We are not Baptist, but like them we believe in calling people to repentance and to witnessing to their new life in Christ through public baptism.
We are not Presbyterians, but like them we believe in the power of the preaching of the Word of God to bring about change in people’s lives.
We are not Lutherans, but like them we believe in salvation through Jesus Christ on the authority of Scripture alone, in salvation by faith alone and in salvation as a gift of God’s grace alone.
We are not Charismatics – No, we do not “speak in tongues” in our services – but like the Charismatics we believe in the gifts of the Spirit, who gives people the power to live a Christ-like life and to make a real difference in their world.
We are not Episcopalians, but like them we take worship seriously (we just choose to be less “formal” in our worship services).
We are not Quakers or Mennonite, but like these pietistic groups we believe in living a careful life that testifies to the watching world that we belong to the family of God.
And we are not United Methodists, although we have our roots in the Methodist tradition that grew out of John Wesley’s revival movement in the 1700’s. We have good fellowship with our United Methodist “cousins”, but we organizationally separate for historical reasons.
We are people who laugh and cry together, rejoice and grieve together, grow together and walk in faith together. We aim to be a family for all who love Jesus, the Nazarene.