Statement of Faith

The Run to Me Foundation is Protestant, Reformed, and Evangelical. Our ministry is borne out of Saylorville Church, Des Moines, Iowa, and therefore, we share their Statement of Faith.

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Heart of our ministry

The heart of our ministry centers on our theological beliefs. We are:



What is the gospel?

The gospel is the absolute truth that Jesus Christ – God incarnate as a flawless man – lived a perfect life on earth; died a substitutionary and atoning death for the sins of the world; and was resurrected from the dead on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:3-5).

Each person who responds to this message and repents of their sin; believes in the person and work of Christ; and trusts in His work alone – is forgiven of their sins and raised to a new life in Christ (Galatians 2:20, Romans 10:9-10, John 5:24).

Each person who rejects God’s provision of salvation through Jesus Christ will be judged and face the just punishment of eternal death in hell for their sins (John 3:18, Romans 2:5, Revelation 20:12-15).

Is the gospel clear to you? Are you interested to know more? Contact us -we’d love to share more.

Our ministry and the gospel

We take the gospel very seriously because it’s the very means by which our merciful and loving God grants us a saving knowledge of Himself (Ephesians 1:13, Ephesians 3:6).

Every team member in our ministry has experienced the life-transforming power of the gospel, and we believe that God has appointed us to make His gospel be heard, so that He may grant repentance and belief.

We are passionate about reaching people with God’s life-giving gospel, at the same time we acknowledge that our own sinful hearts wander (2 Corinthians 11:3, 2 Peter 3:17) and we depend on Christ to shepherd us in ministry life (1 Peter 2:25).

Interested in learning more about the people behind our ministry? Go to our story or find out more about our team.

The glorious truth of the gospel

“For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.
2 Corinthians 5:14-15

Photo insert: Believer’s baptism for ministry co-founder Fredrik Sandberg. Read more about our story.



Christ our role model

In all we do we seek to exalt Christ our Savior while wearing humility and meekness (1 Corinthians 1:30-31, 1 Corinthians 2:1-2). He who loved us first (1 John 4:19) is now our surpassing love (Philippians 3:7-8).

We marvel that the King of heaven would leave His glory, take on the role of a servant, and go of His own accord to the cross (Philippians 2:6-8, John 10:17-18).

We look to Jesus’ example to learn loving obedience (John 14:31), servant-hood (Mark 10:45), and compassion (Mark 6:34) in ministry life.

Christ’s Lordship over us

We also have the undeserved privilege of working under Christ’s Lordship (2 Corinthians 6:1, 1 Thessalonians 3:2) and experiencing His fellowship (John 14:21, Revelation 3:20). We seek to revere and rest in His sovereignty over our ministry.

We acknowledge that our efforts will prosper only by our obedience and submission to God’s will and not through our own plans, purposes and efforts (Psalm 127:1-2, Revelation 3:7, John 15:7-8).

The Lord has directed us to Psalm 127:1-2 as our cornerstone verse as we learn to walk and work with Christ in ministry life.

Our cornerstone verse

“Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.”
Psalm 127:1-2



Supremacy of God’s Word

We believe that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, infallible, sufficient, all-powerful Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:13). God’s Word transcends fallen human thinking (Isaiah 55:8-9, 1 Corinthians 1:25, 1 Corinthians 2:16). Only by the Word of God can we discern right from wrong and truth from error (Psalm 119:104, Proverbs 22:20-21).

Dependence on the Bible

Without the Bible, our ministry will inevitably stray, lack fruit and fail (Proverbs 7:1-5, John 15:5, Matthew 7:24-27). It’s incumbent upon us to respond to the Lord’s gracious provision of His supreme wisdom with a teachable spirit and zeal. It’s our heart’s desire for God’s Word to forge our identity, determine our work patterns and practices, and shape the online resources we create.

Find out more in our methods section.

Dependence on the Holy Spirit

We acknowledge the role of the Holy Spirit in teaching us Biblical truth, as well as sanctifying us and sustaining our personal relationship with Christ (1 John 2:27, 2 Corinthians 3:18, John 14:15-17). We are also thankful for His work in allowing us to understand and respond sensitively to the world around us (1 Corinthians 2:12-13). Maintaining a Biblical worldview has never been more important, as radical secularization and moral relativism increasingly grip western society 1-3.

Sharing truth

Christ’s words are a safe-haven for us (John 16:33), and because of Him, we have a sincere longing to reach the lost and hurting so that they may believe and find their refuge in His incorruptible Word too (Matthew 24:35).

View more about our vision or go straight to the resources we produce.

References Link

1. Pew Research Center. Atheists. Religious Landscape Study, 2014. Full text
2. Mohler, A. The way the world thinks: meeting the natural mind in the mirror and in the marketplace. Desiring God 2010 National Conference, 2010. Full text
3. The Barna Group. The trends shaping a post-truth era. Articles in Culture and Media, 2018. Full text