What is a worldview?
A worldview is the grid by which an individual evaluates all of reality. It's the conceptual way we see, understand and interpret the world and our place in it. The worldview one believes to be true will be the driving force behind what one does in this life. Whether it is feeding the poor or blowing up planes full of innocent people, what you believe to be true will determine how you will live your life within this world.
Why are worldviews important?
Worldviews are all-encompassing. They are the foundational beliefs that establish how a person believes and what they will do with their lives. Within the Christian faith worldviews are important because they help to determine the goals that both individual Christians and Christians institutions have in relation to their faith. Worldviews will determine how effectively they both interface with the surrounding culture. This would include both the people and the institutions within those cultures. The following discussion examines the extent of one's worldview and how it impacts one's personal life.
Only 9% of born-again Christians have a biblical worldview - George Barna
According to highly respected pollster and social researcher George Barna, few Christians have a biblical worldview by which they live or make daily decisions. This helps explain the ineffectiveness of Christianity within American culture. We fail to act as the salt influence within our culture because we are ignorant of the Bible and God's principles. Among youth within the church, Barna's research reveals that even fewer of them have a biblical worldview. This does not bode well for the future of the church or the nation. Barna states “It’s very important to know how many people have a biblical worldview because peoples’ behavior is driven by their beliefs – we do what we believe. In other words, our worldview determines the choices we make and the resulting actions we take in life. Everyone has a worldview. The critical question is which one people have embraced. If we want to transform the culture then we will need to change the worldview of the people that produce the culture.
Great Commission and Cultural Mandate
We believe that the Bible, when properly taught, transforms both people and their cultures. Our mission is to fulfill both the Cultural Mandate and the Great Commission given by Jesus. We are to both share the Gospel and then disciple the new converts to the Christian faith. We believe these two commands are complimentary and that we, as the church, are called to complete these tasks as our mission in this life. In doing so we expand the Kingdom of God by changed lves that now live under the lordship of Christ and the ethics God gave us in the Bible through his laws.
The Cultural Mandate
Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth." Genesis 1: 28
The Great Commission
"All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Mathew 28: 16
What we hope to accomplish:
Our goal is to help provide you and your organization with the training and educational tools needed to equip Christians with a holistic biblical worldview. This includes the biblical principles needed for both the personal transformation of the individual as well as that of the culture.
Some of the basic biblical principles for personal and cultural transformation are provided on this site. We also provide educational materials and conferences that can be customized to the needs of your organization.
Until Jesus returns, his people are the hands by which He extends His kingdom here on the earth. Our goal is to play a part in equipping the saints for their God-given ministries on the earth. This site can be used to freely help further both missionary and discipleship efforts throughout the world.
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