Values and Beliefs

 

Community Values

We hold to Historic Christian Spirituality


LOVE: Love Jesus, Love Mt Shasta (Love God, Love People)

AUTHENTICITY: Come as you are; No Perfect People Allowed:

FUN: Have Fun! We take Jesus seriously, but ourselves not so much

NON-PARTISAN: The Gathering is non-partisan. The kingdom of Jesus & his people should operate above human politics. We work for peace, justice, unity, and equality in our world.

FREEDOM: The kingdom of Jesus is a kingdom of Liberty and freedom; where everything is permitted unless specifically prohibited.

FAMILY: We are “born” into this family. Families grow together, disagree together, and learn to love together. Our family celebrates reconciliation above all else. Life and learning are difficult. When we have the loving support of an immediate family we can learn and grow, taking the hard knocks that are sure to come our way.

CREATIVE EXPRESSION: We are free to worship God through art, music, poetry, hospitality and more because our God is wildly creative. “The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display His craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make Him known.” (Psalm 19:1-2)

 

Statement of Belief

We believe in one God,
Creator of the universe,

We believe in one King, Jesus!
Who was born of the Holy Spirit through a virgin
and became human;
Equal with Creator God

We believe in the Holy Spirit,
who with God and Jesus is worshiped equally,
The Holy Spirit fills our hearts at salvation and empowers us for the good work Jesus calls us to

For our salvation
Jesus came down from heaven,
for us, he was crucified and rose from death
He will come again to judge the world with justice and impartiality

We believe in one Christian Church
Forgiven of sin and made holy by Jesus.
We acknowledge one baptism.
We look for the return to life of the dead,
And in the New World to come we will live with Jesus in glory forever.