A ‘distinctive’ is a unique feature or characteristic that makes you distinct. When we talk about our “distinctives,” we are talking about the values, commitments, convictions, and priorities that define who we are.
Our distinctives are the practical implications and applications of our doctrine. In other words, our doctrinal statement is going to tell you whether or not we’re in the faith, while our distinctives will tell you the unique ways in which we hold and practice our faith. Reading over our distinctives will give you a better idea of what kind of a church we are.