Statement of Faith

DMC is a diverse body of believers, representing more than 100 churches in the Des Moines metro area. The DMC Statement of Faith is based in Biblical truth, with the purpose of unifying our families and staff with one belief statement.

Our Beliefs

  • Belief in the authority and reliability of the Bible as the inspired and infallible Word of God. The Bible is the complete and final revelation of God concerning all matters of faith, truth and practice. All truth is God's truth (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21). 
  • Belief in the omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent God who is sovereign over all (Revelation 4:2; Psalm 45:6; 139:8; Isaiah 66:1). His sovereignty is seen in acts of creation (Genesis 1:1,31), salvation (John 6:44), and continual care (Matthew 10:29-31; Hebrews 7:25).
  • Belief in the Trinity, of the one true God (Matthew 28:19), the deity of Jesus Christ (I Timothy 3:16; John 1:1; 10:30), His virgin birth (Luke 1:30-35), sinless life (Romans 8:3; Hebrews 4:15), miracles (Mark 1:27; John 2:11), atonement for our sins by His blood sacrifice (Matthew 26:28), His bodily resurrection (John 20:1-9), ascension, His personal return in power and glory (Mark 16:19, 13:26).
  • Belief in the Holy Spirit as teacher of God's Truth (John 14:17) and as giver of new life in Christ and who unites all believers in Christ (Titus 3:5).
  • Belief that man is the crown of God's creation. God endowed man with His image and gave him the responsibility to rule the earth (Genesis 1:26-27). Belief that sin has severely broken the relationships between God and man (Romans 3:23), man and himself, man and other men (James 4:1), and man and nature (Romans 8:20-22).
  • Belief that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, came to earth to offer cleansing for man's sin, and to heal these broken relationships through His cross (Romans 5:1-2). 
  • Belief that man cleansed through Christ must seek to live out his life in total commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord of life, which involves reestablishing all the original relationships God intended for him (Ephesians 4:1).
  • Belief in a need for clearly defined goals and objectives centered in the Word of God for the development and growth of the whole person (spiritual, mental, emotional, social and physical) and for the establishing of proper priority in an individual's life (Proverbs 1:7; I Corinthians 10:31). 
  • Belief that God established the family as the basic unit of society. Parents are ultimately responsible for the instruction and discipline of their children. The Christian School is simply an extension of the educational process of the family and the church providing a supportive basis of encouragement to the family and the church (Ephesians 5:22-33;Proverbs 22:6).
  • Belief that a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and God's Word is necessary for those who are involved in the educational process (faculty, staff, administration and board) (II Timothy 3:16).  
  • We believe a true Christian is one who has received Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord by faith. We believe good works to be the inevitable result of true faith (Romans 10:9; Ephesians 2:8; James 2:17-18;I John 2:3-4).