What We Believe
Biblically, the focal point of all church leadership is the elder. An elder is one of a plurality of biblically qualified men who jointly shepherd and oversee a local body of believers. The word translated “elder” is used nearly twenty times in Acts and the epistles in reference to this unique group of leaders who have responsibility for overseeing the people of God.
The 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith was written by Particular Baptists, who held to a Calvinistic Soteriology in England to give a formal expression of their Christian faith from a Baptist perspective. This confession was written by Puritans who were concerned that their particular church organisation reflect what they perceived to be Biblical teaching.
A brief list of just a few of the doctrines - "Orthodoxy" - that we value and practice - "Orthopraxy" - at Sovereign Grace.
9Marks exists to equip church leaders with a biblical vision and practical resources for displaying God’s glory to the nations through healthy churches. To that end, they want to see churches characterized by these nine marks of health.