a. BRC theology matches that outlined by the website gotquestions.org. Now, I already know I view things different than gotquestions.org related to remarriage and a few other things. In time, I will formalize those differences, but for now, practically, this website provides a needed base of theology.
b. Call this a pet peeve if you like, or call it fundamentally important. That is, perhaps it's minor, but likely it's not. And here it is: as a Bayder Rock Church member you are not allowed to offer prayer requests for others. Why do I say this? Because Bayder Rock Church wants TrueFaced disciples. BRC wants authenticity. BRC wants a culture that leans into James 5:16. Prayer is of course a key part of church, but over my life, FAR too many times I hear people offer prayer requests like this: "Please pray for my neighbor's, cousin's, aunt's dog who is at the vet." Look ... this is not helpful to discipleship and Lordship and all the things BRC aims to do.
c. Now, admittedly, even to my 8 Dimensions of Wellness, which effectively serves as a tangible way to monitor holiness, #2 above, and also these 8 Dimensions 'come with an asterisk.' Meaning, that BRC needs to CLEARLY avoid legalism. And to make extra-biblical rules ... well ... that's cautious ground. So, with an asterisk to my teaching, things like #2 above prayers, and the 8 Dimensions of Wellness have a valid and good place. But ... biblical history, human history, shows that endevouring like BRC here now does means that we need to learn from past mistakes and this is one of my cautions, and related solutions, to the concern.
d. Hamartia - Key to Church Discipline under BRC is defining sin. We will use the idea of Hamartia (https://biblehub.com/greek/266.htm), although there are other words for sin throughout the Bible. For clarity, we need simplicity. And Hamartia's imagery is wonderful: to miss the mark. Meaning, a target with a bullseye has an infinte number of ways to err (i.e., to sin). And in any direction (as opposed to political 'left' and 'right' thinking). So, you may then fill out a "Matthew 18 Half Sheet of Green Paper" against me, pointing out a sin you see in me in even the most minute of ways. As THIS is APPLAUDED in BRC. I imagine times when, in the days of the church mailbox, that my mailbox as the pastor preacher would be overflowing with green sheets I and elders would need to care for weekly.
e. Do BRC doctrine, these pastors mark high on my list: John MacArthur, John Piper, RC Sproul, Charles Stanley, Johnny Hunt, Tommy Nelson
f. Google speculates that everyone makes 35,000 decisions a day. Filtering these many decisions through Matthew 7:24-25, the 'Rock' of Truth is important to BRC thinking, how easy and quickly bad thinking can get a person off track.
g. Once BRC reaches 500 members, I plan to start taking a paycheck.
h. At BRC, we will 'lean into conflict'. We will resolve conflict. We will improve. We will solve problems.
i. At BRC, we tell the truth. We are honest. It is okay to be honest in doubt, far better than to doubt silently. It's okay to ask questions and to disagree. We do not wear masks to present a false version of ourselves. All the while, though, we aim for 10 out of 10 in each category of the 8 Dimensions of Wellness.