values



  • living heritage

    We find our roots in scripture, Wesleyan tradition, and our community's heritage.


    So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. Ephesians 2:19-20


    "I am not afraid that the people called Methodists should ever cease to exist either in Europe or America. But I am afraid lest they should only exist as a dead sect, having the form of religion without the power. And this undoubtedly will be the case unless they hold fast both the doctrine, spirit, and discipline with which they first set out." John Wesley

  • inclusive community

    As Jesus welcomed all, we welcome all. Our compassion extends especially to those who are most often excluded, forgotten, or rejected. 


    Love your neighbor as yourself. Luke 10:27


    You are the light of the world. Matthew 5:14


    "I continue to dream and pray about a revival of holiness in our day that moves forth in mission and creates authentic community in which each person can be unleashed through the empowerment of the Spirit to fulfill God's creational intentions." John Wesley

  • spiritual growth

    Accepting the gift of forgiving grace is only a first step in Christian faith. We are methodical in pursuing Christ likeness within this lifetime. We seek to be perfect, by which we mean perfect only in love.


    The water that I give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life. John 4:14


    "Every one, though born of God in an instant, yet undoubtedly grows by slow degrees. Nothing short of God can satisfy your soul. Therefore, fix on God in all, and above all." John Wesley

  • inspired worship

    Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we come together to worship God in many voices, forms, and styles.


    Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. Acts 2:3-4


    "Get on fire for God and people will come and see you burn." John Wesley

  • compassionate justice

    The reign of God is not some future distant place, but here and now. We are literally the body of Christ at work in the world.


    Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. James 2:17


    "Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can." John Wesley

  • faithful risk

    The ancestors of this congregation were frontier people who risked everything for abundant life in a new land. Actions that the world might call great risk, we know to be secure in Jesus. Where he calls, we go.


    "Come," Jesus said. Then Peter got out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. Matthew 14:29


    "Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin, and desire nothing but God, and I care not a straw whether they be clergy or lay; such alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of heaven on Earth." John Wesley

  • diverse unity

    We are people of conscience, prayerfully exploring our faith together from different perspectives, hopes and concerns. We do not always agree, be we are always respectful. We celebrate what we can learn from one another.


    Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:34-35


    "As to all opinions which do not strike at the root of Christianity, we think and let think."


    "What one generation tolerates, the next generation will embrace." John Wesley