What We Believe

We are a progressive Christian faith community, seeking to love God and our neighbors.  We welcome you just the way you are — with all of your questions, struggles, passions, and hopes.  Whoever you are, and wherever you are on your journey of faith, you are welcome here.

While we aren’t here to tell you exactly what to believe and how to believe it, we know that it can be helpful as you search for a church home to know some of the things that we affirm.

  • We share a common heritage with other Christians.
  • We believe that God our creator and sustainer has mercy and love for all people.
  • We hold that in Jesus Christ, the essence of a loving God was perfectly revealed to us. In him we can experience the grace of God and undergo a transformation of the heart.
  • The United Methodist Church is not a creedal church that requires members to subscribe to a closely detailed system of beliefs. This does not mean, however, that we are not committed to basic Christian doctrines.
  • We honor the Bible as our primary source for Christian belief. We believe that it is helpful to read the Scripture as it is illuminated by the light of tradition, enlightened by personal experience, and confirmed by our God-given sense of reason. A literal interpretation of the Bible is not required to receive the message of truth contained in its pages.
  • We believe in the inherent goodness of every person just as they were born, and that human beings are capable of growing in goodness, beauty, truth, and holiness.  We believe that every person is a blessed and beloved child of God, and is worthy of the love of God.
  • We give thanks that God has shown concern and love for all of creation, including us, by providing all that is needed on this earth for sustenance and joy.
  • We are called to be thankful stewards of God’s ongoing creation.