What We Believe
John Wesley and the early Methodists were particularly concerned about
inviting people to experience God's grace and to grow in their knowledge and love of God through disciplined Christian living.
They placede primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley
referred to as "practical divinity" has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today. We invite you
to learn more about our rich theological heritage.
Mystery- We embrace the wonder
and mystery of our Creator, and seek to celebrate, enjoy, and experience the goodness of God, that far surpasses our understanding.
We recognize that this world, life and God are all to profound and complex to be reduced to simplistic formulas or to be neatly
packed an cataloged in boxes.
Authenticity- We stumble every day in many ways- and so
we encourage one another to readily admit mistakes, not to hide rough edges, or try to cover up our struggles. We avoid
taking ourselves and our mistakes too seriously - so we can take the amazing grace of God more seriously. We want to
be authentic- real, honest, and genuine- with God and one another.
Acceptance- We believe
God loves each of us completely and unconditionally, we believe spiritual growth doesn't look the same for everyone, and we
know God's desire is to make each of us a child of His. We believe growth happens best in safety and acceptance.
We trust God is passionately pursuing a personal connection with each of us. We desire a personal connection with God
and each other. Therefore, we seek to establish a journey of faith together.
We want to be the incarnate Christ in a pagan culture, we accept the challenge of Christ to live in the world without becoming
a product of it.