The Sufficiency of Scripture
We are committed to a high view of Scripture. Not only do we believe that Scripture is inspired, inerrant, authoritative, but we also believe that it is absolutely sufficient to bring about justification and sanctification (2 Timothy 3:16-17). This confidence in the sufficiency of Scripture drives our passion for expository preaching.
The Centrality of the Local Church
We believe a committed life in the church is necessary for three reasons. (1) Christ ordained it and said it will never fail. (2) The local church is the context in which God sanctifies His people (Eph. 4:16). Therefore, integration of the believer into the local church is a requisite for his/her growth. (3) The local church is the vehicle by which God intends to make and mature disciples in this community and around the world.
The Lordship of Christ
We believe in the Lordship of Jesus Christ over all. Consequently, everyone born from above will bear good fruit and the one who does not bear good fruit evidences that he/she has never been born from above. Thus, while works have no part in justification, they do reveal the validity of one’s faith.
The Power of the Gospel
We believe that the gospel is the life giving source by which the Holy Spirit regenerates those who are spiritually dead (Romans 1:16). For this reason, we believe that our responsibility in evangelism is to present the gospel clearly and then call the unredeemed to repentance and faith in Christ.
The church's great calling is to proclaim the gospel to all people. Because of sin, people do not worship God. Missions exist to put every effort forward to see worship spread among those who bear his image. The world needs to know of the holiness of God, and everyone needs to repent and believe the Gospel. We believe that as each one us is going about our lives we are all called to be proclaiming this good news to the world. We especially want to be sending qualified men and women into parts of the world where no worship exists, that they may proclaim the Gospel, and plead with sinners to come to Christ in faith and repentance.
The Lord has made us, and not we ourselves. We belong to Him, body and soul. To be complementarian is to believe that men and women are together made in the image of God and share in that dignity. Men and women are both heirs of the promises of God, and so we respect and love each other in the ways prescribed in Scripture. We also submit to what Scripture says concerning marriage and seek to glorify God by happily embracing the nature God has given each of us distinctly. We believe that husbands are the head of their homes and we train our men to joyfully fulfill this calling. We believe that wives are to submit to and respect their husbands as they manage their household, employing every wise means and effort to beautify their home. We believe that older men and women are instructed to teach younger men and women in their God-given roles and that the younger are to wholeheartedly receive such instruction as they follow the example of the older.
The Lord is our Shepherd and because of His goodness we lack no good thing. One such evidence of His goodness is that He has given the church pastors (under-shepherds). Our pastors serve and honor Christ by shepherding His people diligently. They maintain a specific shepherding structure in order to wisely care for the needs of our church family: leading, teaching, guarding, and praying for our people. The pastors of Landmark are an example to the church and are held accountable to the qualifications found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. We teach and affirm the Biblical model of a plurality of pastors. Additionally, our deacons assist our pastors by willingly caring for the physical needs of our people within the context of our shepherding structure.