Doxa Church envisions a day when every inch of Orange Park will be filled with the glory of God. In order for this to happen, people must see Jesus on display through His church. For that reason, it is our joy to be planting a church in the city of Orange Park. We believe that Orange Park has fertile soil to sow gospel seed. People have long been wounded by the weight of religion, while others seek pleasure in things that fail to truly satisfy. We know the Gospel supplies the only remedy to restore and make a person whole. Our hope is every person will behold and be transformed by the Gospel of Jesus for God’s glory and our joy.
For the earth will be filled
with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.
What is Doxa?
The Greek word “doxa” means glory, and God’s glory is why our church exists. God's Glory is a theological theme that can be traced through the entirety of Scripture. The glory of God is the summation and weight of God's character and reputation. Jesus is the personification of God's glory and through the power of the Gospel the presence of God now indwells the people of God.
Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.
And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
Doxa doesn't have a mission, but Jesus does. Jesus commanded us to make disciples. We consider the task of making disciples a great joy, responsibility, and privilege. Our hope is to lead a movement for all people to behold, be transformed, and obey the Gospel of Jesus in all of life, for all of life. The goal of discipleship is looking increasingly more and more like Jesus. Discipleship is a lifelong endeavor that has been beautifully illustrated in 2 Corinthians 3:18.
And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18
Core Theological Convictions
We prescribe to the tradition of a historic evangelical confessionalism. The following core theological convictions serve as the convictions of Doxa's Leadership and stand in unity with eventual affiliation with the Acts 29 Church Planting Network. On matters of secondary theological importance there is charity within the body.
- Gospel centrality in all of life
- The sovereignty of God in saving sinners
- The work of the Holy Spirit for life and ministry
- The equality of male and female and the principle of male servant leadership
- The local church as God’s primary mission strategy