Jesus Christ is the main character of the Bible. He is the central figure in all of redemptive history. He is the one man about whom every person must make a decision that will determine his or her eternal destiny. Therefore, Jesus Christ and the joyful celebration and sharing of his glory are the existential reason for our ministry. All of our efforts will center on him. We will interpret Scripture and all of reality through a Christ-centered focus.
THE GOSPEL MATTERS.
We take our name from the proclamation of the apostolic gospel. The kerygma is the announcement that the pivot point of history has arrived in the person of Jesus Christ. He is the fulfillment of all the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament scriptures. The work of Christ through his life, ministry, death, and resurrection provides forgiveness of sin and reconciliation with the Father. The power of the Holy Spirit enables believers to live eternal life now. Jesus is the final judge of all mankind. The only appropriate response to this gospel is to repent and believe. The gospel is the power of God for salvation. Our job is to proclaim it. The Holy Spirit breathes on it and brings life to the dead. This is the only mechanism God has ordained for transformation.
God has eternally existed as a community of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As his followers, created in his image, we also relate as a community. While beliefs and practices are important, life is done relationally in community. As a ministry our connections are relationally based.
While Jesus is our first and foremost commitment and we value our relational community, the importance of doctrine cannot be denied. Community is superficial if not rooted in deep convictions. Therefore, we take seriously our commitment to Biblical authority, to a Christ-centered hermeneutic, to a “friendly” Reformed understanding of a soteriology, to life empowered by the work and gifts of the Holy Spirit, and to a missional understanding of the Discipleship Mandate.
THE MISSION MATTERS.
Jesus commanded us to make disciples as we go into the world. Kerygma Ventures is committed to fulfilling this mandate by equipping churches and believers with tools for disciple-making.