KAP Statement of Beliefs
At the King’s Arms Project, we believe that there is no such thing as a hopeless case. We refuse to give up on anybody and believe that those facing poverty of any kind can have a bright future.
We treat all people equally and work with people of all backgrounds, religions, races and sexual orientations without discrimination.
We aim to relieve physical, mental and financial hardship particularly but not exclusively among the homeless or those at risk of homelessness and to promote and preserve good health by the provision of funds, goods or services including through the provision of Outreach, Accommodation and Opportunity.
We believe that God is good. Our Christian identity underpins everything that we do. Motivated by our faith, we are committed to following the teaching and example of Jesus Christ in his identification with those who are poor, vulnerable or forgotten.
We aim to advance the Christian faith in accordance with our Principal Objectives, as detailed in our annual report (which can be found on the Charity Commission Website), in Bedford and in such other parts of the United Kingdom or the world as the trustees may from time to time think fit.
As such, many roles therefore have a genuine occupational requirement that the post-holder be a Christian. Each role is assessed individually to determine whether there is an ‘occupational requirement’ for a Christian faith.
We base our Christian believe in:
• The one true God who lives eternally in three persons – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
• The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the World.
• The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God – fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
• The dignity of all people, made male and female in God’s image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
• The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ – born of the Virgin Mary, truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
• The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross; dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
• The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruit of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the World.
• The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
• The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
• The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers – given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit’s gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
• The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgment, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.