Persons

  • All persons are made in the image of God and possess intrinsic worth.
  • All persons have a need to know Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.
  • All persons can be saved and begin a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • All persons have unique gifts to contribute to the kingdom.

Church

  • The Christian community is the foundation for the growth of the Kingdom of God on earth.
  • The Christian community is the primary context for developing believers.
  • The Christian community is to minister in Jesus’ name to all people.
  • The Christian community is to worship and serve God.

Team

  • Teamwork demonstrates the diversity of spiritual gifts and personal competencies within the church.
  • Teamwork recognizes our dependence on God and each other.
  • Teamwork maximizes the leadership resources of the church.
  • Teamwork builds Christian community.

Connection

  • Free Methodists share a common theology, membership covenant, and leadership system.
  • Free Methodists co-operate with other parts of the Christian church in redemptive endeavors and political response.
  • Free Methodists build healthy inter-congregational cooperation, celebration and support.
  • Free Methodists affirm diverse approaches to accomplish our common vision and mission.

Integrity

  • Integrity is grounded in the character of God.
  • Integrity establishes a framework for all relationships.
  • Integrity guides all strategies, actions and programs.
  • Integrity ensures the appropriate use of time, money, and energy.

Learning

  • Learning leads to excellence.
  • Learning leads to creativity.
  • Learning leads to faithfulness to biblical essentials.
  • Learning increases skill.

Growth

  • The Scriptures call for every church to grow.
  • The Scriptures call for the evangelization of the unreached.
  • The Scriptures call for every Christian to grow in grace and knowledge of Christ.
  • The Scriptures call for every Christian to participate in the growth of the church.

Generosity

  • God is generous to all. Becoming more like Him, we extend God’s love through generosity to others.
  • Generosity is grace-enabled as we trust God in all circumstances.
  • Generosity is a source of joy and blessing as we join God in His ministry.
  • Generosity glorifies God.