Embracing Distinctions of Faith
Churches involved with the CMN do so by concentrating on Christian doctrinal fundamentals and understanding that serving people in need is a basic command of Jesus. Yes, our individual church interpretations and the applications of those traditions may differ. These include issues such as modes of baptism, gender roles in the church, preferred Bible versions, gifts of the Holy Spirit, styles of worship, and creeds and sacraments. But these differences do not prevent our working together in unity of purpose! It is important that we hold to our convictions, but it is equally important that we do so with humble spirits. In the midst of our differences, our foundational beliefs establish common ground for opportunities to serve together for the glory of God. We are worshiping one LORD and following one great commission and seeking to serve those who are in need – and we can do this together.