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Beliefs

Here are a few of the things we believe at OOTBWC.

  • The Bible is the word of God, and the foundation of our beliefs.
  • Jesus, the son of God, died on the cross for all everyone.
  • God has a plan and purpose for ALL people. It is our job, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to help people discover that plan. This happens through restoration, connection and service.
  • Churches should grow because God loves everyone and wants every person to experience the joy, peace, and power of living in relationship with him.
  • People need a community of grace for their spiritual journey—a place where they are loved and accepted before they ever clean up or straighten up.
  • People need a place where it’s okay to be real with their struggles, where they don’t have to pretend that they are more spiritual than they are, and where they can confess their doubts without fear, knowing they are loved unconditionally.
  • The Bible is very specific about our mission as Christians—we are to “go and make disciples of all nations.” Changing the world starts with changing our community
  • That worship should be uplifting, inspiring, and life-changing.
  • That the message of Jesus Christ is good news.
  • That church is not about a building.
  • That there is hope for everyone.
  • That sermons should be relevant, practical, and understandable.
  • That everyone should be warmly welcomed.

We believe

  • In great worship for children.
  • In compassion.
  • In having fun.
  • In the power of music.
  • That all people are created with the potential to change the world as they discover their life purpose.

Out Of The Box is a member of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Traditionally, we have emphasized the following.

  • God will comfort, guide, and forgive every person, no matter who they are or what they’ve done.
  • Serving others and Christian faith go hand in hand.
  • God loves everyone and wants every person to experience the joy, peace, and power of living in relationship with him.
  • People need a community of grace for their spiritual journey—a place where they are loved and accepted before they ever clean up or straighten up.

To learn more about the UMC beliefs, review the UMC “What We Believe” page.

Who is Jesus?

In trying to find words to express their faith in Jesus, the New Testament writers gave him various names. Jesus was Master, Rabbi, Teacher. He was the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He was the Doorway to the sheepfold, the Light of the world, the Prince of Peace, and more. Get to know Him.