Our Theology (What We Teach)

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A High View of God: Gen 1:1; Ex 19-20; Neh 9:6; Ps 115:3; Isa 40:12-26; 44:24-28; 46:8-13; Dan 4:34-35; Acts 4:23-31; 17:22-31; Rom 11:36; Eph 1:11; 1 Tim 6:15; 1 Pet 1:15-16; Heb 12:28-29

  • Ultimate Authority
  • Undeniable Sovereignty
  • Unapproachable Holiness
  • Unquestionable Mercy
  • Undisputable Wrath
  • Unfathomable Grace
  • Unending Faithfulness
  • Universal Worth and Unequivocal Worship

A Sufficient View of Scripture: Ps 19:7-11; 119; Prov 30:5; Isa 55:12; Mt 4:1-11; 5:17-18; Jn 10:35; 17:17; 1 Tim 4:16; 5:18; 2 Tim 3:1-4:5; Titus 1:9; Heb 4:11-13; 1 Pet 1:22-25; 2 Pet 1:3-21

  • Fully Inspired
  • Complete Inerrancy
  • Utter Infallibility
  • Final Authority
  • Total Sufficiency
  • Ultimate life and ministry priority to the glory of God

A Humble View of Man: Gen 6:5; Ps 5:9; 14:2-3; 36:1; 51:5; 139; 143:2; Ecc 9:3; Isa 40:6-8; 64:6; Jerm 13:23; 17:9; Hag 2:13-14; Rom 1:18-32; 3:10-23, 5:12-21; 6:23; 1 Cor 2:14; Eph 2:1-3; 4:17-19; Col 2:13

  • As a creation in God’s image man has intrinsic worth, undeniable significance, and immeasurable importance yet because of the fall man is marked by…
  • A deceitful heart
  • A darkened mind
  • An enslaved desire
  • A totally depraved being
  • An utterly lost soul…hopeless

An Honest View of Sin: Gen 8:21; Jerm 17:9; Ezek 18:20; Ecc 7:20; Mt 12:33-37, 15:18-20; Jn 8:34-36; Rom 6:1-23, 8:1-8; Gal 5:16-24; Eph 2:1-3, 4:17-19; Col 1:21, 3:5-17; Titus 3:3; James 1:12-14; 1 Jn 1:8-10

  • Sin is man’s greatest problem
  • Sin is the ultimate cause of man’s problems
  • Sin is primarily a heart issue
  • Sin is only rightfully dealt with through faith and repentance in Christ alone
  • Sin has no ultimate power over the believer as the shackles of sin have been broken by Christ
  • Sin continues to be an ever present problem for the believer and he is commanded to fight it and kill it
  • Sin will not be completely eradicated until the believer gets to heaven

An Exclusive View of the Gospel: Jn 14:6; Acts 4:12; Rom 3:28; Eph 2:8-9; Rom 10:9-10; Mt 7:13-14; Lk 14:25-33; Acts 20:21; 1 Thess 1:9; 1 Tim 2:5-6; Heb 10:1-18; 1 Pet 1:3-25; Gal 1:3-9; 3:15-21; 1 Cor 15:1-19

  • Salvation is in only one name
  • Salvation is in only one person
  • Salvation is in only one way
  • Salvation is by grace through faith and repentance not of works
  • Salvation is all about submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ
  • Salvation is for the ultimate purpose of worshipping God
  • Salvation and all the eternal blessings in Christ yield the believers greatest joy

A Clear View of Growing in Godliness: Phil 2:12-13; Heb 12:14; Rom 8:28-30; Col 1:22-23; 3:12-17; 1 Cor 1:8; 2 Pet 3:18; 1 Pet 1:13-21; Titus 2:11-14; 1 Tim 4:7-8; 6:11; 2 Pet 1:5-8

  • Godliness is a gift of salvation
  • Godliness is not an optional choice but a clear command given to every believer
  • Godliness is an ongoing work of sanctification by God
  • Godliness is an ongoing, joy filled and active pursuit of all believers
  • Godliness is primarily pursued through an ever-present growth in the fear of the Lord
  • A pattern of ungodliness is a mark of an unbeliever

An Accurate View of the Church: Acts 1:8; Eph 2:19-22; 4:11-16; Rom 11:1-36; 1 Tim 3:15; Mt 28:19-20; Eph 1:22; 1 Thess 1:1-10; 1 Cor 14:12; Mt 18:15-19; Gal 6:1-5; Heb 10:24-25; Titus 1:1-3:11; 1 Thess 5:12-17; 1 Tim 3:1-13; Acts 20:18-38; 1 Pet 5:1-5; Heb 13:7,17

  • The Church has not replaced Israel
  • The Church has one Shepherd
  • The Church is the defender of Truth not the decider of truth
  • The Church is universally connected and locally manifested
  • The Church is extremely vital to God’s eternal redemptive plan
  • The Church is critical to the life and growth of every Christian
  • The Church has an unequivocal mission of evangelism and discipleship

A Biblical view of Church Eldership/Leadership: Acts 11:30; 14:23; 15:2; 20:28-32; 1 Cor 16:16; Phil 1:1; 1 Thess 5:12-13; 1 Tim 3:1-7; 5:17-19; Titus 1:5-9; Heb 13:7,17; 1 Pet 5:1-5

  • Elders are declared to be the official leaders in the Church
  • Elders are to be supported, encouraged, and followed as they submit to Scripture
  • Elders are to be disciplined publically if they continue in an unrepentant state
  • Eldership is limited to proven, qualified men
  • Eldership is collectively shared leadership
  • Eldership is pastoral leadership directly connected to the Lordship of Jesus Christ
  • Eldership is critical to the church fulfilling the mission of the Gospel
  • Eldership is crucial to having an ordered family of God
  • Eldership is servant leadership marked by joy filled self-sacrifice

A Holistic View of Worship: Gen 1-2; Ex 19-20; Ps 29:1-2; 95:5-6; 150:6; Mt 4:10; Jn 4:23; 1 Cor 10:31; Heb 12:28-29; 1 Pet 2:9-12; Rev 14:7; 15:4; 22:1-5 

  • Worship is ultimately rooted in a response to the Word of God and the God of the Word
  • Worship is ultimately not about getting but about giving back to God what HE rightfully deserves
  • Worship involves music but is far more than music as it encapsulates all that a believer is, has, and does
  • Worship is the ultimate priority in life and the final priority of the Gospel
  • Worship that is ultimately pleasing and acceptable to God can only come from a heart that has been changed by Christ
  • Worship offered in word and action apart from obedience and truth is not acceptable to God

A Passionate View of Making Disciples: Mt 28:16-20; Lk 9:23-27, 57-62, 24:44-49; Jn 17:17-18, 20:21; Acts 1:8; 13:1-3, 48, 14:19-23; Rom 10:14-17; Eph 4:11-16; Col 1:28-29, 1 Tim 4:1-16; 2 Tim 3:12-4:6; Titus 2:1-3:11

  • Making disciples is all about seeing people become lifelong followers of Jesus Christ and is not about simple “decisions for Christ.”
  • Making disciples is an ultimate priority and mission of the Church locally that instigates the proclamation of the gospel globally along with and often through starting, strengthening, and spreading healthy Churches across the world
  • Making disciples is a calling given to every Christian not just Church leaders and must be an aspect of every major ministry in the Church
  • Making disciples involves passionate evangelism and the purposeful training of those whom God sovereignly redeems
  • Making disciples is always at its core a teaching endeavor and therefore inseparably linked to the proclamation of and instruction in sound doctrine
  • Making disciples is about both equipping and enlisting Christ followers into Christ exalting ministry in and through the local Church and every aspect of life
  • Making disciples is both a local and global endeavor and must involve personal partnership and faithful support of theologically sound missionaries