Principles of Strong Hands Enterprises, LLC
Strong Hands Enterprises focuses on Biblical education. As such, it is not primarily a “women’s ministry” nor a “youth/college ministry.” Strong Hands seeks to provide education and training to any age that can understand and use what is being taught.
Strong Hands believes that God, through His Word, transforms the mind and heart, and therefore focuses the majority of its resources on developing a clear understanding of Scripture from its historical, cultural, and geographical context.
Strong Hands neither promotes itself nor accepts opportunities on the basis of personality or name recognition, rather it seeks to follow the lead of the Holy Spirit in each situation.
Strong Hands' purpose is not to create a separate social context for participants as they receive the Word of God, but is to equip participants with the Word of God so that they can mature in the contexts of which they are already a part.
Strong Hands realizes that foundational Bible knowledge must be simple-to-understand, clearly-presented, and retain the integrity of conservative, biblical scholarship. Personal interaction and questions are encouraged.
Statement of Faith
We confess and agree with the Apostles' Creed:
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried.
He descended into hell.
On the third day He arose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
from whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
We hold that
The Bible alone is the inspired and authoritative Word of God for faith and practice. Salvation is received through faith in Jesus Christ alone and is initiated by God's grace, not as a result of one's meritorious works, so that He alone receives all glory.
In Fall 2010, the original idea for Strong Hands Enterprises was to address both the physical fitness and spiritual fitness needs of those in the Columbia, SC area. It quickly became apparent that while there was overwhelming access to physical fitness resources, there was a felt need for clear Bible content not only in Columbia but beyond.
Because of the number of opportunities to teach the Story of the Bible, women's events, retreats, and workplace studies, in June 2012, the process of becoming a non-profit organization was researched. This research revealed that starting a non-profit would require personnel and financial resources beyond its current capacity. For maximal financial accountability, minimal structural red-tape and great flexibility to follow the opportunities that arise, Strong Hands Enterprises incorporated as an LLC in October 2012 with the express purpose of functioning as a Bible educational and equipping ministry.