In the Free Methodist church, we believe all truth is God's truth. If something is true, we embrace it as from the Lord. First and foremost, we hold scripture up to be the primary source of God's inspired revealed truth to us.
And, we also embrace truth that is found in three other places: reason, tradition, and experience. Along with scripture, this has come to be called the Wesleyan Quadrilateral and we believe it informs our theology. In Encounter this fall, we are focusing on each of these four ways of understanding truth.
Church tradition is one of the ways Christians are shaped in their walk with God. There are a rich history of practices which have been handed down to succeeding generations as a way of understanding God more fully.
How has the church come to believe in the basic tenets of the faith? Church tradition has played a part. What are the practices which have deep meaning and informs our worship? We look to tradition for this. In this Encounter class, Pastor Colleen and Father Garret Edmonds, a Fransiscan Priest at the Santa Barbara Mission, will talk about what church tradition means and why it is important to God's people in all places and times.
Childcare is available for Encounter if you RSVP to email@example.com by the Sunday before.