What We Are Not?

Perception does not always define reality, and incorrect assumptions may easily lead to false conclusions. While we believe that our church is accurately defined by the statements included throughout this website, we recognize that our generally non age-segregated approach to church may cause some to associate us with certain movements or doctrines which also tend to use a non age-segregated approach. Please recognize that our preferred ministry model similarities are not an indication of likeminded doctrine and teaching.

Legacy Baptist Church is not part of a larger movement such as the Integrated Church Movement (ICM) or the Family-Integrated Church (FIC). We believe this must be clarified due to the tendency that some people may have to lump all non age-segregated ministries into these groups. We do not intend to make the same mistake by, in turn, attempting to define all churches that may be tied to such movements, and so we here only attempt to list just a few teachings that are not true of our church.

  • We do not preach a Reformed/Calvinistic Theology (in that we reject various imbalances in all five points of Calvisim, particularly the denial of man's free-will in Salvation).

  • We do not preach an Arminian Theology (in that we believe God to be absolutely sovereign, and deny that mankind bears any credit for his own salvation).

  • We do not preach a Replacement Theology (replacing Israel with the church).

  • We do not preach a Dominion Theology (promoting cultural reformation and redeeming the world itself).

  • We do not preach a Post-Millennial Theology (bringing in Christ's Kingdom by overcoming the sin of this age).

  • We do not preach a Theonomy Theology (an outgrowth of Reconstructionist Theology obligated to Old Testament Law).

  • We do not shun the Great Commission (suggesting focus on strengthening families, but not reaching the world).

  • We do not promote an exclusively Family-Oriented Church (suggesting a failure to reach and include all people).

  • We do not associate with the ICM, the FIC, or Vision Forum (and thus, should not be identified with those movements or theologies).

  • We do not associate with New Evangelicalism (but rather preach ecclesiastical separation).

  • We do not promote Home Churches (suggesting here a lack of authority and accountability).

This partial listing is made in an attempt to answer some of the common misconceptions made about Legacy. We trust that you will find it helpful in more accurately examining the beliefs and practices of our church. Be sure to read through the various pages throughout this website for a more thorough explanation of what we believe and practice. Should you still have questions regarding any matter, please do not hesitate to contact us.

For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

- 2 Corinthians 2:17