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Who We Are
Doxa Church is a gathering of Christ-followers who seek to display the glory (doxa) of God in all of life.
Matt White grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota, where his father served as a bi-vocational Baptist church planter. He moved to North Carolina in 1988 to attend Duke University where he received an AB in Public Policy Studies. He received his MDiv from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1999 and completed coursework for his ThM in 2018.
He married his wife Tiffany (a Carolina girl and pastor’s daughter) in 1995. Tiffany completed a Master of Arts in Ministry to Women degree from Southeastern Seminary in 2020. They have lived in an old farmhouse in downtown Mebane for fifteen years. They have four children, one married and living in Ohio, two in college, and one still at home.
Matt has served as a teacher, small group leader, deacon, and elder over the last twenty-five years, and has provided pulpit supply to churches for the last few years. He is currently the Vice-President of Software Development at Epiphany Healthcare where he helped develop Cardio Server, a clinical study management system used by hundreds of hospitals worldwide.
Matt and Tiffany are passionate about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and encouraging all believers to be diligent students of the Word. They are also committed to facilitating real, meaningful community among the body of Christ, so that they may grow into maturity in Christ and share the Gospel with those around them.
Mark Harrington is a middle school social studies teacher and has served as deacon, Sunday school teacher, and lay preacher. He is married to Martha and has one daughter, Sarah. Mark spends Saturdays attending Sarah's volleyball games and Duke Blue Devils football games. He and his family enjoy traveling, especially the mountains, hiking, and camping.
What We Believe
We believe that the glory of God changes everything
Join Us for Worship
Every Sunday at 10:15AM
1603 S. Church Street, Ste A
Burlington, NC 27215
What To Expect
We recognize that visiting a new church can sometimes be overwhelming. No two churches are the same, so it helps to know what to expect when you arrive. We look forward to your visit and want you to feel welcome and at ease. Expect to be welcomed by our friendly hosts upon your arrival. If you are a first time guest, they will arrange for you to receive a Connect Card with additional information about our Church.
When Are The Services?
We meet on Sundays for "Coffee and Conversation" at 10:00 am. This is a wonderful time to enjoy a cup of coffee while connecting with new friends. Our worship begins at 10:15 am. We also meet on Wednesday evenings at 6:45 pm for prayer and Bible Study.
What Is The Worship Service Like?
Our worship service is both formal and familiar. While we are primarily reverent of God and reflective in tone (formal), we are able to rejoice and respond as well (familiar). Our desire is for worship to be active, not passive. We sing together. We pray together. We study God's Word together. The preaching is primarily expositional, meaning that it seeks to explain the text in its biblical context before drawing contemporary applications. After the sermon, we sing a song and take our seats once more for a brief moment of reflection. Following the service, people enjoy sharing informal fellowship and conversation with one another.
How Should I Dress?
Please dress comfortably. Our congregation is fairly diverse and most forms of dress are represented. However you dress, you will surely not be alone.
What Is The Music Like?
We sing a mixture of theologically rich hymns and soul-stirring praise songs. Our song selection is based more on the lyrical meaning than being locked into a particular style. We hope you will be uplifted and encouraged to join in our heartfelt worship.
When Do The Services Normally End?
Our worship service usually ends around 11:30 am. Our Wednesday evening activities end at 8:00 pm.
Our goal in Children's ministry is to assist parents in their God-given responsibility to bring up their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4).
We desire to serve in this way through teaching of the word of God that is geared toward a child's specific age and level of understanding. It is our hope and our constant prayer that the children in our ministry would come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and that all of the parents of these children would also be saved and be strengthened in their faith by the ministry of the church.
To this end we offer children's Sunday school classes that teach through the Bible systematically. We intentionally train our teachers and equip them to lovingly and faithfully instruct the children from the word of God using faithful curriculum.
Our Youth Ministry is intended to help believing youth to grow in Christ and to see unbelieving youth come to salvation through Jesus Christ and to strengthen them in the faith in preparation to live a life that honors Jesus Christ.
We believe that the greatest need in youth ministry is for youth to know, believe, and obey the word of God. We desire for believing youth to begin serving in ministry immediately, making the most of their time and their youthful energy for the glory of Christ. We eagerly welcome and encourage parental service and involvement in our youth ministry.
Doxa Discipleship is different! We believe it is the kind of discipleship our Lord and Savior intended when He said, "Follow Me" (Matt. 4:19).
About Small Groups
Small Groups are integral to the discipleship process of Doxa Church.
These groups exist to cultivate growth in our church through mutual instruction and encouragement as we learn and apply the truths of the word of God together.
Because of the more intimate setting that a small group can offer, it is our goal to see all families involved in one. Through these groups we strive to obey the many New Testament commands toward "one another" as we share in fellowship, prayer, singing, and instruction in the Scriptures. It is our eager desire that these groups would promote unity and sacrificial service among the body according to the truth of God's word.
As Doxa Church grows, we plan to add more meeting places throughout the week in order to accommodate all families. All small groups will work through the same material.
We are delighted to have guests who are both Christians and non-Christians, and we are also glad when they want to get involved. However, Scripture is clear that the church itself consists only of those who are believers in Jesus Christ. Therefore, while we rejoice for people who are not Christians to attend and to get to know the church and its people, full involvement in the church is only possible for those who are Christians.
If you are not a Christian, we would love to help you find out more about Jesus Christ and why knowing him is absolutely essential for every person. Please contact us and see our page on the Good News of Jesus Christ. If you are a Christian, here is how you can get involved in the church:
- Get to know us.
- Come to Sunday corporate worship services and midweek fellowship groups.
- Meet with church members and leaders after church and during the week.
- Know what we believe and value.
- Read the pages under our "What we Believe" section
- Read the Intro to Doxa booklet.
- Attend the New Members' Class.
- Join the church, consisting of these requirements:
1. Be baptized as a believer
2. Attend a New Members Class
3. Submit a membership application
4. Meet with one of our pastors to hear your testimony of salvation
5. Submit your written testimony to the church or read it publicly, at a time approved by the leadership of the church, in order to help the church get to know you.
- Develop relationships with people in the church.
- Become part of a Life Group.
- Come to church as often as possible and learn from the Bible teaching.
- Take advantage of sermon archives from us and other churches via our website.
- Read the Bible.
- Read the recommended books from the website.
- Take any equipping classes or attend any meetings that are available.
- Find an area of need and meet it.
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- Stay teachable and willing to learn.
- Ask the church leaders where the greatest needs are and what would be the best fit.