OUr Vision . . .
We have a vision of a church where you can be both and, where faith is found in a complex world, and where the depth of God’s truth is something we grow into and experience.
to explain this, we came up with some both-and statements, ideas to explain who we are and are not.
We take the Bible seriously, but not literally.
We have have teachings but openness to thinking
Strong substance with the freedom
A strong foundation with a free spirit
Warmth that is not shallow
Historically rooted but moving with the Spirit
We don’t speak for God, we listen to how God speaks
It’s about being, not being better
We value compassion more than being right
Faith is not an insurance policy, it’s in the here and now
Compassionate, informed, and critical thinking
Embracing love, casting out fear
Theologically grounded and exploring doubts
Not a lifeboat for a few but a banquet for all
Not a life without pain, but sharing our struggles together
Go through life exploring, rather than trying to be safe
Easy to find joy, honest about the pain
We experience the God who is both infinitely loving yet stretches and challenges us