DISTINCTIVES

Our vision is to glorify God through our love for Jesus as we make disciples of all nations and as we multiply new congregations that hold to the practice of the early church.

• Early Church Practice
• Family-Integrated Worship
• Smaller by Design
• Focused on Making Disciples
• The Doctrines of Grace
• Historic Christian Orthodoxy
• New Covenant Theology
• Relationships over Programs
• Complementarian Gender Roles
• Relaxed Atmosphere
• The Lord’s Supper as a Holy Meal
• In-depth Bible Teaching
• Elder Led Consensus
• Biblical Inerrancy

Elders

Our pastors/elders believe in the importance of teaching the Bible, relationships over programs, their duty to lead the church through building congregational consensus, the priesthood of the believer, believer’s baptism, the doctrines of grace, new covenant theology, the Danver’s Statement on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, the Chicago Statement on the inerrancy of Scripture, the Nashville Statement on sexuality, historic Christian orthodoxy, early church practice, the regula fide and the Five Solas (Sola Fide, Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia, Solus Christus, Soli Deo Gloria).

Steve & LixinAbout Stephen Atkerson

Stephen E. Atkerson (M.Div., Mid-America Baptist Seminary) helps church leaders discover simple growth strategies given by Jesus to the early church. For over 30 years, he has worked with evangelists, missionaries, church planters, and pastors in Asia, the Americas, Europe and Africa. He planted the Atlanta Reformation Fellowship in 1991, is president of the New Testament Reformation Fellowship, and author of New Testament Church Dynamics.

 

 

 

About Gerald Scarbrough

Gerald Scarbrough studied at Southwestern Baptist Seminary, afterwards serving for over 14 years on the pastoral staff at Baptist churches in Tennessee and Georgia. He then shifted his ministry focus to minister in more relationship-oriented churches that see the importance of living out early church practice. With the help of the Georgia Baptist Convention, he was also involved with a church planting effort in McDonough, Georgia. Gerald became an elder/pastor in Atlanta Reformation Fellowship in 2019.