Our Core Values & Beliefs
We believe in a freedom worth dying for. Our mission is to liberate and equip Christians to live the new covenant lifestyle.
Those that consider themselves ”our people,” are hungry for truth, not just doctrine. They believe disagreeing is acceptable to get to the truth. They are willing to change their thinking and be flexible. They are willing to rebel against the status quo or leave their comfort zone to pursue truth and freedom. If you agree, then you are one of Our People.
We believe that Jesus died to give us freedom; therefore freedom should be valued and guarded. Everything we teach is intended to bring freedom through truth. Also, ”where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom;” so our team believes that where I am, there is complete freedom. I carry a zone of freedom.
Investing is long-term thinking. This impacts every aspect of life. Although it may cost more, buying quality only hurts you once. It is better to do something right the first time rather than to do it twice. We believe that time is an un-renewable resource. There is always more money, but there is not more time. Operating in long-term thinking is king thinking, whereas short-term thinking is slave thinking.
”A Righteous man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children.” - Proverbs 13:22
We have the highest respect for understanding and applying the Bible correctly. By having Biblical as a value, we have made a commitment to constant growth and change. We are willing to change our thinking,even hundreds or thousands of times.
We do not believe in the ”Man of God, holier than thou, big man on the platform” model of ministry. Empowering others is at the core of everything we do. We believe that real Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers are first and foremost Equippers and Foot-washers (Eph. 4, John 13). Our heart is to see others step into their New Creation Identity, fullness of freedom and walking out their calling.
RelationalWe hold a high value for being transparent, vulnerable, valuing relationships, and standing up for people. We will be relational leaders and leave a trail of Sons and Daughters behind us, not orphans.
By understanding the Bible correctly and living according to it, we have a high value for walking in the supernatural. To claim to have a high value for the Bible and not walk in the supernatural is a bizarre form of hypocrisy.
“All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.” - Victor Hugo (1802-1885)
Many churches and movements have a statement of faith. For the Welton Academy, we have Core Beliefs. These beliefs filter through everything that we teach and do. These are beliefs that we write about, teach about, and blatantly stand for. If you identify yourself with the following seven beliefs, then welcome home, you are a part of our tribe! We are passionately pursuing the truth that God has given us and believe that the time for these ideas has finally come.
We believe that humanity has worth and value in the heart of God. Because of man’s tremendous worth, God sent Jesus to restore mankind’s identity as sons. Identity is integral to walking out one’s calling and position in the kingdom of God. (Read Eyes of Honor by Dr. Jonathan Welton and Precious in His Sight by Harold Eberle)
New Covenant Freedom
We believe that Jesus died to establish a New Covenant, which when received by faith brings each individual freedom from sin. This freedom was worth dying for and it is our heart that each individual remains free, this means that neither sin nor religion should re-establish bondage in one’s life. (Read Normal Christianity by Welton)
We believe in the modern ongoing ministry of the five-fold equippers of Ephesians 4. All the supernatural gifts and manifestations of the Holy Spirit are for today. We are completely opposed to quenching the Holy Spirit. (Read The School of the Seers by Dr. Jonathan Welton)
Advancing the Kingdom
We believe that King Jesus came and established His kingdom in the first century. This kingdom has been growing and expanding since the first century, going from glory to greater glory. By the kingdom expanding, Jesus’ prayer is being progressively answered and it is becoming on earth as it is in heaven. (Read The Advancing Kingdom by Dr. Jonathan Welton)
We believe that Jesus is going to physically return, judge, and resurrect in the future. In the meantime, the Kingdom of God will continue to grow and subdue the earth. We do not believe in a future one-world antichrist leader, a future Great Tribulation and a secret rapture. The prophecies of Daniel, Matthew 24, and Revelation were in regards to the events of 70AD (Read Raptureless by Dr. Jonathan Welton; also review the Statement of End-Time beliefs below).
We believe that spiritual models are necessary and important for spiritual growth. The widespread model of “covering” is a counterfeit of true relational fathering. There is no hierarchy in the Kingdom of God, but there are examples, which can be looked up to and can serve as foot-washers and encouragers to the Body of Christ. (Read Authentic Spiritual Mentoring by Larry Kreider).