a Christian non-profit working to strengthen individuals in the Middle East and North Africa — to empower their communities through Christ.
SAT-7 believes that true faith in God can only come through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, as expressed in the Nicene Creed and Lausanne Covenant.
The Nicene Creed, later called the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed, is one of the oldest and most widely recognized ecumenical professions of faith used in Christian liturgy. It has been cited as perhaps the best description and definition of Christianity ever written. In its 381 version, the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed states:
We Believe in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, Begotten from His Father before all ages, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.
Who for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary, and was made man, and was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate.
He suffered and was buried, and the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of God the Father. And He shall come again in glory to judge both the living and the dead; and His kingdom shall have no end.
We Believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life, who proceeds from the Father, Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, Who spoke by the prophets.
We Believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. And we look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.
The Lausanne Covenant is one of the more influential modern statements of Christian faith, a longer document including a specific reaffirmation of the Nicene Creed and an elaboration of fifteen beliefs. The Covenant was written and adopted by 2,300 evangelicals from 150 nations at the International Congress of World Evangelization held in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The Lausanne Covenant commits the Christian Church by applying the Gospel in relevant ways (evangelism, education, edification, transformation) in a rapidly changing world. The Covenant expresses a desire to obey and honor God by sharing Christ and Christianity among people—loving them—and within all cultures—respecting beauty but rejecting sin—across the globe. Read the full English language text of the Lausanne Covenant.
These statements of faith ground SAT-7’s Vision and Mission and guide the organization in program production, selection, and airing, personnel and policy decisions, and ministry with its viewers and supporting constituency.
Founded in 1995 and launched on air in 1996, SAT-7 is a Christian satellite television ministry based in Cyprus and broadcasting daily in Arabic, Farsi, and Turkish throughout the 25 countries of the Middle East and North Africa, along with 50 countries in Europe.