Mission of Northminster Church
Do justice, love mercy, walk humbly with God. - Micah 6:8
Covenant of Northminster Church
The grace of God is making of us a fellowship to embody and express the Spirit of Christ. Therefore, we covenant together to love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength - to love each other as we love ourselves. We further commit ourselves to:
The 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 modern biblical study.
The 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.
The larger body of Jesus Christ, expressed in various Christian traditions, and to cooperation with believers everywhere in giving full expression to the Gospel.
The 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.
The proclamation of the Good News of Jesus Christ as revealed in the Gospels, and the call of God to all people to repentance and faith, reconciliation and hope, social and economic justice.
The principle of a free church in a free state and to the opposition to any effort by either church or state to use the other for its own purposes.
As part of the Body of Christ in the world, Northminster Church values diversity and inclusivity in our relationships. Our distinctly Baptist affiliation is with the Alliance of Baptists, a movement of progressive Christians - individuals and congregations - seeking to respond to the continuing call of God in a rapidly changing world. Visit www.allianceofbaptists.org for more information.
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