What We Believe

Missiological Distinctives

What We Believe

Statement of Faith

Reaching & Teaching operates within the bounds of three statements of belief, with all aspects of the ministry being in accordance with the New Hampshire Confession (1853) Revised, the Nashville Statement, and the Danvers Statement. All Reaching & Teaching missionaries, staff, trip participants, and field partners must adhere to each of these three statements of faith.


We believe the marks of a healthy church are expositional preaching, sound doctrine, biblical understanding of the gospel, biblical understanding of conversion, faithful evangelism, meaningful membership, church discipline, biblical discipleship, and leadership. We believe that these marks are biblical and therefore transcend geography, culture, and history. - Pulled from 9Marks of a Healthy Church, by Mark Dever

We appreciate The Southgate Fellowship statement and encourage churches to interact with the document and consider its missiological implications. We believe the Lord is free to move and multiply His kingdom as He wills, and yet we affirm that throughout the course of church history, He has normally used the ordinary means of grace to advance his kingdom. Our missionaries do not ascribe to or practice rapid and pragmatic movement methodologies because of our convictions regarding the local church.