Our Influences

The ministries below have influenced the way we do ministry and encouraged us to stay true to the Gospel in all we do. To visit their website, click on the picture or scroll down to read a summary of each ministry. 

Evangelical Free Church of AmericaThe Gospel CoalitionThe Gospel Project

Desiring God9MarksJoshua Project

Christian Counseling and Educational FoundationThe Council on Biblical Manhood and WomanhoodWorld News Group 

Evangelical Free Church of America: Keystone is a member church of the EFCA, an interdependent “denomination” of over 1300 evangelical, like-minded, autonomous churches in the US.

 The Gospel Coalition: Although broadly Reformed (theologically), the glue of TGC is the gospel.  Bridging denominational, ethnic and class lines, TGC educates and encourages believers and their leaders by advocating gospel-centered principles and practices that glorify the Savior and do good to those for whom He shed His life’s blood.

 The Gospel Project: A three-year Sunday school curriculum that Keystone uses for children through adults, which examines how all Scripture gives testimony to Jesus Christ. Students journey from Genesis to Revelation and discover how God’s plan of redemption unfolds throughout Scripture and still today, compelling them to join the mission of God.

 Desiring God:  Promoting the “Christian Hedonism” that Pastor John Piper finds in Jonathan Edwards’ works.  Through books, articles and videos, Dr. Piper is on a mission to call Christians to a God-entranced view of life in which the believer—even when suffering, finds his/her greatest delight in the sovereign God of the Bible, the Architect of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

 IX Marks: Excellent biblical & practical resources for church leaders and members from Capitol Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.

 Joshua Project:  Serving missions, intercessors, and Christians concerned about lost people in the world, this research and data publishing ministry highlights the ethnic groups of the world which have the least followers of Jesus Christ.   

Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation: At Keystone we use the many fine Christian Counseling & Education Foundation resources for wisdom, counseling, advice, and biblical life-shaping.  Based in Glenside, PA, CCEF’s mission is to restore Christ to counseling, and counseling to the church by thinking biblically about the issues of living. 

 Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood:  Believing that God created men and women equally but differently, this ministry sets forth the Bible’s teachings—and their implications, about the complementary differences between the sexes.  Created equally in the image of God, nonetheless God has ordained distinctions revealed in Scripture that if honored, offer health to families and churches.   

 World Magazine:  A hardcopy & digital news outlet reporting and providing commentary through a biblical grid.