As a Church, we commit ourselves to the following:

 Freedom of the Individual

Led by God’s Spirit within the family of faith, to read and interpret the Scriptures, relying on the historical understanding by the church and on the best methods of Biblical study;

 Freedom of the Local Church

Under the authority of Jesus Christ, to shape its own life and mission, call its own leadership, and ordain whom it perceives as gifted for ministry, male or female;

 Body of Jesus Christ

Expressed in various Christian traditions, and to the cooperation with believers everywhere in giving full expression to the Gospel;

 Servant Role of Leadership 

Within the church, following the model of our Servant Lord, and to full partnership of all of God’s people in mission and ministry;

 Theological Education

In congregations, colleges, and seminaries characterized by reverence for biblical authority and respect for open inquiry and responsible scholarship;

 Proclamation of the Good News of Jesus Christ

And the calling of God to all people to repentance and faith, reconciliation and hope, social and economic justice;

Free Church in a Free State

And to the opposition of any effort, either by church or state, to use the other for its own purposes.