Christian Coaches Network International is the leading credentialing agency in the field of professional Christian coaching. Since 1998, CCNI has advocated and promoted the highest standards of excellence and ethics in professional practice. As such, CCNI recognizes and promotes faith-based coach training programs built on the solid concepts of this emerging discipline. CCNI credentials coaches who meet the rigor of professionalism and honor the role of faith in their professional practice. CCNI also helps individual coaches stay connected to the information they need to succeed in their profession and their business.
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We fulfill our vision by providing education, community, and resources worldwide to Christian coaches.
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This statement of faith reflects the beliefs of the senior leadership of Christian Coaches Network International.
As it states in our membership information, “Christian Coaches Network International welcomes Bible believing coaches who profess the Lordship of Jesus Christ and aspire to live according to His teachings. As a group, we aim to focus on shared beliefs and values, while supporting one another in professional association.”
If it is important for you to know further details about the specific beliefs of an individual CCNI member coach, read their profile or ask them. They will be happy to outline their personal convictions. The member profile lists Christian viewpoint (conservative/evangelical, moderate, liberal, Catholic, or other), denomination, and a personal statement of faith or comments about their faith.
The core beliefs that follow provide the foundation upon which the senior leadership of Christian Coaches Network International stands. These beliefs provide the solid personal underpinning upon which all else is built and a fixed reference point in the midst of instability.
We believe that the entire Bible (from Genesis to Revelation) was put by God, into men's minds, who wrote it down with their own words and style. It is the only written Word of God. It is true and without error in all that it says. It is the only faultless authority in Christian faith and everything to do with living the Christian life.
2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 3:16, 17
We believe man is different from every other living creature. Man is unique as a moral, thinking being created in the image of God. The historic fall of man into sin, (through the first man Adam) brought all people under God's judgment.
Genesis 1:27; Romans 5:18,19; Romans 6:23
We believe that the Lord Jesus died and shed His blood for our sins according to the scriptures. He died as our substitute, that all who believe this and accept Him as their personal Savior are saved from God's divine judgment.
Romans 5:8 - 10; John 3:16, 17; 2 Corinthians 5:21
We believe in the physical, personal resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead, who ascended to heaven, and is presently there as our intercessor and advocate.
Luke 24:34 - 43; 1John 2:1; Romans 8:34
Only Way of Salvation
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only Savior. There is no other way to receive forgiveness of sins. God invites people to respond to Him as Savior and Lord in a personal commitment of repentance and faith.
John 14:6; Acts 4:12; John 8:24
Return of Christ
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is coming very soon to take all true believers to be with Him. There will be a bodily resurrection of all deceased believers and the rapture of all living believers. Later, He will also return personally and visibly to this earth to set up His kingdom.
1Thessalonians 4:13 - 17; Matthew 24:29, 30
Rejection of Christ
We believe all who have rejected God's free offer of salvation in His Son will be judged and receive everlasting punishment and separation from God's presence.
John 3:16 - 18, 36; Revelation 20:10-15
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts people of sin, leads them to be spiritually born again, comes to live in the believer, and guides them in their Christian life.
Romans 8:9,14; John 16:7-9; John 14: 16,17, 26
We believe that the church (all Christians) is the dwelling place of God through the Holy Spirit and that all believers should come together with Christ as their gathering center for the purpose of worship, prayer, exposure to the scriptures, and fellowship, and then go out to a lost world with the gospel. Believers have the responsibility to maintain moral and doctrinal purity within the church.
1 Corinthians 3:16, 17; Acts 2:42-47; 2 Corinthians 5:18 - 20; 1 Corinthians 5:12,13