These statements and articles have been written by the pastors of ECC to give clarity on various issues relating to Scripture, culture, and church life that are not clearly expressed in our church’s statement of faith.
In addition to our Statement of Faith and Theological Distinctives, these statements and articles serve to bring further clarification to our church’s stance regarding various biblical, theological, and cultural issues. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but simply addresses specific issues pertinent to our local ministry context and our history as a former Pentecostal church.
Church and Ministry
» ‘Baptist’ Is Not a Swear Word
» The Local Church in Association
» Why We are a Complementarian Church
» The Roles of Elders, Deacons, and Members
» Culture of Honor: A Book Review. A response to the “five-fold” model of church government
» What actually constitutes a ‘Spirit-less’ church
» Radically Ordinary Church Ministry
» Church Growth: Business or Biblical Metrics?
» Social Media, Scripture, and the Local Church
» Praying Written Prayers
» Keeping Children in the Worship Service
» Reciting the Creeds in Worship
» Why We Sing the Songs We Sing
» Celebrating the Lord’s Supper Weekly
» A Portrait of a ‘Spirit-Filled’ Church
» A biblical response to Lifestyle Evangelism
» A biblical response to Power Evangelism
» Ordinary Christianity in a Radical, “Next Big Thing” Age
» A Bride Prepared: Justification by Faith and Judgment According to Works. A paper exploring the relationship between our justification by faith and the future judgment of works.
» The Cross, Our Value, and the Danger of Heresy.
» Word vs. Spirit
» Sealed for the Day of Redemption. An essay on the preservation and perseverance of the saints