9 Innings Mission

Mission

9 Innings ministry exists to equip and encourage athletes to become kingdom warriors, true worshipers of the most High God in everything we do. Whether it be a game of baseball or persecution, we will glorify Christ on and off the field and to the ends of the earth.

Why we exist?

9 innings ministry was formed after God burdened my heart for the people of Exuma. Gods desire is for His children to fully surrender, die to themselves, and follow Jesus Christ. We are using our God given talents through baseball as a tool to disciple young boys and girls through the 9th inning.

What does 9 innings mean?

A complete game of baseball consist of 9 innings. The number nine in scripture represents completeness or finality. There are 9 fruits of the spirit and we incorporate these principals into our discipleship training. Jesus Christ also died on the 9th hour and then rose victorious. Here at 9 innings we will train kingdom warriors to run the race, finish strong, and by the blood of Jesus Christ we will also be victorious. 

Mission Statement of Faith

1. Scripture, the Word of God Written

 We believe that the Bible, consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is the infallible Word of God. We believe that God’s intentions, revealed in the Bible, are the supreme and final authority in testing all claims about what is true and what is right.

2. The Trinity, One God as Three Persons

We believe in one living, sovereign, and all-glorious God, eternally existing in three infinitely excellent and admirable Persons:

3. God’s Eternal Purpose and Election

We believe that God’s election is an unconditional act of free grace which was given through His Son Christ Jesus before the world began. By this act God chose, before the foundation of the world, those who would be delivered from bondage to sin and brought to repentance and saving faith in His Son Christ Jesus.

4. God’s Creation of the Universe and Man

We believe that God created the universe, and everything in it, out of nothing, by the Word of His power.  

5. Man’s Sin and Fall from Fellowship with God

We believe that, although God created man morally upright, he was led astray from God’s Word and wisdom by the subtlety of Satan’s deceit, and chose to take what was forbidden.

6. Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Son of God

We believe that in the fullness of time God sent forth His eternal Son as Jesus the Messiah, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary.We believe that, when the eternal Son became flesh, He took on a fully human nature, so that two whole, perfect, and distinct natures were inseparably joined together in one Person, without confusion or mixture. Thus the Person, Jesus Christ, was and is truly God and truly man, yet one Christ and the only Mediator between God and man.

7. The Saving Work of Christ

We believe that by His perfect obedience to God and by His suffering and death as the immaculate Lamb of God, Jesus Christ obtained forgiveness of sins and the gift of perfect righteousness for all who trusted in God prior to the cross and all who would trust in Christ thereafter. 

8. The Saving Work of the Holy Spirit

We believe that, apart from the effectual work of the Spirit, no one would come to faith, because all are dead in trespasses and sins; that they are hostile to God, and morally unable to submit to God or please Him, because the pleasures of sin appear greater than the pleasures of God. Gods mission throughout the pages of the bible was from hence forth a plan of redemption.

9. The Justifying Act of God

We believe that in a free act of righteous grace God justifies the ungodly by faith alone apart from works, pardoning their sins, and reckoning them as righteous and acceptable in His presence. Faith is thus the sole instrument by which we, as sinners, are united to Christ, whose perfect righteousness and satisfaction for sins is alone the ground of our acceptance with God. 

10. Christ’s Commission to Make Disciples of All Nations

We believe that the commission given by the Lord Jesus to make disciples of all nations is binding on His Church to the end of the age. This task is to proclaim the Gospel to every tribe and tongue and people and nation, baptizing them, teaching them the words and ways of the Lord, and gathering them into churches able to fulfill their Christian calling among their own people. 

11. Death, Resurrection, and the Coming of the Lord

We believe that when Christians die they are made perfect in holiness,are received into paradise, and are taken consciously into the presence of Christ, which is more glorious and more satisfying than any experience on earth.