Twelve21 Global serves as an independent, non-denominational Christian mission organization. We affirm and strive to promote unity in the body of Christ but do not expect complete uniformity on all doctrinal issues. We honor the Apostle Paul’s instruction to avoid foolish arguments that produce quarrels (2 Timothy 2:23). We allow for—and value—diversity. All believers serving with Twelve21, however, should embrace these absolute truths:


We believe the Bible is God’s fully inspired, infallible, inerrant, and authoritative Word. (Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)


We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (1 Thessalonians 1:3-6; 1 Peter 1:1-3; John 14:7-11; Hebrews 1:1-3; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1-5; 14-17)


We believe God reigns eternally as the author and creator of the universe. Immortal and eternal, he knows all things from beginning to end. Therefore, God rules over all things and deeply loves those God calls his children.

(Genesis 1; Isaiah 40:28; Exodus 3:14; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Hebrews 7:3,12:2. 1 Timothy 1:17; Revelation 1:8, 21:4,6; 22:13)


We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ (John 8:58; John 10:30):

  • His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:27-35)
  • His sinless life (1 Peter 2:22; Matthew 4:1-11)
  • His miracles (Matthew 14:25-33; John 20:30-31)
  • His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood (Hebrews 2:17; Romans 5:8; 1 John 2:2)
  • His bodily resurrection (Acts 2:22-24; Luke 24:5, 6, 36-43; John 20:27-29)
  • His ascension to the right hand of God (Luke 24:50-51)
  • His return in power in glory (Revelation 19:11-16)

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, who indwells and enables every Christian to live a godly life. The Spirit empowers believers to serve others, utilize their gifting, and produce fruit. (John 14:16-17, 15:5; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 12:4-7; Galatians 5:22-25)


We believe salvation depends totally on God and his grace. The new birth of a believer comes through faith in Christ alone. Repentance is vital to saving faith in Jesus Christ and not a separate work. We do not believe any actions—such as baptism, prayer, a reformed lifestyle, or faithful service—can be added to repentant faith as a condition for eternal salvation. (Ephesians 2:8-9, Acts 20:21; Hebrews 6:1; 2 Peter 3:9)

We believe all true believers keep their salvation forever. All believers can receive assurance in their salvation from the day they take Jesus as their Savior. (Luke 10:20; 2 Corinthians 5:1, 6–8; 2 Timothy 1:12; 1 John 5:13; John 5:24; Ephesians 1:3-14; John 10:29)

Law and Grace

We believe Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection set all Christians free from the law. The Holy Spirit empowers them to live by God’s grace. Our holy and righteous God cannot overlook the sin of his children. When they persistently sin, he lovingly chastens and corrects them. (Romans 6:14; John 1:17; John 14:16-17; 2 Corinthians 3:8; Galatians 5:24-25, Proverbs 3:11-12; Isaiah 6:1-5; Romans 3:25-26; Hebrews 12:9-11; 1 John 2:1-2; Revelation 3:19)


We believe in the bodily resurrection and judgment of all men. God will resurrect believers to enjoy eternal life with Him. He will resurrect unbelievers to suffer eternal judgment and separation from God. (Luke 16:19-26; Luke 23:39-43; Philippians 1:23; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10; Jude 6-7; Revelation 20:11-15)

the church

We believe the membership of Christ’s universal church includes all true believers in him. (Matthew 16:16-18; Acts 2:42-47; Romans 12:5; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Ephesians 1:19b-23; 2:19-21, 4:3-6; Colossians 3:14-15)

We believe God uses the local church (in various cultural and traditional forms) as the tool by which he accomplishes his work. (Acts 14:23; Ephesians 2:15b-16; Ephesians 4:15-16; Colossians 1:6; 1 Timothy 3:14-15; 1 Peter 2:5)

We believe a local church should practice the Biblical ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. (Acts 2:37-41; Matt 28:29; Rom 6:3-5; Gal. 3:26-28; 1 Cor. 10:16-17, 11:14-24; Matt. 26:26-29; Luke 22:19)


We believe the primary responsibility of all believers is to fulfill the Great Commission. We should place the command of making disciples above all other ambitions. (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:46-48; John 17:18, 20:21; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20)

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