Statement of Faith

Calling of the Fishermen (Christ Calling Peter and Andrew), by Harry Anderson

Mindful Christian Living does not hold to any creedal confessions or align with any form of Christian denomination. All individuals of any professed Christian faith are welcomed and encouraged to explore, learn, grow, and increase their own personal faith in Jesus Christ.

Mindful Christian Living holds to the foundational belief that Jesus is the Christ, Son of the Living God (Matthew 16:16-18) and that all are called forth to Come unto Christ as true disciples. This is accomplished through the 10 pillars of Christian Spiritual Disciplines.

We believe that Jesus Christ lived out those principle truths as he taught them. That these spiritual truths provide each of us comfort, wisdom, and guidance in a growing turbulent and troublesome time. It is up to each individual in how they are to apply those spiritual truths in their own lives.

We believe that while individuals struggle with adversity, sin, and other challenges in their lives – there is only one sure way of forgiveness, healing, and restoration – and that is through the Infinite Atonement of Jesus Christ. Our faith in him ought to strengthen us each day.

We believe that salvation through Jesus Christ is one of great cost. True discipleship requires that we put to death the old man so that we may rise as a new creation (Colossians 3:5-11).

We believe that through mindful and meditative reading and studying of the scriptures helps each individual find relevant, reliable, and sufficient sustaining principles of the Gospel through personal revelation. Such principles and spiritual truths are empowering when properly applied to our lives as a means to cultivate and mature in spirit and truth.

We believe that through contemplative and meditative prayer and fasting anchors our faith in Christ as we seek to learn, grow, and apply spiritual truths in our personal lives. Through this process, we believe that the Holy Spirit operates in guiding us into all wisdom truth and understanding of the teachings of the Savior.

We believe that through proper mindful worship – we draw closer to our Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ. Such worship is personal as well as when we fellowship with others.

We believe that mindful ministry and missionary work (evangelism) begins when we ourselves have become truly converted and striving toward living out the principle truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Such ministry is more on who we are and how we live our lives as opposed to what we believe and what right doctrine others ought to have.

We believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is one where we engage in being of service to others. As the Apostle Paul taught – nothing compares to that as the ability to show charity (1 Corinthians 13:4-13; Colossians 3:14-16; 1 Peter 4:7-11).

We believe in the proper understanding of good stewardship. Stewardship of one’s health and wellness, finances, relationships, personal character and integrity, and all spiritual callings a person is engaged in.

We believe that mindfulness requires personal solitude and times of quietness where we exercise our ability to recognize the still small voice of the Holy Spirit and faithfully walk in wisdom and truth.

We believe that when we engage in journaling our spiritual journey, insights, prayers, and personal struggles, such discipline not only helps us in times of need – such discipline leaves behind a legacy for others to gain greater understanding of our own faith and progress toward spiritual perfection.

We believe that genuine discipleship requires learning. Learning from past mistakes in order to grow, endure, and overcome. Learning to apply principle truths of the Gospel in our own lives. Learning ways to be of service to others and act upon the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Learning ways to increase in joy and peace that only the Savior provides.

We believe that these spiritual disciplines, and being genuine disciples of Jesus Christ, requires that of perseverance and endurance. We are called to overcome as Christ has overcome all things (John 16:25-33).