Boundary Crossing Ministries is a new, small ministry organization seeking to play a modest supporting role in equipping the members of Christ’s body, his church, in Eastern Europe for the full range of the work of Biblically informed ministry in the world. We propose to do that by:
- promoting the development of Biblically-informed Christian thought across all areas of study such as the arts, sciences, philosophy, history, political economy, government, law, etc. and encouraging its application to all areas of life and culture
- supporting churches, ministry organizations and individuals in developing training programs and resources to equip Christians for missional endeavor in greater Europe
- supporting churches, ministry organizations and individuals in the development of practical unity in common Christian endeavors across the diversity of national, ethnic, community and other cultural identities in greater Europe, recognizing that it offers a powerful testimony to the transforming grace and power of the gospel.
We are fully convinced that the Scriptural testimony found in 1 Timothy 4:4-5 is true, that “everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with gratitude; for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.” We take our mission from what follows in verse 6: “In pointing out these things to the brethren, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and the sound doctrine which you have been following.” The question we ask our brothers and sisters in the churches of Eastern Europe is how are you sanctifying what God has created by His Word and by calling upon Him in prayer? What does it look like in practice? It is in helping to provide the encouragement and the means for that sanctification to occur, with the hope and expectation of real consequences of spiritual fruit, that we are primarily engaged.
To that end, we pray that God would give us the grace and power to become more thoroughly, and faithfully remain,
- Christ-centered, following Him as Lord and offering Him as the Redeemer for lost and helpless sinners in gospel focused ministry
- Church-centered, fully acknowledging that it is His body to whom Christ has given the authority for the advancement of the gospel in the world and that mission agencies are “handmaidens” to His bride, raised up by God to serve for a limited time and purpose in enabling her to fulfill the great calling of her Lord
- Steadfast in standing in the line and light of the historic Protestant, Evangelical creeds and confessions, while engaging the full diversity of Christ’s Church in its visible forms
- Experientially relational in holding to the absolute necessity of the new birth as a supernatural gift of God’s grace in the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit, to the end that we may know God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent, which is eternal life and that we may have genuine fellowship with one another as newly re-created in Him.
- Missional in our life purpose and direction, recognizing that it is not so much that Christ has a mission for His Church as He has a Church for His mission—to call and redeem a people for Himself from every language, family, tribe and people group in the world to know, love and worship Him as God and Savior, now and forever.