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The Lord's Table at GfBC

Questions about the Lord’s Supper, or Communion, are nothing new to confessional and reformed churches. Our forefathers wrestled with many of the same questions we often receive, and in fact, the divines who wrote our Confession of Faith (2nd London Baptist Confession, 1689) included eight paragraphs to express the ...

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Detailed Response to Doug Brown’s Critique of the FICM

Doug Brown has joined a long list of pastors, professors, bloggers, theologians, and otherwise interested parties in writing a critique of the Family Integrated Church Movement (FICM).1   This critique comes from a “Fundamental Independent Baptist” perspective.  His motivation is the fact that “The (FICM) is having a growing impact ...

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FIC Ministry Model

Ministry to Families (D.E.F.E.N.D.) Families are falling apart all around us.  The divorce rate is at an all time high; The birth rate has plummeted to an all time low.  Children lack discipline and self control, and are falling away from the faith at rates ...

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What about singles?

Does your family discipleship focus (and emphasis on fathers) alienate singles/single moms?Absolutely not!  In fact, the opposite is true.  This question has several underlying assumptions: Assumption #1 - FIC Sermons Focus on ‘Families’ The truth is GFBC is committed to ‘systematic exposition.’  In other words, we preach through the ...

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How do you have Sunday School without age graded ministries?

How do you have sunday school without age-graded ministries?Our Sunday School time is family-integrated.  We have one Sunday School class that runs prior to our morning worship and in that class young children sit and learn beside their parents.  The often will take a topic and teach on it ...

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Question of the Month: April 2011

"How does the doctrine of the Sufficiency of Scripture mesh with Paul's acknowledgment of disputable matters (Romans 14:1) and Jesus promise that the Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth (John 16:12-15)? To give specific application to some of the issues you frequently address: Is it ...

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Sam Waldron’s Open Letter On The FIC (Repost In Response To Challies)

A few days ago, Tim Challies posted a link to Sam Waldron’s article on the “Family Based Church Movement” (note:  Challies used the term Family Integrated Church in his post) released on the Reformed Baptist Fellowship blog.  Since Challies, one of the most respected bloggers in the Reformed Christian ...

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Response to Andreas Köstenberger on the FIC

Let me start by saying that I am a fan of Andreas Köstenberger.  I have not only read God, Marriage and Family; I have led small groups in our church using the book.  It is one of the most thorough, biblical treatments of the topic available in our day ...

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Sam Waldron’s Open Letter on the FIC

Back in September, Sam Waldron wrote an article on the Family Integrated Church that set off a firestorm of criticism of the “movement” within Reformed Baptist circles and beyond.  Many of our opponents relished the thought of a respected scholar taking the FIC to task.  As a result, many linked ...

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Whitehorse inn on Discipleship and Youth Ministry

You absolutely MUST listen to the White Horse Inn’s podcast on Discipleship!  These guys have talked around the Youth Ministry/Intergenerational Discipleship issue for a while now, but this recent broadcast hit the nail on the head.  I could not believe what I was hearing.  Remember, these are not ...

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