It’s not uncommon to see seeker-mergent churches post sound doctrinal statements of faith on their websites. But what they teach behind these often cut-and-paste statements is anything but sound doctrine, and some churches that teach the worst prosperity/social/mystical yeast, will have the same faith statement as a church that truly teaches and preaches the full Gospel. Wouldn’t it be great if every church had distinctive statements of what they do and don’t teach, for all to see? For instance, “We are a proud Saddleback/Willow Creek driven church.” Or even better, “We do neither believe in or teach contemplative prayer, and the only way to hear God’s voice is through the 66 books of Scripture.” That sure would save everyone a lot of time, wouldn’t it?
One pastor has done exactly that, with his Doctrinal Distinctives. Check out Pastor Randy White’s video and written distinctives that he tells new families right up front!
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Doctor Randy White wrote an article titled, Why I am Leaving the Church Growth Movement, a fantastic article we covered recently on our program. Dr. White has been the Pastor of First Baptist Church of Katy, Texas since August, 2003. He and his wife, Shelley, have been married 25 years and have two grown children.Dr. White hosts a Bible Study online, and right now there is a study of 1 John that you can do here.
Click here for Dr. White’s new Ask the Theologian broadcast!
- Winds of change (standupforthetruth.com)
- Why this pastor left the Church Growth model (standupforthetruth.com)
- Who is Peter Drucker, and what did he do with our church? (standupforthetruth.com)