Statement of Faith

I’ve often wondered how any person who spends time in the great outdoors can believe that all its beauty and majesty happened by accident. The Bible tells us in Romans 1:20 “For since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities, His eternal power and divine nature have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” As I look out over a vast desert landscape, a high mountain stream, or snow capped mountains, I am always in awe of the majesty of creation. God’s fingerprint is everywhere proclaiming His glory.

I am humbled by such a God as this. A God who sent his beloved son, Jesus Christ, to die on a cross for each one of us who believes on Him. Jesus said “I am the way, the truth and the life. He who believes in me shall not perish but have everlasting life.” I thank God for the free gift of salvation, forgiveness and eternal life. I thank the Lord for the great outdoors and the opportunity to get out and enjoy it as a hunter, a sportsman and an outdoorsman. I am thankful for the opportunity to be able to enjoy this lifestyle, to live my dream and to assist other people in experiencing nature.

The Bible tells us in Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” I believe that as servants of the Lord and stewards of the land it is our obligation and responsibility to conserve and preserve the great outdoors and its wildlife. Therefore, future generations may enjoy, love and appreciate that which was given to man freely – the great outdoors. Thank you, Lord.

-Tim Mercier

Our home church: Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel