10:9-10; Acts 20:21; 2 Corinthians 7:9-10; Philippians 1:6; Hebrews 3:14; 1 Peter 1:5; 1 John 1:9
The Lord Jesus Christ, who was resurrected from the tomb and ascended into Heaven, will visibly and powerfully return to earth in power and glory. After this there will be a final judgment for all mankind, the righteous to eternal life and the unrighteous to eternal punishment.
Matthew 25:31-46; 28:5-7; John 14:3; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Acts 1:7-11; Revelation 1:7; 20:11-15
Statement on Sanctify of Life
We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life.
Statement on Marriage, Gender & Sexuality
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:26-27). Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2:18-25). We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (1 Corinthians 6:18; 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4). We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God (Matthew 15:18-20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10).
We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters as the local Body of Christ and to provide a biblical role model to Snowbird members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by Snowbird in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality (Matthew 5:16; Philippians 2:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:22).
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).
We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31). Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters.
Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the exposition of Scripture and personal relationships in order to equip the Church to impact this generation.