Statement of Faith
- We believe the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error, and are the complete revelation of God’s will for the salvation of man, and the Divine and final authority for the Christian faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
- We believe in one God, creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
- We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross as the sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Furthermore He rose bodily from the dead on the third day and ascended into Heaven where He sits on the right hand of God and is now our High Priest and Advocate. (Philippians 2:5-8; Colossians 1:15; Matthew 1:18-25; 1 Peter 2:23-24; Matthew 28:1-6; Mark 16:19; Hebrews 9:24; 1 John 2:1-2)
- We believe at the moment of salvation, we receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, which is the third person of the God head, and are sealed unto the day of redemption. We believe that every Christian is commanded of God to be filled with the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19-20; Ephesians 1:13-14; 4:30; 5:18)
- We believe that God has given to every believer spiritual gifts for the purpose of edifying the church. When these spiritual gifts are properly used according to the scriptures, the focus will be on glorifying God and not on self-edifying of the individual believer. Although no specific verses tell us when these spiritual gifts will end, the scripture does give very clear direction as to the purpose and criteria for use of these gifts. All use of gifts at Westland Bible Mission will be in direct accordance with these principles and guidelines as to not create confusion in the body of believers. (1 Corinthians 12, 13, 14; Ephesians 4:11-16)
- We believe that man was created in the image of God, but fell into sin and now, therefore is lost. Only through confession of our sin and believing that Jesus Christ is Lord can salvation and eternal life now be obtained. (Genesis 1:26; 2:7; Romans 5:12; 3:23; Romans 10:9-11)
- We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only means for justification and salvation to all that believe. Only those who receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are born of the Holy Spirit and have thus become the children of God. (Colossians 1:13-14; Ephesians 2:8-10; Romans 3:24-25; John 1:12)
- We believe that the true Church is composed of all such persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ, of which He is the Head. We believe that only those who are members of the true Church shall be eligible for membership in Westland Bible Mission. (Ephesians 1:20-23; 5:23; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Matthew 3:13-17; 28:19-20)
- We believe in the personal and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and that this belief should have a vital bearing on the personal life and service of each believer. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; Revelation 2, 3, 4:1; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52)
- We believe in an eternal state of hell for the lost and an eternal state of heaven for the saved and both are conscious and everlasting. (Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 20:15; 22:3-5; Matthew 25:46)
Clark Canyon Bible Camp is a non-denominational camp that is a ministry of Westland Bible Mission. The first summer camping program was held at a Boy Scout camp near Lima, MT in 1975.
In 1981 Ellen & Leon Bernard of Lima donated property to serve as a permanent site for the camp and construction was begun. The first camping program at the current location was held that same summer.
Over the years many people have helped to build the camp ministry. For many years the camp operated for 2 weeks in the summer; one week for elementary students and one week for junior and senior high students. In the fall of 1998, Dale & Jill Stewart moved from Michigan to serve as the first full time Camp Directors. Many improvements were able to be completed to the buildings, allowing the camp to be available for use throughout the year. The camp now runs between 6 and 10 weeks of programs in the summer as well as serving as a resource for local churches and community groups throughout the year.