What We Believe About an Attitude of Grace

What We Believe About an Attitude of Grace

There is a tension as local churches try to effectively carry out the mandate to see people restored in their relationship with God. There are some local churches that seem very harsh, inflexible, legalistic, and create apparent roadblocks to repentance and...
What We Believe About Reaching the Next Generation

What We Believe About Reaching the Next Generation

The problem: Francis Schaeffer observed, “Not being able to change, to change under the Holy Spirit, is ugly. The same applies to church polity and practice. In a rapidly changing age like ours, an age of total upheaval like ours, to make non-absolutes absolutes...
What We Believe About Church Government

What We Believe About Church Government

A. The New Testament does not clearly establish a model of church government: Church government helps to establish and maintain biblical order, authority, accountability and effectiveness. There are theological arguments that can be made to support the pastor or elder...
The Essential Key to Christ’s Kingdom

The Essential Key to Christ’s Kingdom

Recently, my wife and I were out of town celebrating a special occasion. We had a nice room, in a nice hotel, in a nice location, with a nice view. So I was anticipating a very nice time. Imagine my chagrin when I put the key card to the sensor and the red light kept...
Five Essentials for Effective Christian Parenting

Five Essentials for Effective Christian Parenting

I’m a parent of two young-adult children, and a pastor. I’ve gleaned some perspective on the process of parenting. Preliminarily, I’m grateful to God for our sons, and my wife Karen who has been a terrific mom to our boys. There are no perfect kids, there are no...