We Believe There Is Room for Everyone

Jesus Christ is Central

Jesus Christ is the center of our faith. Because of Jesus, our connection with God the Creator is unbreakable, and we have the Holy Spirit in our lives to guide us. Although he was and is fully divine—that is, was and is part of the Trinity (the three-person God), he became fully human to be with us and to share with us. He was born and lived among people, grew up in a family, learned a trade, went to Temple and learned the Torah. He taught and performed many healings and other miracles. Despite his innocence, he willingly died like a criminal on our behalf. He rose to life again to advocate for all of us forever.

Inclusion

Following Jesus’ example, we affirm the dignity and worth of all people, and we declare discrimination of any kind incompatible with Jesus Christ’s gospel of unconditional love.

We affirm that anyone willing to share the congregation’s ministry and fellowship, worship and sacraments, blessings and responsibilities, is invited to do so.

Jesus turned away no one.  Neither will we. There is room for everyone.

Listening and Learning

We believe in listening to God through prayer, through group and personal scripture study, and through carefully prepared preaching that helps us understand and apply God’s word to our 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. We intend to be open to learning about issues that impact our community and world through questions, study, dialogue, and prayer.

Justice

The Well of Dyersburg is a place where faith is acted out in various ways that reflect our belief in 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. We will speak out against hatred, greed, and ignorance, including our own, prayerfully seeking opportunities to grow and serve.

Service

The Well of Dyersburg aims to serve the community by modeling unconditional love,  by practicing reconciliation, and by sharing our belief that serving God means to extend acceptance and hope to all God’s people.

 

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