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Ambassador's Creed

Stand to Reason equips Christian ambassadors with knowledge, wisdom, and character. Stand to Reason teaches the value of using our minds to love God and share the Gospel.

We focus on the basics, the fundamentals of theology and ethics, and the fundamental tools of thought. We teach not just what to think, but how to think. While Stand to Reason may not be unique in the information we give, we are distinctive in the way we use the information.

Knowledge

An Ambassador must have some basic knowledge. Minimally, he must know the character, mind, and purposes of his king.

Wisdom

Knowledge must be deployed in a skillful way. There’s an element of wisdom, a tactical and artful diplomacy that makes his message persuasive.

Character

Because an ambassador brings himself along in everything he does, his personal maturity and individual virtue can either make or break the message.

Ready

An Ambassador is alert for chances to represent Christ and will not back away from a challenge or an opportunity.

Tactical

An Ambassador adapts to each unique person and situation, maneuvering with wisdom to challenge bad thinking, presenting the truth in an understandable and compelling way.

Honest

An Ambassador is careful with the facts and will not misrepresent another's view, overstate his own case, or understate the demands of the Gospel.

Dependent

An Ambassador knows that effectiveness requires joining his best efforts with God's power.

Reasonable

An Ambassador has informed convictions (not just feelings), gives reasons, asks questions, seeks answers, and will not be stumped by the same challenge twice.

Clear

An Ambassador is careful with language and will not rely on Christian lingo, nor gain unfair advantage by resorting to empty rhetoric.

Humble

An Ambassador is provisional in his claims, knowing that his understanding of truth is fallible. He will not press a point beyond what the evidence allows.

Patient

An Ambassador won’t quarrel, but will listen in order to understand, then with gentleness seek to respectfully engage those who disagree.

Fair

An Ambassador is sympathetic and understanding towards others and will acknowledge the merits of contrary views.

Attractive

An Ambassador will act with grace, kindness, and good manners. He will not dishonor Christ in his conduct.