Jesus Christ is Central
Jesus Christ is the center of my faith. Because of Jesus, my connection with our Creator is unbreakable, and I have the Holy Spirit in my life to guide me. Although Jesus was and is fully divine, he came to live as one of us. So, he was born into a family, grew up in a community, felt joys and sorrows, worked at a trade, went to Temple, learned Torah, taught, and performed many healings and other miracles. Then Jesus was wrongly accused of crimes, arrested, and despite his innocence, killed. But Jesus rose from death to redeem us. He rose to life again to advocate for all of us forever.
Following Jesus’ example, I affirm the dignity and worth of all people and declare discrimination of any kind incompatible with the unconditional love of Jesus Christ.
I affirm that anyone willing to share in ministry, fellowship, study, worship, sacraments, blessings, and justice responsibilities is invited to do so.
Jesus turned no one away. There’s room for everyone at Christ’s table.
Listening and Learning
I believe in listening to God in prayer, in group and personal scripture study, and in carefully prepared messages that help us apply God’s word to our contemporary lives.
Questions are welcome. Questions are a valuable part of our spiritual development.
Questions are also a part of our connection with the community. There are many problems in our world. I invite intentionality in learning about issues that impact our community and world through questions, study, dialogue, and prayer.
The Well of Dyersburg reflects faith in action: a belief-based mission confirming the transformative love of God through Jesus Christ and God’s grace, which is unearned mercy for all.
Jesus calls all Christians everywhere to advocate for the poor and the oppressed, to speak out against hatred, greed, and ignorance, including our own, while prayerfully seeking opportunities to grow and serve.
The Well of Dyersburg reflects a commitment to serving God by modeling unconditional love, practicing reconciliation, and extending acceptance and hope to all.