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
» Why We Still Use ‘Gospel-Centered’
» Let’s Talk About Labels
» The Local Church in Association
» Why We are a Complementarian Church
» The Roles of Elders, Deacons, and Members
» What actually constitutes a ‘Spirit-less’ church
» Church Growth: Business or Biblical Metrics?

Worship Service
» 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

Christian Life
» A Portrait of a ‘Spirit-Filled’ Church
» Radically Ordinary Church Ministry
» Social Media, Scripture, and the Local Church
» A biblical response to Lifestyle Evangelism
» A biblical response to Power Evangelism
» Ordinary Christianity in a Radical, “Next Big Thing” Age

» Culture of Honor: A Book Review. A response to the “five-fold” model of church government.
» 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