The Fount is an evangelical and historically Wesleyan community of faith, holding to the historic, orthodox Protestant doctrines of the Christian faith.
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, divinely inspired guide for both faith and practice.
As a United Methodist Congregation (within the California-Pacific Annual Conference), we also stand by the doctrinal statements of our denomination which we believe to be in agreement with God’s Word found in Scripture. Please refer to the UMC website for more information. While some segments of the UMC are in open rebellion to the Book of Discipline (the UMC’s church lawbook), The Fount remains in covenant with and abides by the biblical standards of our church law and doctrine and is a charter member of the Wesleyan Covenant Association.
Through the years, the church has seen its purpose expand. Initially, our vision was to be “A Bible Teaching Church for All Ages.” Through that vision, and focusing on the Bible, we came to envision ourselves as “A Biblical Family of Joyful Servants, Sharing the Love of God in a Broken World.” More recently, however, we have determined to embody the mission of our denomination to “Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.”
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We hold the Bible as authoritative for both our faith and our practice. That means we place ourselves under the authority of the Bible, not ourselves over the Bible. If it says something that we do not like, our response is to understand it in context, interpret it for our time, and obey it.
As such, our values as a church reflect the values of the Bible to the best of our ability to understand. Jesus instructed us to love God, love neighbor and (as) love self (Luke 10:27). Therefore we endeavor to:
Love God (Truth)
Love Neighbor (Compassion)
Love Self (Holiness)
We endeavor to “speak the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15) and to hold one another to these values.