STATEMENT OF FAITH
"In the essentials we must have unity; in the non-essentials we must have liberty, in all things we must have love.”
Essential beliefs are the foundational principles that supply the framework of life and meaning for the Christian faith. They are truths that Christians have recognized, stood- for and passed-on since its earliest times. These truths are not to be tampered with, altered, removed, or compromised.
Non-essential beliefs, instead, are beliefs that are not foundational to the Christian faith or to the status of one’s relationship with God. These beliefs are often open to
interpretation and may be regarded differently by specific movements, churches or people.
In keeping with this understanding, we hold the following to be essential beliefs: