We exist to be disciples who make disciples in Wilmington, NC and around the world.
Three Core Values
God reveals Himself and His gospel though His Word, the Bible. At College Acres, the focus of all preaching is rooted in and flows from the text of Scripture. The Word of God is our supreme authority in all matters of faith, worship, life, and witness. The early church had a deep love and passion for the Word of God and devoted themselves to the knowing, teaching, and proclaiming of it. It was the wholehearted foundation for all they did, and it must be ours as well. One cannot truly understand how to honor Christ apart from His Word. Non-theological preaching, self-help sermons, or entertainment laden speeches utilizing out-of-context verses to make the sermon fit into a pastor's desired meaning must never be a substitute for the exegetical (rooted in scripture) preaching of God's Word.
Salvation requires a physical hearing of the gospel accompanied by the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit (Romans 10:17; John 3:1-8, 6:44; Ephesians 2:5). Inviting someone to raise a hand, walk down an aisle, sign a card, or simply pray a prayer alone is not a valid substitute for the biblical call for repentance, faith, personal discipleship in community, and a continual desire for God's glory. Biblical assurance of salvation is rooted in the examination of those enduring the lifestyle of scripture and the glory of God. As Christ followers, we are called, commissioned, and commanded to lay down our lives so that the gospel might be preached to every creature under heaven. Second only to loving Christ, this should be our magnificent obsession and should not be seen as the work of the minister, pastor, or missionary alone. It is the heart, soul, and ministry of all believers and confessors of Christ as Lord (Matthew 10:27-28, 32-33- 28:19-20; Psalm 96:1-3; Romans 10:17-17; 2 Corinthians 4:1-2; Ephesians 6:19-20; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-15).
our beliefs and convictions
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