THE 3 STRAND CORD
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:12, NIV)
We envision a ministry community working fluidly and humbly in under one Lord, One Faith & One Baptism for the sake of the gospel. (Ephesians 4:5)
Serve strategic partnerships in gospel-centered ministry by exploring, refining and sharing solutions for challenges in ministry.
Just as we have been called into co-mission with our creator, we call others into like minded partnerships where we can share the burden of ministry within the context of our gifting.
CORD is a uniquely formed to support ministry partners in unique circumstances. We seek out relationships with independent strategic partners that are bringing the gospel to the un-reached around the world. In order to meet the demands of these unique circumstances we allow our beliefs to inspire a process of exploration, refining and sharing tools and solutions for the challenges of ministry.
Board of Directors
Mike is the co-founder of Cord and serves as the board chairman. He has been in full time christian ministry since 1979.
Bruce serves actively on the board of Steer Incorporated and has 30+ years of ministry experience on not-for-profit boards.
Dan has been in full time Christian ministry for 35+ years in both non-profit and church ministries.
Nate is one of the co-founders of Cord, serving as it's first missionary contractor in Thailand for 10 years. He now serves as a pastor in Colorado in addition to his Cord work.
Bonita is one of the co-founders of Cord and has served in ministry alongside her husband Mike since 1979. Bonita has served with several non-profit organizations as both staff and as a board member.
Mike currently serves as a chaplain in a hospice care ministry out of Texas. Mike has served in full time ministry since 1984 as a rural church pastor then chaplain for hospitals and hospice programs.
We believe in the verbal inspiration, inerrancy, and plenary authority of both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible and that it is the only rule of faith and practice. (II Timothy 3:16-17)
We believe in the triune God (the Trinity): Father (Genesis 1:1); Son (John 1:1-3, 14 & 10:30); Holy Spirit (John 4:24; Matthew 28:19).
We believe in the virgin birth and the deity of Jesus Christ. (Luke 1:34-35; Colossians 2:9)
We believe the Holy Spirit is the Person who convicts the world of sin, and regenerates, indwells, enlightens, and guides the believer. (John 16:7-8; I Corinthians 3:16)
We believe in the death, burial, bodily resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ, and His Lordship. (Acts 2:32; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Philippians 2:9-11)
We believe in the personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ and the bodily resurrection of humanity. (Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:11-15)
We believe in the depravity of all humanity and their lost condition by nature. (Romans 3:19, 23)
We believe in the shed blood of Jesus Christ as the only atonement for sins. (Romans 3:25; Hebrews 9:22)
We believe humanity can only be justified before God by grace through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. (Acts 13:38-39; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
We believe in the eternal, conscious punishment of all unsaved humanity. (Rev. 20:11-15)
We believe those who receive Jesus Christ as Savior may have full assurance of their salvation based on the promises of Scripture. Additionally, true saints will persevere. (John 10:28-29)
We believe all true believers in Jesus Christ are members of the body of Christ, the Church. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13)
We believe all believers are called into a life of personal holiness, including separation from sinful practices. (James 4:4; Romans 12:1-2; 1 John 2:15-17; 1 Peter 1:15-16)
We believe all true followers of Christ should be baptized and participate in the ordinance of communion. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:41, 8:26-28; Colossians 2:12; I Corinthians 11:23-30)
We believe in the personality of Satan and his present work in this world. (Job 1:6-7)
We believe followers of Christ are commissioned to make disciples through the proclamation of the Gospel by deed and word to all the world. (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8)
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling and baptism, occurring at the moment of salvation, the Christian is enabled to live a godly life through the Holy Spirit's continual filling (control) as a result of obedience to the Word. Every Spirit-filled Christian will demonstrate the fruit of the Holy Spirit and utilize his spiritual gifts under submission to the church leaders according to Biblical principles. (John 14:21, 16:7-8; I Corinthians 1:7, 12:13, 14:22, 32:40; Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 5:18; I Peter 4:10).