Mission / Vision

MISSION 

The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry will strengthen Christian belief in the Fredericksburg and surrounding areas, not excluding national and global opportunities, by dealing with issues of faith in pursuit of greater understanding of the truth. Faith is important in the context of belief, but faith without understanding results in superstition, and knowing the truth is the key to developing an unshakable faith. The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry will draw from the historical, theological, and philosophical tradition to build a cumulative case for the reasoned defense of the truth claims of Christianity.


The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry is an evangelism and equipping ministry that is undergirded by the task of Christian apologetics. We are dedicated to strengthening the belief of Christians and interacting with non-Christians who are interested in matters of faith and understanding.

In summary our primary mission of the Real Issue Apologetics Ministry (RIAM) is equipping the believer to think and engaging the thinker to believe and articulate one's faith in a "brave new world" through evangelism undergirded by apologetics, and followed up with the spiritual disciplines.  

Distinctive in this mission's strong evangelistic and apologetic foundation, this ministry intends to touch both the heart and the intellect of those thinkers and influencers in our culture.  We like to sum it up this way. We are about engaging in conversational evangelism that is undergirded by apologetics and followed up with the spiritual disciplines.


VISION

Faith is important in the context of belief, but faith without understanding results in superstition, and knowing the truth is the key to developing unshakable faith. Our desire is to equip and encourage believers to confidently and compassionately stand for truth in the public sector, communicating the truth claims of the Christian faith with wisdom and character. Our key underpinnings are conversational evangelism supported by the task of apologetics, and under girded by the spiritual disciplines


The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry stands upon and defends the historical truth claims of the Christian faith against all other worldviews.

That being said, our vision is to build a team of apologists with servant hearts and minds, focused toward a fourfold thrust of evangelism, apologetics, spiritual disciplines, and training, so that the mandate of 1 Peter 3:15 might be fulfilled: to set apart Christ in our hearts as Lord and always be prepared to give a reason for the hope that is within us, with gentleness and respect, all for the glory of God.

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