Winfield Bevins is the founding pastor of Church of the Outer Banks, and he has just completed Creed: Connect to the Basic Essentials of Historic Christian Faith (NavPress, September 2011).
Creed ties the needs of today’s contemporary Christian to historic faith. The book provides an outline of Christianity’s essentials for believers who are trying to sift through the vast and sometimes treacherous ocean of Christian literature and doctrine. Creed focuses on such theological issues as doctrinal, ethical, and spiritual foundations that are the result of the Apostles’ Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord’s Prayer.
Creed is an ideal discipleship tool. New believers will find answers to basic questions about the faith while mature believers will find renewal by revisiting these foundations. The first part of the book focuses on the Apostles’ Creed and explores its relevance for today. The final part of the book discusses the Ten Commandments and the Lord’s Prayer.
I really like the book’s suggestions for studying the Bible as well as the sections that prompted me to reflect on and respond to my own understanding of Christianity’s foundations.
Winfield is a member of the Acts 29 Network and is involved with coaching and training church planters from many different denominations across the United States. He is passionately committed to discipleship in the local church.