BACKWARD LEANING [ locating ourselves in God’s story ]
We believe God has been actively at work in our world as witnessed in the Scriptures and through the Church. We stand on the shoulders of those who have come before us, and rest on the very best of our heritage to influence our practices and worldview.
FORWARD THINKING [ anticipating God’s movements ]
We understand that our world faces challenges that must be thoughtfully navigated and negotiated. We are prepared to risk our comfort and security to help transform evil into good.
INWARD REFLECTION [ creating sacred space to encounter God ]
We commit ourselves to a personal, but not individualistic, devotion to Jesus. We also submit ourselves to one another trusting that in community we meet and hear from God.
OUTWARD DISPOSITION [ collaborating with God locally & globally ]
We accept God’s invitation to participate in the healing of our world. We welcome spiritual seekers and skeptics, and conspire with God in acts of justice and restoration.