-More traits of Reformed Theology

 

  • The centrality of the Word of God: the church takes no part in human schemes for church growth, or searches for popularity, but sows the Word and trusts God will make it multiply.
  • Covenant Theology: We realize the classic contrast between the Covenant of Works in Adam and the Covenant of Grace in Christ (the last Adam) – and the Elect in Him as His seed. This eternal Covenant of Grace is progressively revealed through the historic Biblical covenants.
  • Family Oriented in that parents and children ordinarily attend Worship service together, although there is Sunday school for children, it’s incredibly important for children to attend Worship with their parents and not to be segregated away or “Ex-Communicated” from the main worship service. We do have child care for babies to 4 years. Family integrated churches emphasize inter-generational ministry and the “parents’ responsibility to evangelize and disciple their own children.”

The Protestant Reformation was where the simple gospel was reclaimed from obscurity. The mantra of the reformation can be stated in the below five Latin slogans:

SOLA SCRIPTURA
Scripture alone is our final authority in every area of life because it is the Word of God.

SOLA CHRISTI
Christ alone, in his perfect life and atoning death in the sinner’s place, is the basis
for our acceptance by God.

SOLA GRATIA
The grace of God alone in Christ, not works of human merit or effort, is how God saves sinners.

SOLA FIDE
Faith alone is the means by which sinners appropriate this grace of God.

SOLI DEO GLORIA – To God alone be the glory for saving sinners.


Here is a great resource on the reformation and common ground between the reformed traditions.