"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us."
A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy
We live in an age when it's popular to be spiritual and less popular to do theology. Theology sounds dogmatic and divisive. Maybe you've heard someone say, "I'm cool with Jesus, but I'm not really into church doctrine."
Here's the problem. Whether we realize it or not, we are always doing theology. We all have some concept of who God is and the difference it makes in real life, even if that difference is no difference at all. What if you're an atheist or agnostic? It's doesn't matter. You still have a belief about the nature of the divine. Which means the real question is not whether you have a belief about God, but whether that belief is true or false. You can't avoid doing theology.
As a church, we are committed to the theology of the Bible. It's not because we're fundamentalist. It's because we want our theology to be based not on man's subjective concept of God, but God's objective revelation of himself. It's not about living in the 1950s. It's about walking humbly before our Creator and Savior.
Our commitment to true theology, to sound doctrine, is expressed in our Statement of Faith. Although we unapologetically take a position on matters of secondary importance (water baptism, gifts of the Spirit, gender roles), we want our unity to be forged on what is of first importance - the gospel of Jesus Christ. So read the statement. Ask questions. Evaluate your theology in light of God's Word. But don't forget it's what you believe about Jesus that matters most.