Local Church Culture
Paul was sent from a local church, started several local churches, and was received by local churches. We identify with and follow this from-church-to-church pattern found throughout the New Testament. As relationships with leaders outside of our church are developed, common partnerships in ministry and accountability are formed. These affiliations create and magnify opportunities for us to extend the ministry of the gospel to others both in and beyond our locale.
Relational Not Denominational
There were no denominations in the early church. Churches were identified by the city, town or household in which they were located. They were held together by a body of common truths and beliefs rather than by their affiliation to a specific person or group (see 1 Corinthians 3:1-23 which addresses church affiliation).
Relational but Not Independent
While there were no denomination in the early church, there were strong partnerships with trans-local ministry gifts. We partner with a trans-local team of Ephesians 4 gifts from around the world. The person that leads that team is Tyrone Daniel. Him & they are people with whom we share a history as well as a biblical mandate for expanding God’s kingdom. We believe that our partnership with these leaders is not only valuable to Liberty Church but vital to its leadership and growth. We receive these leaders regularly into the life of our church with love and joy.