Gospel Growth

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Of course, the church should seek to maximize the impact of the gospel in new and innovative ways; but in no way should this missiological imperative undermine the church's celebration of the gospel and its growth therein. The growth of the church must never be allowed to take place artificially and at the expense of the gospel itself as the theological resource of the church.

Ian Stackhouse, The Gospel-Driven Church (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2004), 75

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The Tenets of the Apostolic Church


The Unity of the Godhead, and Trinity of the Persons therein.

The utter depravity of human nature, the necessity for repentance and regeneration and the eternal doom of the finally impenitent.

The virgin birth, sinless life, atoning death, triumphant resurrection, ascension, and abiding intercession of our Lord Jesus Christ; His second coming, and millennial reign upon earth.

Justification and Sanctification of the believer through the finished work of Christ.

The Baptism of the Holy Ghost for believers, with signs following.

The nine gifts of the Holy Ghost for the edification, exhortation and comfort of the Church, which is the body of Christ.

The Sacraments of Baptism by immersion and of the Lord's Supper.

The Divine inspiration and authority of the Holy Scriptures.

Church government by apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers, elders and deacons.

The possibility of falling from grace.

The obligatory nature of tithes and offerings.