WHY AND HOW DO WE EQUIP THE CHURCH?
ENGAGING CULTURAL IN THREE WAYS – DEFENDING, COMMENDING, CONTENDING
While it is not unique to this moment of time, it is blatantly obvious that now is the time that the Church must engage culture with the Gospel’s powerful truth about identity, freedom, love, and dignity.
We strive to defend, commend, and contend for the Gospel of Christ. But what does that mean and how do we do it?
Defending the faith shows that the tenants of our beliefs are not logically inconsistent.
Commending the faith shows that the Christian worldview offers the most reasonable and desirable answers to life’s biggest questions namely origin, meaning, morality, and destiny. Christianity is not only true but also desirable.
If we are to reach this culture, it is imperative that we engage with those who hold beliefs antithetical to ours by asking good questions, learning to listen and speak truth in love.
Contending for the faith entails actively engaging by listening, initiating, and challenging the assumptions and beliefs of people. We believe that the Christian worldview answers our deepest questions truthfully and satisfactorily.
We want to proactively engage people, ideas, culture and equip others to do the same.