Statement of Faith

Church of the Mountains (COM) offers you a special welcome. We believe in the unconditional love of God, and follow the radical and transformative Gospel of Jesus Christ: that each of us is called to unconditionally love all other human beings and all of Creation. We gather to practice this love through full inclusion and affirmation of all people. All human beings are of sacred worth, created in, and bearers of, the image of God.

All means ALL. Just so there is no confusion:

COM welcomes and affirms people of every race and ethnicity. We stand in solidarity with those who, because of their race or ethnicity, have been oppressed or marginalized historically, and those who are facing similar challenges today. COM stands in unity with all people of color, including descendants of enslaved Africans and those who are indigenous to this land, as well as immigrants, and refugees.

COM stands in unity with people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. COM welcomes and affirms people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual. We fully include, in all aspects of church life and leadership, all our LGBTQIA+ siblings.

COM welcomes and affirms people of all ages into our shared space, encouraging the learning, turmoil, and beauty that is found in each stage.

COM welcomes and affirms people of all physical, intellectual, social, mental, neurological, or emotional abilities.

COM welcomes and affirms people of all marital and family situations, whether you are single, married, separated, divorced, attached, celibate, or undecided. We embrace single parent families, step families, foster families, created families, and broken families.

COM welcomes you whether you are spiritual, questioning, uncertain, an atheist, an empath, a mystic, a critic, a seeker, or a browser. Your spiritual journey is important and meaningful.

COM welcomes and affirms people who are not perfect. We welcome you if you are addicted or recovering; if you are struggling, overwhelmed, or knocked down. We welcome you if you are exhausted, burdened, anxious, exasperated, flawed, battered, or broken-hearted. If you want to know more, if you have a story to tell, if you feel alone, if you just need a safe place to be, we welcome you here. We will fully include and affirm you.

Statements by John Wesley, Founder of Methodism
"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can."
"Do no harm.  Do good.  Stay in love with God."