A Place To Call Home
The Scribal Conservatory Arts & Worship Center is a Scripture-based, 21st-century ministry that is under the apostolic oversight of Theresa Harvard Johnson, MDiv, MAPW. We enjoy digging out the truth of God's word by exploring the literal, contextual, historical and revelatory meaning - staying true to what Christ taught OVER people or popular doctrine. Our foundation is rooted exclusively in MATURING BELIEVERS in the reality of Christ's eternal purpose: To reveal the Kingdom of Heaven in us. We are a NO FRILLS, NO HYPE, NO CIRCUS, NO CLICKS, NO SUPERSTAR, NO HEADLINERS & NO MERCHANDISING MINISTRY! PURE MINISTRY IS OUR FOCUS! We work diligently to remove all obstacles to pure ministry. The Conservatory is open to individuals and families but encompasses a special anointing to reach those who need diverse, non-conventional ministry. We understand that the congregation has changed tremendously since the turn of the Century, and we are here to meet those who are boldly and unapologetically embracing that change. We do this, however, without compromising the Word and the will of God for His beloved congregation. We are an aligned, accountable ministry with a focus on community. We hope you will join our family!
ABOUT THE SCRIBAL CONSERVATORY ARTS & WORSHIP CENTER
WHO WE ARE
The Scribal Conservatory Arts & Worship Center is A 501c3 non-profit organization that serves as a full-time fellowship for followers of Jesus Christ. We are organized and function like a local church, but without the common models we see operating today. Our goal continues to be to shed those things that distract and prevent us from freely serving, studying and experiencing our faith. As a result, we can focus on spiritual growth, development and most importantly - maturity in the faith.
WHAT IS A CONSERVATORY & CONSERVATOR?
A “Conservatory” is a college or university of study. This simply refers to our style of teaching, preaching and approach to ministry. We fully believe in being students of the Word and do not fear questioning traditioning, and many cultural church norms. A “Conservator” is a guardian or protector of a specific body of knowledge or work. As “Conservators,” we protect the vision, mission and purpose of the “Conservatory” which is to transform nations, reinforce covenant in Christ, increase understanding and elevate Christ above men.
The Scribal Conservatory Arts & Worship Center is committed to helping believers achieve true healing and freedom in their lives through transformation into likeness and image of Christ. We set our hearts on what is eternal and strengthen our faith/belief from this perspective.
Romans 12:2, “And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be [a]transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].”
The Scribal Conservatory Arts & Worship Center is committed to helping believers discover a more excellent way of living through the Christ’s better covenant. This covenant is centered on apprehending what it means to fully embrace Christ’s covenant, and His design for his bride to walk in unity. Our goal is to demonstrate the deep abiding love for God, and for one another in our families, congregational relationships, friendships and within our communities. It is our desire to see this covenant alive and well in us. We build people, not buildings.
Hebrews 8:6, 6 But as it is, Christ has acquired a [priestly] ministry which is more excellent [than the old Levitical priestly ministry], for He is the Mediator (Arbiter) of a better covenant [uniting God and man], which has been enacted and rests on better promises. 7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion for a second one or an attempt to institute another one [the new covenant]. 8 However, God finds fault with them [showing its inadequacy] when He says, “Behold, the days will come, says the Lord, When I will make and ratify a new covenant With the house of Israel and with the house of Judah; 9 Not like the covenant that I made with their fathers, On the day when I took them by the hand, To lead them out of the land of Egypt; For they did not abide in My covenant, And so I withdrew My favor and disregarded them, says the Lord. 10 “For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel. After those days, says the Lord: I will imprint My laws upon their minds [even upon their innermost thoughts and understanding], And engrave them upon their hearts [effecting their regeneration]. And I will be their God, And they shall be My people. 11 “And it will not be [necessary] for each one to teach his fellow citizen, Or each one his brother, saying, ‘Know [by experience, have knowledge of] the Lord,’ For all will know [Me by experience and have knowledge of] Me, From the least to the greatest of them. 12 “For I will be merciful and gracious toward their wickedness, And I will remember their sins no more. 13 When God speaks of A new covenant,” He makes the first one obsolete. And whatever is becoming obsolete (out of use, annulled) and growing old is ready to disappear."
ELEVATING CHRIST ABOVE MEN
We are living in a time when the congregation is overflowing with idolatry – the worship of men, the worship of self, the worship of things, the love of money, the pursuit of fame, the building of personal kingdoms, etc. The Scribal Conservatory is committed to pursuing Christ unconditionally, drawing a clear and defining line between pure ministry and idol worship. Our goal is simple: We want to see Him and to make Him known.
Hebrews 3:1-6, “Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. 2He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. 3Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. 4For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. 5“Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house,” a bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future. 6But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.”
The Scribal Conservatory believes that one of the keys to experiencing the fulness of God is understanding His intention. We are committed to ensuring that every member of our congregation is rooted in apprehending the intention of Christ.
Proverbs 2:1-15 AMP, "My son, if you will receive my words, And treasure my commandments within you, 2 So that your ear is attentive to [skillful and godly] wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding [seeking it conscientiously and striving for it eagerly]; 3 Yes, if you cry out for insight, And lift up your voice for understanding; 4 If you seek skillful and godly wisdom as you would silver, And search for her as you would hidden treasures; 5 Then you will understand the [reverent] fear of the Lord [that is, worshiping Him and regarding Him as truly awesome] And discover the knowledge of God. 6 For the Lord gives [skillful and godly] wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. 7 He stores away sound wisdom for the righteous [those who are in right standing with Him]; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity [those of honorable character and moral courage], 8 He guards the paths of justice; And He preserves the way of His saints (believers). 9 Then you will understand righteousness and justice [in every circumstance] And integrity and every good path. 10 For [skillful and godly] wisdom will enter your heart, And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. 11 Discretion will watch over you, Understanding and discernment will guard you, 12 To keep you from the way of evil and the evil man, From the man who speaks perverse things; 13 From those who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; 14 Who find joy in doing evil, And delight in the perversity of evil, 15 Whose paths are crooked, And who are devious in their ways…"
OUR FAITH STATEMENT CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING
- We believe in one God-Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Creator of all things.
- We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, was crucified, died, was buried, was resurrected, ascended into heaven, and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father and is true God and true man.
- We believe the Bible in its entirety to be the inspired Word of God and the infallible rule of faith and conduct. We try to provide accurate Biblical understanding that will cause believers to shed preconceived religious notions, and press into a powerful comprehension of the infallible Word of God.
- We believe in personal salvation of believers through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
- We believe in the resurrection of the dead and the eternal security of those who are saved.
- We believe in the finished work of Redemption and the defeat of the devil by the cross.
- We believe in sanctification through the Word of God and by the Holy Spirit, and we believe in personal holiness, equality of personhood, and the necessity of the purity of heart and life.
- We believe in divine healing, through faith in the Name of Jesus Christ, and that healing is included in the Redemption.
- We believe in water baptism, in the Baptism in the Holy Spirit as distinct from the New Birth, in speaking with tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance (Acts 2:4), in the gifts of the Spirit, and the evidence and emphasis upon the fruit of the Spirit. We believe that all of these are available to believers.
- We believe in the literal personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ — and also in the potential of Christ-likeness returning amidst the many-membered corporate believer.