What We Believe

Mission Statement
The key words in the Mission Statement are CONNECT and REACH. Connect is another way to communicate fellowship. Connect, or fellowship, is a key ingredient to In the Dirt. We value the relationships that are being developed as a result of this ministry and we are living the Biblical principal that we are better together than riding solo! Reach is another way to communicate evangelism. Reach, or evangelism, is also a key ingredient to In the Dirt. We believe the life of Jesus Christ is the good news that needs to be lived and shared – Evangelism. So, we want to reach other riders with our simple story that God has changed our lives with the promises found in His Word, the Bible, and claiming the promises that give us hope and assurance in our eternal destination.

Who We Are
In the Dirt consists of a variety of singles and family groups. We have a range from younger families with kids in diapers, to veteran families that have three generations participating in our rides. We have men who race everywhere and men who shadow the kids around. We have women who ride, and women who love to “hold down the fort” in camp. We have teenagers overtaking their fathers, and peewees scraping their knees for the first time. We are a family friendly ministry that combines dirt bike/quad riding with camping. We lace our outings with relational relevance along with Biblical teaching and prayer. The mix of riding and in depth interaction combines our hobby with our love for the Lord and our desire to use the gifts He has given us for His eternal glory. So if you are a beginner, or a veteran, a recreational rider, or a racer, ride a bike, a quad, drive a Jeep, a sand rail, or a dune buggy, we would love you to join us for a weekend IN THE DIRT.

What We Believe

God is bigger and better and closer than we can imagine. The Bible is God’s perfect guidebook for living. Jesus is God showing himself to us. Through His Holy Spirit, God lives in and through us now. Nothing in creation just happened. God made it all. Grace is the only way to have a relationship with God. Faith is the only way to grow in our relationship with God. God has allowed evil to provide us with a choice, God can bring good even out of evil events and God promises victory over evil to those who choose him. Heaven and hell are real places. Death is a beginning, not the end. The church is to serve people like Jesus served people.. Jesus is coming again. In the Dirt is taking church to the desert.

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14

Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates man from God. Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1,2

Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence. John 3:16; John 2:25; John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; 1 John 5:11-12; Matthew 25:31-46

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of kings, and Lord of lords. Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13

Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10,14; 1 Peter 1:3-5

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily. 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1

The Bible is God’s word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)

If you have questions about anything on this page or you want to know more about becoming a Christian, please don’t hesitate to ask one of the leaders at any of our rides. There are many people in our group that would be more then happy to help you find the answers you’re looking for.