Our Beliefs

As a church, our vision is to become biblical missionaries, passionately loving God and compassionately loving people. We have made it our mission to glorify God by making disciples for Jesus Christ. At Foundation Church, we do this by knowing Him, loving Him, and following Him closely.

We are a Southern Baptist Convention church, affiliated with the Baptist General Convention and Tulsa Metro Baptist Network.



Basic Doctrinal Statement


We affirm the Holy Bible as the inspired word of God and the only basis  for our beliefs. We believe that the administrative and pastoral structure of the New Testament Church is to utilize a plurality of leadership. FC follows this scriptural instruction. To achieve this New Testament model, FC requires qualified men to serve as elders on the Elder Council.


For more information about the beliefs at Foundation Church, please refer to the

Foundation Church Beliefs and Bylaws.

Our values


 

** All scriptures are taken from the New American Standard Bible (NASB)

 

We Value Biblical Teaching and Obedience

 

We believe that correct interpretation of the Bible in context takes precedence over church traditions and human opinion. Therefore, we will teach God’s Word with integrity and authority so that seekers find Christ and believers mature through obedience to Him. 

 

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” 

 

II Timothy 3:16-17, Colossians 2:8, James 1:22, Philippians 2:1-11

 

We Value Prayer

 

We believe that prayer is the church’s lifeline to its Head, Jesus Christ.  As we abide in Christ we are promised His power and answers in prayer.  Therefore, we will seek Him in prayer in the conception, planning, execution, and evaluation of all ministries and activities of this church.

 

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” 

 

Matthew 7:7-8, John 15:7, James 5:13-18

 

We Value Worship

 

We believe that worship is a lifestyle. Therefore, we will acknowledge God’s supreme value and worth in our lives. 

 

“Therefore, I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”  

 

Romans 12:1-2, Acts 2:43-47

 

We Value Generous Stewardship

 

We believe everything we have belongs to God: time, talent, and money.  Therefore, we have a responsibility to manage what He has given us for His glory. 

 

“Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.  Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.  And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed.” 

 

II Corinthians 9:6-8, Psalm 24:1, Luke 6:38, Matthew 6:19-21

 


We Value Godly Leadership

 

We believe that Christ is our model of servant leadership.  Therefore, we will seek to know Him and learn to follow His example in leading and equipping as we lead others.

 

It is not so among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave; just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and give His life a ransom for many.” 

 

Matthew 20:26-28, Ephesians 1:22, John 5:19, John 13:15, Philippians 2:3-8, Psalm 78:72

 

We Value Evangelism

 

We believe that lost people matter to God and they matter to us.  Therefore, we will equip believers to share the Gospel and pursue the lost how and where God leads us without compromising the Biblical message.

 

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” 

 

Matthew 28:19-20, Luke 19:10, Psalm 107:2, John 17:22-23, I Corinthians 19:19-23

 

We Value Authentic Relationships

 

We believe loving relationships that demonstrate sincerity and transparency should permeate every aspect of church life, and that building authentic relationships with Christ and other believers is essential to spiritual growth. Therefore, we are committed to small group ministries and classes as effective ways to accomplish this.

 

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.  This is the great and foremost commandment.  The second is like it, you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

 

Matthew 22:37-39 

 

Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth, each one of you, with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.  And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ has forgiven you.” 

 

Ephesians 4:25, 32, I Corinthians 13, Nehemiah 3, John 13:34-35, Acts 2:42-47

 

We Value Team Ministry

 

We believe that every member is a minister. Ministry requires a team effort.  Therefore, we are committed to a shepherding model for ministry and organization that ministers to, equips, and empowers each team member.

 

“As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”

 

I Peter 4:10, James 2:22, Ecclesiastes 4:9, 12, Romans 12, Matthew 20:28, Acts 13:36, Colossians 1:16, Colossians 3:17, John 15:8, John 15:16, Ephesians 4:11-16,

I Corinthians 4, 12, 13, I Corinthians 12:27, John 13:13-15 


We Value Family Ministry

 

We believe that the family is God’s foundational unit for all societies in the world. 

As the family goes, so go the nation.  We uphold the concept of the family as God’s original and primary means for passing on godly values from generation to generation. Therefore, we will seek to partner with the family through mentoring and the application of spiritual truth.

 

“And these words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.  And you shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be frontals on your forehead. 

And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” 

 

Deuteronomy 6:6-9, II Tim 1:5, Matthew 19:4-5, Ephesians 5:22-33

 

We Value Creativity, Innovation, and Excellence

 

We believe that creativity, innovation, and a commitment to excellence honor God and inspire people to give their very best.  In today’s rapidly changing world, forms and methods (not doctrine) must be continually evaluated and improved.  We are more concerned with effectiveness in ministry than with adherence to tradition.  Therefore, we will seek to maintain a high standard to the glory of God.

 

“No one tears a piece from a new garment; otherwise he will both tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old.  And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be spilled out, and the skins will be ruined.  But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins.  And no one, after drinking old wine wishes for new; for he says, the old is good enough.” 

 

Luke 5:36-39, I Corinthians 3:13, Proverbs 18:15, Romans 8:32, Colossians 3:23-24, Genesis 1:1

 

 

As a result of these commitments, we will staff, structure, preach, teach, worship, budget, calendar, evaluate and build according to the values God has revealed in the Bible. This will bring glory to Him through our lives. (Rom. 11:36)