What We Don't Believe

To help clarify our beliefs it may also be beneficial to declare what we do not believe. In stating what we are not, we do not seek to attack those who disagree with us, but rather distinguish ourselves so that pastors considering joining our network are aware of who we are, as well as who we are not.

We are not liberals who embrace culture without discernment and compromise the distinctives of the gospel, but rather Christians who believe the truths of the Bible are eternal and therefore fitting for every time, place, and people.
We are not fundamentalists who retreat from cultural involvement and transformation, but rather missionaries faithful both to the content of Scripture and context of ministry.
We are not isolationists, but seek to partner with like-minded Christians from various churches, denominations and organizations in planting church-planting churches.
We are not hyper-Calvinists who get mired down in secondary matters, but rather pray, evangelize, and do good works because we believe that the sovereign plan of God is accomplished through us, His people.
We are not eschatological Theonomists or Classic Dispensationalists (e.g. Scofield), but believe that divisive and dogmatic certainty surrounding particular details of Jesus Second Coming are unprofitable speculation, because the timing and exact details of His return are unclear to us.
We are not egalitarians, but do believe that men should head their homes and male elders should lead their churches with masculine love like Jesus Christ. (see “ What we believe , #6” if this is a point of disagreement)
We are not patriarchial in our view of male headship, thinking the husband should control and dominate the relationship in marriage or that male elders should dominate and not seek the benefit of the church, but rather complementarians who believe: the husband should lead the wife in sacrificial love as Christ led the church, giving his all, even his life for her in marriage, and the shepherds should deeply love the flock and listen to their concerns, take their suggestions and allow non-elders (male and female) to lead as appropriate in the church.
We are not Open Theists, but believe in the sovereignty and foreknowledge of God in all things.
We are not Prosperity Theologians, but do believe God takes care of his children which includes discipline and suffering.
We are not religious relativists, but believe that there is no salvation apart from faith in Jesus Christ alone.
We are not nationalists seeking to simply improve one nation but instead ambassadors of the King of Kings commissioned to proclaim and demonstrate the coming of His kingdom to all nations of the earth.
We are not moralists seeking to help people live good lives, but instead evangelists laboring that people would become new creations in Christ.
We are not relativists, but do gladly embrace Scripture as our highest authority above such things as culture, experience, philosophy, and other forms of revelation.
We are not Universalists, but do believe that many people will spend eternity in the torments of hell as the Bible teaches.
We are not naturalists, but do believe that Satan and demons are real enemies at work in this world and subject to God.
We are not rationalists, but do believe that not everything can be known and that God calls us to live by faith with mystery and partial knowledge regarding many things.
We are not evangelical feminists, but do believe that God reveals Himself as a Father and is to be honored by the names He reveals to us without apology.
We are not trying to build mega-churches, but do seek to reach as many as possible with the good news of Jesus
We are not embarrassed by the bloody death of Jesus Christ, but do believe He died as a substitute for the sins of His people in selfless love.
We are not ashamed, but do proclaim a loving gospel of grace which sounds like foolishness and offensiveness to the unrepentant while also saving multitudes with ears to hear good news.
We are not polemicists who believe that it is our task to combat every false teaching, but are passionate about preserving the integrity of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Church Planting Process

The Overall Process
> Pre-Assessment
> Assessment
> Plan
> Implement
> Accountability
> Launch
> Post-Launch

Upcoming Gatherings

September 2017 Network Meeting
Starts: 09/18/2017 @ 9:00 am
Ends: 09/18/2017 @ 2:00 pm
Place: Hope Community Church
707 10th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55415

December 2017 Network Meeting
Starts: 12/04/2017 @ 9:00 am
Ends: 12/04/2017 @ 2:00 pm
Place: Hope Community Church
707 10th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55415

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707 10th Ave South
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