Relationship is the comprehensive, unifying
principle of all of life. We are
made to be in relationship— with God, with others,
with our own spiritual selves, and with the
earth. There are sublime truths to be learned about
the nature of God and the universe when
we participate in conscious, intentional, loving
relationships. Christ came into this world to be
in relationship with us.
How we live our lives is the greatest expression of
our faith. Living in all of
our human dimensions (physical, emotional,
spiritual, sexual, and intellectual) is where we
encounter God. Christ's teaching and template is
the model for our living.
Evil is permitted in the world because there is free
will. Terrible, tragic things
do happen, but goodness can always come out of them.
Nothing is allowed to happen that
cannot be used for a good end. No hardship or
defeat, however traumatic, can separate us
from the love of God and from the promise of
The Bible has a spiritual message. Through
the language of symbols, we are able
to delve into a vast landscape of meaning that
speaks to the minute and the infinite dimensions
of our lives. The Bible is the book of each person's
spiritual development founded on Jesus’
journey in the world.
Being helpful makes us happiest. Real joy
comes from participating and creating
in the world. It is not a retreat from the earthly,
but a full embrace of body, mind, heart, and
soul. Living out our authentic and unique desire to
be helpful to the world brings us joy and
growth toward wholeness and enlightenment.
Our church’s mission is help people live and grow
out of that usefulness.