Church Registry and Clearinghouse
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Hardly a day goes by that we here at The Foundation do not receive a telephone call, an email, or a letter from some family pleading for help in finding a sound church in which they can publicly worship God. By the time they contact us, they have usually exhausted whatever resources they have for finding what they need. These pleas come mostly from Americans, but we have received requests from Christians overseas as well. All these pleas evoke both anger and sadness in us: Anger at the treason of church officers to Christ, and sadness at the plight of sheep who have been deserted by shepherds.
In most of these cases, the persons contacting us have been offended by the errant teaching of their pastors or elders. In many so-called Reformed churches today, teachers are teaching, or failing to oppose, false doctrines of Scripture, salvation, justification, election, the covenant of grace, the Lord’s Supper, baptism, and more. Unable in good conscience to sit quietly under such un-Biblical teaching, these Christians may have protested the errors of their teachers, only to be told to keep quiet. In some cases, they have been threatened by their teachers with everything from ostracism to damnation. These despicable clerics are hurting the sheep for whom Christ died. In their need, and in obedience to their Master, the sheep are seeking to worship with other Christians who understand and believe the Gospel of grace, but they cannot find faithful congregations in their locale.
One method we have encouraged people to use to find like-minded believers and churches is to consult the signers’ lists for the 1998 Reformation Day Statement (which addresses Evangelicals and Catholics Together [ECT] ) and the 2004 Reformation Day Declaration (which addresses ECT, the New Perspective on Paul, and the Auburn Avenue Theology). But even those lists have limited use.
In order to provide more help to these offended little ones, we are establishing a church registry and clearinghouse. Please note: We are not establishing a new denomination; but we are providing a much-needed service to both congregations that are faithful to Scripture and to families who are looking for such faithful congregations. By publishing this church registry we hope to offer some modest help to both individual Christians looking for an acceptable place to worship, and to congregations seeking Christians for mutual edification and to evangelize their communities. We do not guarantee that everyone will be satisfied with every church in this Registry; the user is always under the obligation to compare what is taught by these churches with Scripture. But the churches listed in the registry have answered several questions (and their answers are posted here as well) that will enable those Christians seeking churches to evaluate them better.
At one time, brand names, that is denominations,
conveyed some useful information to the inquirer. But today, denominational
brand names mean almost nothing. One can hear more-Biblical sermons, and
see more-Biblical practice in some non-denominational churches than one
can in some professedly Reformed churches. We intend to screen churches
that wish to be listed on this registry so that it will be of some help
to Christians. Any church interested in being listed in the registry should
complete the Questionnaire.
For a list of churches, click HERE
 Whoever receives one little child like this in my name receives me. But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes.... Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in Heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in Heaven. For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost. What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the 99 and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying? And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the 99 that did not go astray. Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in Heaven that one of these little ones should perish (Matthew 18:5-14).