Lanier Theological Library Partnership
Positioning the resources of truth to grow the Kingdom in Jesus' name.
The Lanier Theological Library vision is to be open to the public, with the best possible resources and programs, available to its patrons free of charge. The Library welcomes all as patrons and will always be committed to the open exchange of ideas and honest discussion.
However the Lanier Foundation Partnership is a unique fellowship of those who share a vision for the truth of Scripture and the revelation of Jesus, God's son. This is an opportunity to have impact now and in the future through the Library and the Learning Center.
Introducing the Lanier Theological Library and Learning Center Partnership
Partnering with Mark and Becky Lanier and other like-minded believers, who share a love for the Bible and constant truth of God, you are invited to participate in the ongoing efforts of this body of believers. You will be kept abreast of all the behind scenes and activities of the Library as well as information about the Library, Learning Center and Mark’s ministry beyond the Library through the Lanier Partnership newsletter. Partners will enjoy advance notification of public events in The Stone Chapel with additional gatherings and events for our partners throughout the year. Partners will receive a fun welcome kit full of Lanier Theological Library and Learning Center accessories, just perfect for a day of study at the Library. Partners can walk where Jesus walked with Mark and Becky! Join other Foundation partners for this Holy Land trip of a lifetime, March 5-14, 2021. Your gift will be celebrated on our partnership with a special recognition on the Lanier Foundation Partnership wall. Finally, and most importantly, Lanier Partners will have the benefit and blessing of knowing they are making a difference in our world today and sowing into God’s Kingdom for generations to come!
Partnership benefits in this first and inaugural year is an initial investment of $2,800, with a comitment to a similar annual donation.
Additionally, please see the values that we believe impact society in a way that bring peace and joy in a world that offers nothing equal. We believe these core values make a real difference because they are revealed in scripture as God's plan for humanity. Carefully and prayerful review them below.
We believe in the Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy; and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. The Bible is God’s Word to us, his self-revelation to us, that we must be diligent to study and to obey.
We believe there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God is both Creator and Sustainer of life, the one and only sovereign Ruler and eternal Judge. In his supreme holiness, he is both perfectly loving and perfectly just.
We believe God created our world, including Mankind, which he uniquely created in his image for fellowship with him and for his glory, two distinct and complementary sexes together reflecting the image of God, both fully and equally deserving of love, respect and kindness.
We believe all of humanity has fallen into sin and rebellion against God and is, as a consequence, separated from God. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works, but only by trusting in Jesus Christ can man be saved from sin’s penalty.
We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious, substitutionary and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, and his personal return in power and glory.
We believe in the Salvation of sinful man, through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, by faith apart from works as the free gift of God; in regeneration by the Holy Spirit; and in resurrection of the saved unto an eternal life of fellowship, worship and service both here and in Heaven.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit who convicts of sin, converts the lost, then dwells within the believer, sealing, securing and sanctifying each one, gifting, guiding and empowering believers to live a holy lives, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe in the Unity of the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ, in its universal and local expression, the purpose of which is to work together to fulfill the Great Commandments and the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe in the Family, celebrating marriage as the union of a man and woman, according to God’s design and as a picture of Christ and the Church; the sanctity of all human life, and the imperative of raising of godly children in safe, nurturing and Christ-centered homes.
Final Authority for Matters of Belief and Conduct
This statement of faith summarizes, but does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the final source of all that we believe. For purposes of the Lanier Theological Library Foundation’s faith, doctrine, practices and policies, the President of the Lanier Theological Library Foundation Board of Directors is the final interpretive authority on the Bible’s interpretation and application.