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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.
Dr. Chad Tucker is a native of Hickory, NC. He and his wife, Michelle, have four children, ranging in age from 19 to 5. Together, they have served churches in pastoral ministry for the past 20 years.
Chad attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he holds the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, the Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages, and the Doctor of Ministry degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
His doctoral publication is entitled, "Great Commission Resurgence Principles for Missional Living through Expository Preaching and Sermon-Based Small Groups."
Chad enjoys investing in the next generation of ministry leaders by teaching doctoral seminars and various seminary classes such as New Testament Greek, Logos Bible Software, Bible Book Exegesis, and Expository Preaching.
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.
Doug is a native of Burlington, North Carolina, and Lillian is from Norway. The Lupos have three children (Christopher, Christina, and Savannah), all of which are grown. Before getting married, Doug served as an officer in the Air Force. Lillian was a missionary in Israel, plus served short-term with Operation Mobilization, Child Evangelism Fellowship, and smuggled Bibles through the "Iron Curtain" with Open Doors, formerly Brother Andrew Ministries.
Doug and Lillian met at Grand Rapids School of Bible & Music (GRSBM), now called Cornerstone University, and subsequently served in Southern Africa, he as a missionary "jungle" pilot.
Doug received his Bachelor of Science Degree, from East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina; plus attended GRSBM and AMR Combs Flight Training Academy, for his numerous pilot's licenses and certificates. Just recently graduated from Piedmont International University with a Master of Ministry Degree. As an Associate Pastor, Doug brings to Doxa numerous ministry experiences and a strength in discipleship and Christian Education. Doug is tasked to create and deploy Doxa Discipleship, which will be unlike any other.
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.