It's best understood in the context of real life.

God has revealed Himself to us not primarily in a set of propositions, but in a narrative - a grand story that is revealed in Scripture. Ultimately, God revealed Himself in the form of a real life person: Jesus Christ. 


We hold true to the well-known Christian statement:


"In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity."

Unity - What's essential?

We affirm the scriptures as the holy, living word of God and center ourselves in the message of the gospel. We believe the gospel to be the good news that Christ has come and the kingdom of God is at hand. 

Liberty - What's non-essential?

We also believe that we must be humble in our approach to theology. This means that as human beings, we recognize both the limitations of our reasoning, and the inadequacies of language. There's freedom to explore, discuss and interpret.

Charity - No matter what.

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” 

- Matt. 37-40


Jesus pulls us into the tension of loving one another as we do ourselves. This means that whoever you are, wherever you come from, and whatever you might have done; you are still loved, welcomed, and understood.