Founders Ministries is a ministry of teaching and encouragement promoting both doctrine and devotion expressed in the Doctrines of Grace and their experiential application to the local church, particularly in the areas of worship and witness. Our purpose is to encourage pastors, students and church leaders to recover the gospel of God’s grace and work for the spiritual health and reformation of local churches.
We are Confessional. Founders Ministries holds to the Second London Baptist Confession of 1689 because we believe it best summarizes the teaching of Scripture in small compass. We want to see local churches recover, not only the Doctrines of Grace, but also a robust confessionalism as the broader theological context in which those doctrines find their most thorough expression. While we believe the 1689 confession best expresses the teaching of the Bible, we also have great respect for the First London Confession of 1646, the editions of the New Hampshire Confession, and the Abstract of Principles in the broader Baptist confessional tradition.
We are Covenantal. Founders Ministries is committed to historic Baptist covenant theology as the Bible’s own hermeneutical framework. We do not hold to any of the various forms of Dispensationalism or New Covenant Theology. We believe that historic Baptist covenant theology, with its concomitant theology of the law and the gospel, is the fertile soil in which the Doctrines of Grace grow and flourish.
We aim to be Pastoral. That is, we are not driven by political motives, but by a desire for Christ’s name and glory to be exalted in His churches. We believe that the kingdom of God advances through churches led by pastors who are committed to the whole counsel of God and to His beloved people.
We honor the Founders of the Southern Baptist Convention. Why are we called “Founders Ministries?” While we don’t believe everything the founders of the SBC believed, we are convinced that their overall theology of the Bible was sound and orthodox. We believe that all local churches, regardless of their denominational affiliation, could benefit from the theological heritage of Southern Baptists.