Biblical Beliefs and Gospel Practices-
We will support ministries that have a high view of the Bible and it’s authority and hold to historic orthodox Christian beliefs and gospel-centered practices. We will also weigh ministries higher in priority that share our doctrinal distinctions spelled out in our church’s teaching statement. Questions we ask:
Does this ministry hold to historical orthodox Christian beliefs? Is the gospel message central to its ministry efforts and practices or is it an afterthought or a non-existent part of its effort?
Relationship to the local church-
We believe that the Bible teaches that local churches are central to God’s purposes and have a central role in a mature and fruitful Christian life. Therefore, we will give high preference to ministries whose efforts connect to the ministry of like-minded local churches. Questions we ask
: How direct is the relationship between this ministry and the ministry of a gospel-centered local church?
Opportunities for direct involvement and investment-
We desire to provide “hands-on” opportunities for our church body to serve our supported ministries. Therefore, we will seek to partner with ministries we can be directly involved in through mutually beneficial short-term mission trips and service opportunities. Question we ask:
What opportunities and needs for direct involvement does this ministry have available for our church body that would be beneficial?
Relationship to Christ Community-
We believe that our missions commitments are an extension of our own church ministry so we will give some weight to supporting people who have a direct relationship to Christ Community. Question we ask:
How direct is the relationship between this person/ministry and the ministry of Christ Community Church?