Isaac’s Keep (IK) has principles and values that shape every aspect of the life of the church. IK is not about a cosmetic makeover of church, it is a radical refocus around the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
BIBLICAL INCARNATION: A passion for the Word of God preached and applied under the authority of Christ. The church will grow spiritually and numerically by the proclamation of God’s Word (Acts 6:7, 12:24, 19:20).
MISSIONAL MANIFESTATION: A community of believers who seek to manifest the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the world by strengthening people in a Gospel-centered vision of God. As the sent people of God (Matt. 28:18-20, Acts 1:8) we gather to worship the God of the Bible to fuel the spreading of His kingdom where God in His sovereignty has placed us (Jude 3, Acts 13:36).
LIFE TOGETHER DISCIPLESHIP: A desire to strengthen the lives of fellow believers by teaching them to obey Jesus’ commandments (Matt. 28:19), which grows believers in holiness and prepares them for ministry. This is accomplished in the context of loving one another (John 13:34) and sharing life together (Acts 2:44-47). Focus on loving people, not programs.
PRIESTHOOD OF THE BODY: A belief that each member of the church is part of the church’s vision and mission of redemption (1 Peter 2:9), and therefore has a vital ministry within the body that must be carried out in order for the body to function properly (1 Cor. 12:12). The primary role of church leadership (pastor/elders) is to equip believers to carry out their mission of God in the world (2 Timothy 4:1-2).
SERVANT LIFESTYLE: A community of believers who will live sacrificially in order to consistently give to the kingdom of God and those in need. The body will intentionally live below their means for the purpose of spreading the Gospel. (Matt.23:11, Luke 16:13, John 3:30, Proverbs 15:33, James 4:10, 1 Peter 5:6).
KINGDOM DEVELOPMENT: A desire to participate in God’s mission to redeem the world by relating to others through art, politics, organizational structures, media, technology, etc. by means of education, discipleship, and transformation. The Body and its members seek to develop a kingdom culture that doesn’t create an insulated subculture, but redeems existing culture and all of human life, subjecting it to God’s revelation for the glory of God (The Biblical Narrative of Creation, Fall, Redemption, New Creation; John 3:16-17, Romans 8:19-21, Colossians 1:17-20, Colossians 2:20-23, 1Cor.15:25-28, Isaiah 65:17-18, Rev. 21:1-4; Rev.21:24-27)