Our Beliefs & Values
Creeds & Articles
Traditionally, to have a parish meant to take spiritual responsibility for a designated geographic area. The greater Nashville area has over 2 million people. Over the next few years, there will be another million.
We believe we can be a greater movement of renewal. Our society is thirsty for spiritual nutrition, belonging, and genuine reverent worship.
As a space of rest, peace, and spiritual wellness, we desire to cooperate with God in the transformation of our souls. Sacred rhythms are the undercurrent of what we do. In our gatherings we hope that our intentionally contemplative stillness assists in a time of rest while we listen and respond to our Creator. We actively draw from the best of our ancient faith in ways designed to immerse and ground ourselves while being a light to the dark places in our world. The gospel of peace is the message that Jesus gave to those who trust in Him (John 14:27; Romans 10:15).
We believe beauty inspires us in accordance of our view of God – The ultimate source of creativity, beauty, artistry, and holiness. Our desire for and orientation toward beauty is in fact a desire and orientation toward God. We also believe that this orientation leads us to repentance and enables our spiritual formation.
Communion is intrinsic to a life of faith and we believe justice is the name of what happens when “love your neighbor as yourself” becomes real. Everyone longs for a sense of belonging. We weren’t meant to live out faith in a vacuum of isolation. Much of life continues to gear humans to be self-centric. To practice the work of the people (liturgy) on Sundays will help us to be the liturgy Monday through Saturday.
“Shalom” is the Hebrew word for “peace.” It means something like everything in its place, flourishing as God intends. We find God in all things and all things in God. It is imperative for our souls to have space to calibrate our posture towards the Divine. Out of this posture comes wellness and peace. Blessed are the peacemakers. – Jesus. Living The Way is shalom.