Congregational Churches are sometimes known as the “Church of the Pilgrims” after the small congregations of the early 1600s. From them, we inherit a powerful spiritual heritage uniquely suited to the contemporary world. The Congregational tradition is built on deep convictions based on the Word of God as each person interprets it, according to the dictates of conscience, under the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit. This tradition attracts men and women with strong conviction and faith, and a gracious regard for each other’s fellowship.
Since every Congregationalist has full liberty of conscience in interpreting the Gospel, we are a diverse group united un Christ. We find strength in diversity and the opportunities it presents to learn from each other while growing in faith.
In the Congregational tradition, Christ is the head of the Church, and all members are spiritually equal and called to the work of ministry. Each church is autonomous and complete. Believers bind themselves to one another in voluntary covenant. Every Christian possesses full liberty of conscience in interpreting the Gospel, and the Bible is a fully sufficient guide in matters of faith. It inspires individuals and directs the church with fresh truth for every generation.