About We Believe

We Believe: Transformative Truth for a Life of Worship and Mission will address the head with the truth we should know, the heart with the personal application of each truth, and the hands with the practical outworking of the truth in daily life.

To give churches the flexibility to meet their training needs, we designed We Believe for as many formats as possible. Some will use it for small groups and others for individual study. But we specially crafted it for a regular church training course

May this material transform your life so that you will worship God better and fulfill his mission more effectively.

What’s Inside?

Inside, there are twelve sections corresponding to twelve doctrinal statements.

^

The Doctrine of God

^

The Doctrine of Scripture

^

The Doctrine of Creation & Fall

^

The Doctrine of Jesus

^

The Doctrine of the Gospel

^

The Doctrine of Salvation

^

The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

^

The Doctrine of Missions

^

The Doctrine of the Church

^

The Doctrine of the Sacraments

^

The Doctrine of Sanctification

^

The Doctrine of the Second Coming

Preface

by Steve Murrell

Missional, Relational & Theological

“Mission brings us together. Relationships keep us together.” That’s my paraphrase of an oft-repeated saying that my good friend and longtime colleague Russ Austin uses to explain Every Nation.[1] From its founding, Every Nation has been a relational and missional movement. Relational because it started when two friends (Rice Broocks and Phil Bonasso) visited another friend in Manila (that’s me). Missional because during that stop in Manila, the three of us joined our ministries to do church planting, campus ministry, and global mission together.

As crucial as mission and relationships have been in shaping Every Nation Churches & Ministries for over three decades, a third ingredient is equally important: theology.

Mission brings us together.
Relationships keep us together.
Theology strengthens us together.

We Believe: Transformative Truth for a Life of Worship and Mission is designed to strengthen our faith and deepen our theology as we study God’s Word together…

 

Each section contains:

An opening Prayer...

adapted from the great prayers and liturgies of the historic church

A brief introduction...

to encapsulate the value of the doctrine

A biography...

of someone in church history who championed the doctrine

The Doctrinal Statement

Five summaries...

of essential parts of the doctrine

Discussion and...

application questions

A memory verse

A practical activity...

to implement the doctrine

A hymn...

that celebrates the doctrine

Sample Pages

Sample Pages

Interested in translations or bulk ordering?

Please fill out this interest form, and we will get back to you shortly. 

12 + 4 =

General Editor

Steve Murrell

Steve Murrell

Steve Murrell is the cofounder and president of Every Nation Churches & Ministries, the founding pastor of Victory Church Manila, and a professor of Pastoral Theology at Every Nation Seminary. He earned a D.Min. from Asbury Theological Seminary and has authored six books. Steve and his wife, Deborah, have three sons, three daughters-in-law, and nine grandchildren. He loves two-wheel therapy on his Indian Chief Vintage motorcycle and whatever sports or arts his grandkids are doing.

Contributors

Paul Barker

Paul Barker

Paul Barker is a teacher and author who has served as a pastor and missionary. He also serves as a preaching coach for Every Nation Seminary and is one of the main instructors for Leadership 215. Paul and his wife, Aleta, have four grown children and ten grandchildren. He loves visiting art galleries and gardens with his wife, the St. Louis Cardinals, and anything related to England.

Bruce Fidler

Bruce Fidler

Bruce Fidler is the global manager for Leadership 215. He was born and raised in Germany and became a Christian at university. Since 1983, he has planted churches, led campus and international student ministry, and taught internationally. He is currently a PhD candidate and a Greek professor at Regent Seminary. He and his wife, Carol, live in Franklin, Tennessee, and have two adult sons. He loves family, friends, learning, and Liverpool F.C.

Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson is the senior pastor of Centrepoint Church in Scotland and serves on the Every Nation Europe Leadership Team. He holds a PhD from the University of Manchester, directs the Every Nation School of Ministry in Europe, and is the professor of Theology and Mission at Every Nation Seminary. He and his wife, Jean, have six daughters and two grandsons. He loves the North Carolina mountains, Ukrainian shashlik, and watching quirky television with his wife.

William Murrell

William Murrell

William Murrell is the academic dean and professor of Church History at Every Nation Seminary. Born and raised in the Philippines, William has graduate degrees in history from the University of Oxford (MSt) and Vanderbilt University (PhD) and teaches and writes on the history of missions and Muslim-Christian relations. William and his wife, Rachel, have a daughter and three sons. He loves old books, church architecture, and gardening with his wife and kids.