Articles of Religion series introduction

Wayne Schmidt

I love learning more about what we believe as The Wesleyan Church (TWC) and that’s why I’m especially enthusiastic about the Articles of Religion (AoR) series. I’m privileged to join an amazing group of contributors who will cover all our essential doctrinal statements, each highlighted in a brief, accurate and accessible article and video.

Understanding more fully what we believe benefits us individually as we love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. Increasing clarity in how we conceptualize our common beliefs also has the collective benefit of uniting us in our Christian faith.

As an introduction, I want to take us to the reason our AoR were created in the first place. “The Discipline of The Wesleyan Church 2022,” paragraph 200, states they were put into writing “in order that we may wisely preserve and pass on to posterity the heritage of doctrine and principles of Christian living transmitted to us as evangelicals in the Arminian-Wesleyan tradition …”

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