Who We Are

The Houston Diaspora Coalition provides holistic ministry, evangelism, discipleship, church planting, and church leadership development to Houston's diaspora people groups until such time that there are no remaining unengaged-unreached people groups (UUPG) on the earth. This is pursued through a city-wide strategy to establish indigenously-led churches among every unreached people group (UPG) in Houston until each church reproduces a church among its homeland people.

Basis of Cooperation

1. MEMBERSHIP

Members agree to the Statement of Faith, maintain accurate information about themselves on the website, and pledge to utilize volunteers to advance the purpose of the coalition by ministering to Houston’s diaspora.

2. AUTONOMY AND RESPECT

The Houston Diaspora Coalition is a network of diverse and autonomous Christian entities who are not required to compromise their distinctives in order to participate.  Member organizations must agree to the Statement of Faith and demonstrate actions that reflect their agreement with orthodox Christian faith.

3. ENDORSEMENT

Each member is free to endorse other members’ work and recommend volunteer participation but is not required to do so.

 

4. RESPONSIBILITIES

Meetings will be held only as necessary in order to respect the demands each member faces.  The only responsibility is to ensure website information is up to date and that inquiries will receive a prompt response.

 

5. REMOVAL

A member’s information will be removed from the website if the member ceases to function within orthodox Christian faith (per the Statement of Faith), or is not providing ministry to Houston’s diaspora.

Statement of Faith

Nicene Creed

The Nicene Creed predates theological and denominational divisions and so represents an excellent basis for understanding historic orthodox Christian faith.

We believe in one God, The Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible. We believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only Begotten Son of God, Begotten of the Father before all ages, God from God, Light from Light, True God from True God, Begotten not created, of the same essence as the Father, through whom all things were made. Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary and became human. Who for us too, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, suffered and was buried. The third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his Kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and life-giver, Who proceeds from the Father and the Son. Who together with the Father and Son is worshiped and glorified. Who spoke by the prophets. We believe in one holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sin, and we look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the age to come. Amen.