Ministry Philosophy

This statement provides the framework for ongoing ministry opportunities. This philosophy of ministry is ordered in such a way as to make the connection between theology and ministry philosophy as clear as possible. Once we have clarified our philosophy, then we will apply these commitments to various ministry opportunities to determine ministry practice.

 

1. Because the Scriptures are the inspired, inerrant, authoritative Word of God, therefore our church must be Word-Driven. (Heb. 4:12; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21)

2. Because there is one living and true God, an infinite, all knowing Spirit, perfect in all His attributes, one in essence, eternally existing in three persons- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, therefore our church must be engaged in God-centered worship. (Deut. 6:4; John 4:24; Ps. 90:2; Col. 3:16-17)

3. Because the purpose of the church is to glorify God by building up itself in faith, by instruction of the Word, by fellowship, and by keeping the ordinances, therefore our church must be committed to equipping the saints for service. (2 Tim. 4:1-2; Eph. 4:11-13)

4. Because every aspect of salvation is wholly of God's grace and those who are justified will grow in sanctification and ultimately be glorified, therefore our church must be gospel focused. (Eph. 2:8-9; Phil. 1:6; 1 Cor. 2:2)

5. Because the biblical teaching requires the appointment of elders in every church and congregational responsibility to recognize its leaders, therefore our church will be committed to Biblical congregationalism led by a plurality of servant leaders. (Titus 1:5-9)

6. Because one of the commands given to the church is proclamation of the gospel to the world, therefore our church must be making and maturing disciples through personal and corporate evangelism focused on planting new assemblies. (Matthew 28:18-20)

7. Because Jesus Christ is the God-man and possesses all the Divine attributes and His death and resurrection secure our salvation, therefore we must proclaim Him as both Savior and Lord. (Col. 2:9; Luke 9:23-27)

8. Because Scripture places a high priority on the training of the next generation of leaders through the teaching of the full counsel of God, therefore we will be committed to equipping the Saints as fellow laborers, through scriptural education, a multi-generational approach, and training faithful men for ministry. (2 Tim. 2:2; Titus 2:1-8)

9. Because God has ordained the family as one of the primary ways His gospel is carried from generation to generation, therefore we must be committed to gospel-centered families. (Eph. 5:22-23; 6:4)

 

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