5 fold Purpose
Men have no hope of meeting any expectation or goal without being properly equipped. There must be learning, growing, and readiness. Men must be taught how to rightly divide truth. Equipping ultimately happens by God's Holy Spirit.
Men have no hope of using their “equipment” properly without being taught. Teaching must be Biblically grounded and must have a purpose of refining each warrior into what God has purposed for him. Teaching must be made practical.
II Timothy 3:16
Men have no hope of being successful in life and ministry if they operate free of any strategic plan. God’s Word must be the source and anchor of this life plan.
Men have no hope of experiencing a meaningful life if there is no action. Action must be based on the foundation of God’s plan for each man and for the church. This is not an arrogant trampling of people, but a pro-active moving forward with God.
Men have no hope of persevering to the end without regrouping. The purpose of
re-grouping is to re-focus and re-energize before continuing to re-engage in life’s war.
Rethink. Renew. ReGroup.
...to see a culture where men experience a holy discontentment and are seeking to advance in their relationship with God and people.
"...faithful men who will be able to teach others also."
II Timothy 2:2
ReGroup is about living with intentionality for God’s glory by embracing His will and leading others in this same vision.
Rethink. Renew. Regroup.
ReGroup - Doctrine/Beliefs
What is "truth"?
Scripture: The Christian Bible (66 books of Old and New Testaments) should be approached with a literal, verbal, plenary interpretation. The Bible is not primarily allegorical (though it contains allegory), but is a literal account of God’s work and purpose. Christian faith and action must be based on God’s Word.
Psalm 18:30; Proverbs 13:13; I Timothy 4:13; II Timothy 3:16-17
God: God is the Creator and Sustainer of everything. He exist in three unique, yet equal “persons”: God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit. God is a perfect trinity, having perfect fellowship within the God-head and in need of NOTHING. He is all powerful, all knowing, and outside of time and spacial restraints.
Deuteronomy 6:4; John 1:14; I Corinthians 1:25; Ephesians 1:13-14, 4:4-6
Creation: The Biblical account of creation teaches that everything, seen and unseen, was created ex-nihilo (out of nothing) by God. Genesis teaches a literal six days of creation before God instituted a Sabbath day of rest. Man and woman were created in the image of God to live in relationship with God and each other, enjoy creation, and worship the Creator.
Genesis 1:1, 1:27; Ephesians 2:10; Colossians 1:16-17; Hebrews 11:3
Sin: Sin entered into God’s perfect creation through the “first Adam”. The shalom or rhythm of the world which God instituted was fractured. Adam was the biological father of mankind, and passed inherited sin to the rest of humanity. Each person is born in sin and is separated from God, longing for the eternal bond which we were created to enjoy.
Psalm 25:11; Romans 3:23; 5:12-14, 8:20-23; I John 1:8-9
Salvation: People are born lost and separated from God by way of both imputed and inherited sin. An individual can only be forgiven of their sin by grace, through faith in the finished and sufficient work of Jesus Christ ALONE. Salvation is NOT earned by any righteousness or work on the part of the individual or the Church, but through Christ alone. Adding anything to this is heresy and NOT the gospel of the Bible. Salvation is of God and cannot be earned, lost, stolen, or forfeited.
I Corinthians 15:3-5; Romans 5:6-8, 6:10-11; Galatians 1:4, 2:16; Colossians 1:13-14
Church: The church is not a building, but is the living community of Christians around the world who are all placed in this community or body of Christ by God. There is also a local aspect to the New Testament church meeting together as a local reflection of the global church. Jesus is the leader of the church and local churches should be lead by Biblically qualified elders who are submissive to Jesus Christ.
Romans 12:1-5; I Corinthians 12:27-31; Ephesians 1:22; Hebrews 10-25
Christian Life: The life of a Christian is not one of perfection, but one energized by the grace of God. This means not striving for perfection, but for God who is perfect. The right standing of a Christian is sourced from his standing “in Christ” and on the righteousness of Jesus Christ Himself. God provided His written Word to be read, understood, and to conform people into the image of His Son Jesus. Life is about a pursuit toward the God who has made salvation available, and doing whatever it takes to “know Him more”.
Romans 5:2-5, 12:1-2; Philippians 3:8-11, 4:11-13; James 1:2-4
Truth - All truth is ultimately God’s truth.
“If you abide in My word, you are truly My disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32
Faith - Seeing is not necessarily believing.
“And without faith it is impossible to please Him…” Hebrews 11:6
Prayer - Know what your resources are.
“The LORD has heard my pleas; the LORD accepts my prayer.” Psalm 6:9
Honesty - Stop lying to yourself.
“For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.” Romans 12:3
Vulnerability - Your story isn’t for you.
“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed.” James 5:16
Resilience - Gold is refined by fire.
“…To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,” Ephesians 6:18
Community - You are not an island.
“May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” Romans 15:5-7