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Freedom in Christ Ministries was founded in 1989 by Dr. Neil T. Anderson while serving as a professor of practical theology. He realized Christians often needed helpful guidance with how to overcome their personal and spiritual conflicts so they could live free and fruitful in Christ. The results of his study and experience are his best-selling books, Victory Over the Darkness and The Bondage Breaker- along with a biblical, moral, and spiritual inventory called The Steps to Freedom in Christ. From that beginning FICM has grown to hundreds of trained staff and volunteers serving all around the nation and around the world.
The freedom in Christ approach focuses on several key areas of biblical truth. The first is to understand your new identity that comes from being In Christ. If anyone is in Christ they are a new creation…. The old has passed away and things have become new. Learn to appropriate the power of God’s truth into your life by genuine repentance and faith. The second major area is to establish a biblically balanced and practical approach to spiritual warfare and to exercise the authority that every believer has in Christ to overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil. Our defeat of the enemy of our souls is not a power encounter but a truth encounter. Jesus said you would know the truth and the truth will set you free.
We do not charge for our time spent in ministering to others. However we may ask participants to cover the cost of their materials and other direct expenses incurred, but these costs will always be nominal and explained in advance. T3 operates on a donation basis and we welcome your financial support through one time or recurring donations which can be made in person or online.
TD is a discipleship ministry. We provide biblically balanced tools to help believers reject lies and choose truth, having their minds renewed and their lives transformed in Christ. Any discipleship ministry that ignores the reality of the spiritual world will be fundamentally flawed. But our purpose is to help God’s people walk closely with the Lord Jesus, freely abiding in Him and bearing much fruit for His glory.
Every Christian is deeply loved by God, but not all experience that love. Likewise, every believer in Christ has been set free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:1-2), but not all are experiencing that freedom. We must stand firm and not allow ourselves to be enslaved again (Galatians 5:1)
Absolutely not. Every believer needs to know his or her new identity, position, authority and freedom in Christ. We all battle the traps of the world, sinful tendencies of the flesh and temptations, tricks, and taunts of the devil. Freedom in Christ approach is a discipleship ministry for the whole church so that all may walk intimately with Christ as His free and fruitful followers.
Although we hold to a very clear doctrinal statement, the ministry of T3 Discipleship is not to teach specific Christian doctrines but instead to focus on the core foundational truths of what it means to be a child of God. We find that in many Christan circles the basic message of discipleship can be lost because people are focusing more on the differences between churches and denominations rather than what we have in common through our saving faith in Jesus Christ. Our goal is not to compete with the local church but to rather compliment and support the ministry of the local church by specializing in re-establishing core foundational principles for Christian growth.
The Bible is the inspired, infallible, and only authoritative word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16,17; John 17:17; Matthew 5:18)
There is one true God, eternally existing in three persons–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit–each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality. (Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Peter 1:4; John 10:27-30; Acts 5:3,4)
Jesus Christ is God, the living Word, who became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. Hence, He is perfect Deity and true humanity united in one person forever. (John 1:1-4; Matthew 1:21-23; Philippians 2:5-11)
He lived a sinless life and voluntarily atoned for the sins of men by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone. (Isaiah 53:4-6; 1 Peter 2:24,25; Acts 4:12; John 3:16-18)
He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died. (1 Corinthians 15:1-6; Luke 24:36-43
He ascended bodily into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man, continually makes intercession for His own. (Acts 1:9-11; Hebrews 1:1-4; 1 Timothy 2:5,6; Hebrews 7:25)
Each human being is wonderfully and immutably created by God as either genetically male or genetically female. These two distinct and complementary genders together reflect the image of God. (Genesis 1:26,27)
All human life is sacred and of inestimable value. That includes the pre-born, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, as well as every other stage or condition of humanity from conception through natural death. (Psalm 139)
The original man sinned by disobeying God; thus, he was alienated from his Creator. That historical fall brought all mankind under divine condemnation. (Genesis 3:8-12; Romans 5:12-14; Romans 6:23)
Man’s nature from Adam is corrupted, and he is thus totally unable to please God. Every man is in need of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit. (Romans 5:12; Titus 1:15,16; Romans 8:7,8; Hebrews 11:6; John 3:5,6; Titus 3:3-7)
The salvation of man is wholly a work of God’s free grace and is not the work, in whole or in part, of human works or goodness or religious ceremony. God imputes His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, and thereby justifies them in His sight. (Ephesians 2:8,9; Romans 11:5,6; Galatians 2:15,16; Romans 3:21-26)
All true believers in Christ are children of God, new creations in Christ, saints who are free to walk in newness of life in Him though never achieving sinless perfection in this life. (John 1:12; 1 John 3:1; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 Corinthians 1:2; Romans 6:4-7; 1 John 1:8)
It is the privilege of all who are born again of the Spirit to be assured of their salvation from the very moment in which they trust Christ as their Savior. This assurance is not based upon any kind of human merit, but is produced by the witness of the Holy Spirit, who confirms in the believer the testimony of God in His written Word. (Romans 8:15,16; 1 John 5:11-13; John 5:24)
The Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to men. He convicts and draws sinners to Christ, imparts new life to them, continually indwells them from the moment of spiritual birth, and seals them until the day of redemption. His fullness, power, and control are appropriated in the believer’s life by faith. (John 15:26; John 16:7-11; John 3:5,6; 1 Corinthians 6:19,20; Ephesians 1:13,14; Ephesians 5:18-21)
Every believer is called to live in the power of the indwelling Spirit so that he will not fulfill the lust of the flesh, but will bear fruit to the glory of God. (Galatians 5:16-23; 2 Corinthians 3:17,18)
God has established marriage as a lifelong, exclusive union between one genetic male and one genetic female. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6)
Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, His Body, which is composed of all men, living and dead, who have been joined to Him through saving faith. (Ephesians 1:23,24; Colossians 1:18-20)
God admonishes His people to assemble together regularly for worship, for participation in ordinances, for edification through the Scriptures, and for mutual encouragement. (Hebrews 10:24,25; 1 Corinthians 11:22-26; Matthew 28:19; Colossians 3:16)
At physical death the believer enters immediately into eternal, conscious fellowship with the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting glory and blessing. (2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:21-23; 1 Corinthians 15:51-57)
At physical death the unbeliever enters immediately into eternal, conscious separation from the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to judgment and everlasting condemnation. (2 Thessalonians 1:6-10; Revelation 20:11-15)
Jesus Christ will come again to the earth–personally, visibly, and bodily–to consummate history and the eternal plan of God. (Philippians 3:20,21; Ephesians 1:9,10; 1 Corinthians 15:20-29; Revelation 1:4-8; Revelation 22:20,21)
The Lord Jesus Christ commanded all believers to proclaim the gospel throughout the world and to disciple men of every nation. The fulfillment of that Great Commission requires that all worldly and personal ambitions be subordinated to a total commitment to “Him who loved us and gave Himself for us.” (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Colossians 1:27-29; Revelation 5:9,10; 2 Corinthians 5:11-16; Galatians 2:20)