We believe the words of Jesus when he said that to love God and love our neighbor are the two greatest commands (Matthew 22:36-40). We believe that the command to love sums up all other commands and fulfills God's law (Galatians 5:14). We believe the words of Paul when he wrote that the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love (Galatians 5:6).
We believe that love is the most excellent way (I Corinthians 13:1-8). Therefore, we will love first. We lead with love because of the importance Jesus placed on it, but we also fully recognize that living this is hard, and we want all to know we're not there yet, but want all to join us as we strive to live this together.