Faith, Freedom and Fellowship: The Congregational Way
The Congregational Way is following Christ by faith. We are not led by a creed, but by the Holy Spirit. We seek to grow through studying the Bible, openness to God’s leading, and prayer, as well as caring for one another. We administrate our own church affairs through democratic governance within the congregation by elected Boards and committees, with no outside interference or oversight by a national organization.
The freedom of the Congregational Way is not freedom from responsibility, but freedom to follow Christ as the Spirit calls us. We are bound by love, not law, to other members of our local church and to other churches. We understand that each church is ultimately accountable to God.
The heart of any church is fellowship—a bonding of spirit between one another and a unity of spirit between each member and the Lord. Each church is gathered as a covenant community: promising to encourage and strengthen one another in faith.