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What We Believe

What We Believe

The Christian Society for Kinesiology, Leisure, and Sport Studies is a faith-based professional organization that holds to basic Christian beliefs as articulated in the Apostle’s Creed. This creed is called the Apostles’ Creed not because it was produced by the apostles themselves but because it contains a brief summary of their teachings. It sets forth their doctrine “in sublime simplicity, in unsurpassable brevity, in beautiful order, and with liturgical solemnity.” In its present form it is dated no later than the fourth century. More than any other Christian creed, it may justly be called an ecumenical symbol of faith.

Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church [or church universal],*
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

* That is, the true Christian church from all times and all places.

Diversity Statement

The Christian Society for Kinesiology, Leisure, and Sport Studies strives to be a community of scholars, practitioners, and students informed and enriched by attentive and deliberate interaction with multiple cultures. We are an organization, anchored in Christ, which celebrates diversity as one facet of God’s creation. Our position on diversity encompasses acceptance and respect along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, and disability. We value the array of perspectives on the world that stimulates intellectual, personal, and spiritual growth; and we strive to address issues related to diversity in meaningful, constructive ways.