Our Beliefs and Values
Mount Tabor is part of the United Methodist denomination, the second largest Protestant denomination in America, and we uphold our heritage by pursuing ministry in keeping with this tradition. We seek to be generous in spirit, broadminded, devoted to Jesus Christ, and wholly surrendered to God. We strive for personal holiness by inviting people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ, and we pursue social holiness in the world by addressing key issues of our time so that our world will look more like the Kingdom of God.
United Methodists share a common heritage with other Christians, holding to the historic essentials of the Christian faith. We hold the Bible to be divinely inspired and are committed to live by its words and we recognize the Bible
was written by people who heard God in the light of their own cultural and historical circumstances. As such, we make use of scholarship and study the scriptures carefully. When we encounter theological differences, we bear in
mind John Wesley’s approach, “in essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; in all things, charity.”
We believe the goal of the Christian life is to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love your neighbor as you love yourself. From the beginning of the Methodist movement, we were known as people of both
head and heart. We value radical hospitality, passionate worship, intentional faith development, risk taking mission and outreach and extravagant generosity. United Methodists value the full participation of women and men, people of all backgrounds in every facet of fellowship and leadership within the church and society.
This is our heritage, and it continues to shape Mount Tabor in every area of our ministry.