1. Welcome to Baptist Board, a friendly forum to discuss the Baptist Faith in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to all the features that our community has to offer.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

What type of church?

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by evangelist6589, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. evangelist6589

    evangelist6589 Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    9,749
    Likes Received:
    139
    Faith:
    Baptist
    While away this weekend we plan to go to a church. What type of churches are these?

    http://funchurch.publishpath.com

    My guess would be contemporary evangelical. Probably using some of Rick Warren in their philosophy, however they look sound from a theological standpoint. Does not appear to be Calvinist.

    http://www.parkfellowship.org
    They look to be Charismatic no question. Probably lots of red flags.

    http://www.estesparkchurch.org
    Weslyian Churches are Charismatic in nature and perhaps lots of red flags.

    http://rockymountainchurch.com
    They are Evangelical Free and from what I understand lots of red flags. What do you say?

    http://www.mvbf.org
    Contemporary Evangelical. Probably one of 2 good choices of the churches I am aware of in the area.

    There are no 9 marks churches local to the area so we have to choose the best of these churches. Am not aware of any IFB Churches and besides I want to give my family a new perspective on church. So far they think that IFB are the only churches and this is false. I have been to lots of solid churches that were not IFB in my day. Just because someone does not wear a suit and tie, worships in a contemporary composition, and uses the NIV or ESV from the pulpit does not make them a bad church!
     
    #1 evangelist6589, Jul 31, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 31, 2013
  2. The Biblicist

    The Biblicist Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2011
    Messages:
    14,594
    Likes Received:
    229
    None of the above - try this one

    http://www.epbc.net/index.html
     
  3. evangelist6589

    evangelist6589 Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    9,749
    Likes Received:
    139
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Perhaps. However they look similar to a IFB church and I wanted everyone to get a different experience.
     
  4. Ed B

    Ed B Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2010
    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    0
    My brother in law has been a Weslyan pastor in a couple of Wisconsin churches for about a decade. While he is charismatic (more pentecostal really) the Weslyan church in his part of the country is not. They will obviously tolerate charismatics in their churches and behind their pulpits but they apparently keep in the closet. My brother in law was told by his Overseer that if he ever taught or preached on speaking in tongues he would be dismissed.

    Perhaps that is unique to his area or his Overseer but that was my BIL's experience with the Weslyan Church in Wisconsin.
     
  5. The Biblicist

    The Biblicist Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2011
    Messages:
    14,594
    Likes Received:
    229
    Try experiencing truth it does not get old
     
  6. evangelist6589

    evangelist6589 Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    9,749
    Likes Received:
    139
    Faith:
    Baptist
    So like John Piper perhaps? He is a Charismatic but a closet one.
     
  7. evangelist6589

    evangelist6589 Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    9,749
    Likes Received:
    139
    Faith:
    Baptist
    So only IFB will be in heaven? What a statement on your part.
     
  8. Tom Bryant

    Tom Bryant Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2006
    Messages:
    4,439
    Likes Received:
    0
    John Piper is a closet charismatic? never heard that one before. How do you know?

    So have you decided on a church?
     
  9. evangelist6589

    evangelist6589 Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    9,749
    Likes Received:
    139
    Faith:
    Baptist
    He is Charismatic no question. Read his books. But if not that then I have heard it on a Grace To You Broadcast or CD. Piper is a great teacher, just saying he leans Charismatic.
     
  10. annsni

    annsni Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    20,641
    Likes Received:
    557
    What is your definition of charasmatic?
     
  11. Tom Bryant

    Tom Bryant Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2006
    Messages:
    4,439
    Likes Received:
    0
    I know he's a continuationist, but not sure that equates to being a charismatic except to some.
     
  12. Alive in Christ

    Alive in Christ New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    Messages:
    3,822
    Likes Received:
    0
    Why not just pick one at random? It might prove to be a refshing change of pace
     
  13. evangelist6589

    evangelist6589 Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    9,749
    Likes Received:
    139
    Faith:
    Baptist
    One whom believes in the sign gifts are for today. Some may have a charismatic worship style but may not believe in the sign gifts. Calvary Chapel would be an example of charismatic in worship, but Calvinist in theology.
     
  14. Jerome

    Jerome Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    6,161
    Likes Received:
    83
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Huh?

    An actual example of that was CJ Mahaney's outfit 'SGM'.
     
Loading...