We bring theology to bear on the beliefs and practices of local churches, especially in the Wesleyan tradition, so that they can be more holy and happy. We envision churches where
- The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are upheld as the inerrant Word of God and systematically expounded as the unified revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ and his authoritative will for the Church.
- The creeds, especially the rule of faith given in the Apostles’ Creed, are cherished as faithful summaries of Scripture and foundational resources for discipleship.
- The gospel is purely preached and kept central to the church’s life, worship, and mission, producing a culture of grace, transparency, and humility.
- The sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper are faithfully administered as the signs and seals of our redemption, as well as our entrance into and continued participation in the Church.
- Church discipline is faithfully and lovingly administered for the purity and maturity of the body which grows when every member is working properly.
- Pastors are given to prayer and teaching, helping Christians to think theologically about all of life and modeling behavior that is consistent with sound doctrine.
- Methodist distinctives—especially the doctrine of entire sanctification and the disciplined pursuit of vital piety—are faithfully taught within the context of the divine economy of the triune God.