Who We Are

We are Methodists who believe there are core, unchanging truths regarding God. In particular, we believe God is best revealed to us as Jesus Christ. The Bible is the divinely inspired account of how salvation from sin and death is made possible by our loving God.

And yes, God asks a few things of us in return. In particular, he asks us not to sin or teach others to sin. After all, Jesus suffered and died to break the power of sin and death—why would we, the ones given eternal life, deliberately act as if sin and death still have power? God has even been so kind as to define clearly for us what sin looks like, so we know what to avoid.

We are laity and clergy living within the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church.

We are aware we live in a time spoken of by the Apostle Paul, a time “when people will not put up with sound doctrine, but having itching ears, they will accumulate teachers to suit their own desires, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander away to myths” (2 Timothy 4:3-4). We choose to adhere closely to the guidance of Scripture, just as our Methodist forebears chose starting in the 18th century.

We do not seek division. We seek unity with Christ and continuity in our understanding of what God asks of us, and we will not be separated from those basic principles.

To join this advocacy movement, please first take time to join the Wesleyan Covenant Association. You’ll then be invited into full involvement in the Holston chapter.


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