Frequently Asked Questions of Isaac’s Keep.
What kind of church are you?
We are an evangelical body of believers that desires to worship God. Here are our Core Principles that drive how we live as a church.
What do you believe?
That’s a weird name for a church, why “Isaac’s Keep?”
Romans 9:7, “Through Isaac shall your keep (offspring) be named.” The church is the offspring of the promise made through Isaac. We are kept by the promise, the covenant made to Abraham through Isaac, fulfilled perfectly though Jesus Christ our Lord. A “keep” is a tower, a refuge, and as a church we hope to provide a tower of hope to the world and place of refuge for the pilgrim.
What’s your worship like?
Our gatherings are focused on Jesus Christ and the gospel displayed throughout all of Scripture. We place a high value on the preaching of Scripture, prayer and singing songs together that draw our attention to the work of salvation through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our services range from an hour to an hour and a half, and people dress comfortable. Our philosophy and principles of the use of music in worship can be found here.
What about kids, do you have something for them?
Yes, but perhaps not what every parent expects. We believe the church’s responsibility is to help parents learn better ways of raising their children in the affections for God. Nursery runs from ages 0-3 during the corporate worship time, some Sundays are designated as “Family Worship,” where we provide opportunities to begin training children to ingest the Word of God during corporate worship. Other ministry activities for children and youth come through relationships and families ministering to families.
Where are the programs?
Isaac’s Keep doesn’t provide traditional ministry programs, we hope to provide a community where believers share life together and advance the Gospel. We believe the church is a body and each believer; young, old, man and woman are best equipped and mobilized for ministry when the body is working as a whole, not into specialized departments. Furthermore, Isaac’s Keep is primarily a place to serve, not to be served (Mark 10:45). We are seeking to be manifest the gospel in the context which God in His sovereignty has placed us.