Philosophy of Ministry

Philosophy of Ministry

Our Philosophy of Ministry


It is the chief end of this church to attribute to God the highest glory and praise through our worship as living sacrifices. We believe God has created us for His glory and, therefore, given us a pattern to that end (Is. 43:7, Eph. 1:5, 6; 3:21, Rev. 4:11). This biblical pattern is broken down into what we call “The Four Pillars of Berean Community Church".
 

I. Edification of the Saints:

We are mandated to build up the saints in this most holy faith through various means of edification. The following are some examples: teach, preach, confront, reprove, encourage, disciple, etc. (Eph. 4:15, 16, I Tim. 4:11, II Tim. 4:2, Gal. 6:1, I Tim. 5:20, Heb. 3:13, II Tim. 2:2, Titus 2:3-5).


II. Upholding and Defending the Truth:

We are repeatedly exhorted to teach and uphold the Apostles' doctrine. This necessarily involves promoting the joy of God's Word rightly divided but also confronting those whose walk or teaching is not in accordance with the Truth (Acts 21:27-29, Gal. 1:8. 9; I Tim. 6:3-5, Titus 1:9; 3:15).
 

III. Proclaiming the Gospel to the Lost:

We are also commanded to go into all the world and preach the Gospel. This involves the dedicated and sacrificial support of our missionaries, corporate and individual efforts in our sphere of influence, and the careful discipleship of new believers (Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 8:1).

 

IV. Observing and Protecting the Ordinances:

Baptism is a public testimony that one has been raised from death in sin and brought to life in Christ. Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is the heart of the New Covenant church in that it stands as a symbolic reminder of Christ’s atoning death for our sins. We must sincerely give ourselves to the observance and protection of these foundational commands (Matt. 28:19, I Cor. 11:23-27).

We believe the Bible teaches that the sincere, humble and accurate pursuit of these four pillars will lead us to achieve the highest praise for the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. We exist for no lesser purpose.