What We Believe
2 Timothy 2:15 (NKJV)
“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
The Bible, the God-breathed Word, has the power to transform hearts, minds and lives. The Scriptures bring us hope, comfort, counsel, consolation, and positive change when properly interpreted and applied. Whether you are a stay-at-home parent, a business person, an entrepreneur, a pastor teacher, a leader in ministry or in the workplace, or a new convert to the Christian faith; the Bible is still relevant and applicable to every area of contemporary life. It is a powerful tool that we must handle reverently, responsibly, and with clarity so that we as well as those with whom we interact can be edified as they feel the love of Christ coming from us through our actions, attitudes, and conversations.
L.E.A.D. Ministries is about discipleship…the discipleship of the mind. If we don’t love God with all our minds (Matt. 22:7), gather up the loose ends of our thinking (1 Peter 1:13), and bring every thought captive to Christ’s obedience (2 Cor. 10:5), then we will be swayed by outside influences rather than by the Spirit of God that dwells inside of us; and it is His Spirit that leads us and guides us to all truth (Rom. 12:2; 1 John 2:15-17; John 16:13).
When we teach, we want to bring hope, help, and healing so we are careful to properly exegete the text so that those who listen are not led astray. Whether we are teaching on the biblical principles of leadership, interpersonal interactions, growing your relationship with Christ, etc., we draw our conclusions by pulling out the true meaning of the text and respecting its grammar, syntax, context, and setting (this is “exegesis”). We do not impose non-analytical, subjective meaning onto the text (which is “eisegesis”), because the Word of God is powerful enough to stand on its own.