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What we believe

What we believe

  1. We believe that God, the Creator, has made Himself fully known in the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ, through the unchanging truth of His written Word, the Bible, and the presence and inner workings of the Holy Spirit on earth. (John 1:1, John 1:14, John 4:25-26, John 4:42; Hebrews 1:3, Titus 2:13-16, John 16:7-15)
  2. We believe that God commands all people to repent and believe the good news. In love and through the sacrificial death and bodily resurrection of Jesus, He has saved His people from judgement and raises us to new life through the power of His Spirit. (Acts 2:38, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 2 Corinthians 5:18-21; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7 )
  3. We believe in the twin theological truths of the imago Dei and the Missio Dei. Imago Dei speaks to us of the image of God in all people. Missio Dei speaks to us of the inexorably loving God unceasingly reaching out. We believe in holding these truths as we approach people and topics. (Genesis 1:26-27, 5:1-2, 9:6; John 3:16; John 17:1-4; 1 John 4:7-10 )
  4. We believe that God’s creation of humankind is a good and intentional creation, and that marriage is the proper place for sexual intimacy. We see the Biblical design for sex as good, true and beautiful. It is when we step outside of that good design that we start to see painful consequences. (Genesis 1:26-31; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; 1 Corinthians 7:1-9)
  5. We believe that as a result of receiving God’s grace, that a person will want to know Jesus and work to make Him known. This involves regularly worshipping and serving at a church and being personally committed to one’s own discipleship and development. (Hebrews 10:23-25; 1 Corinthians 12:24-27; Titus 3:4-9; Matthew 28:19-20)
  6. We believe that it is important to uphold Christian integrity as we are a witness to others in word and deed. (Titus 3:4-9; Ephesians 5:15-16; Ephesians 6:7-9; 1 Timothy 3:1-13)
  7. We intentionally do not take a public organisational stance on gender and sexual diversity. Our convictions about what God has asked of us here does not involve taking a position, but rather a posture. Our mission and desire is to facilitate spaces for people to wrestle with and explore big issues themselves. We create spaces for people to work through these topics together that will equip them with skills for having empathic and robust conversation, this is our purpose as a ministry. We aim to celebrate what unites us, not what divides us. (Psalm 133:1; 1 Corinthians 12:24-27; 2 Corinthians 3:11). More information on our approach to sexual and gender diversity is provided in the BKT Gender and Sexual Diversity Roadmap (coming soon in early 2024).

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