We are Christian – “As members of the Church Universal, we join with all true believers in proclaiming the Lordship of Jesus Christ and in affirming the historic Trinitarian creeds and beliefs of the Christian faith. We affirm the Wesleyan-Holiness understanding of the Christian faith and seek to remain faithful to its principal teachings: God’s prevenient grace and the means of grace, repentance, faith, the new birth, justification, entire sanctification, assurance, the Christian community and its disciplines, and the perfection of love.”
We are Holiness – “Jesus informs our understanding of holiness through His life, sacrifice, and teachings as found in the Gospels, particularly the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). As a Holiness people we seek to be like Jesus in every attitude and action. By His grace God enables believers who worship Him with their whole hearts to live Christlike lives. This we understand to be the essence of holiness.”
We are Missional – “Both the Great Commission and the Great Commandment are central to the understanding of our mission. They are two expressions of a single mission, two dimensions of the one gospel message. Jesus, who directs us to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” and to “love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:37, 39), also tells us to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20).”
In practicing their calling to ministry, they operate with two passions:
The Message – The Message of the Gospel is Jesus Christ, He is the good news to a lost and dying world. Every program, every teaching and preaching and lesson taught to any age, has at its core the person of Jesus Christ.
The Bible – The Bible is the standard of that message, it reveals and speaks as the primary vehicle of the message. The Bible is the written Word that extends from the Living Word; therefore to get into Jesus, we get into His Word. The Understood Word is transforming.