What type of church is The Table?

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We are a non-denominational church rooted in the historic beliefs and practices of Christianity, as summarized in the Apostles’ Creed and Nicene Creed. Here is a more specific snapshot of our theology: Essential Beliefs. Our model is different while our theology is historic.

What is unique about The Table?

In one word: dialog. For too long, church has become a spectator sport featuring long lectures, confused worship, and decision-based belonging. At The Table, we seek to follow the early church’s model of conversational and contribution-based gatherings (1 Cor. 14:26), and also where you’re not required to believe exactly the same thing to belong. Even with his closest disciples, it took many of them three years of relationship with Jesus to come to the realization that He is the Son of God, the Messiah, who takes away the sin of the world. They were clueless (Mark 9:31-32, John 20:9) and misguided (Matt. 16:23, Matt. 20:21-23) so much of the time, and yet they lived with and worshiped with Jesus. Moreover, Jesus was considered a “glutton and drunk” (Matthew 11:19, Luke 7:34) by the religious elite, and that’s because he wined and dined purposefully with the “sinners and tax collectors.” The point is that this is how our Lord and Savior helped people eventually come to a point of following Him: through meals, conversations, and lots of time together.

As such, we call our model “process discipleship,” where the process is as important as the results. You will notice that we have folks from various denominational backgrounds who call The Table their church home. We also have unchurched, non-Christian people attending who are actively exploring this entirely new framework for understanding the world, themselves, and the Intelligent Designer. For all of us, our belief is that as we encounter the risen Lord Jesus, He will rightly correct our unbelief, self-righteousness and substandard lifestyles. We are proud of and celebrate the unity amidst the diversity of thought. We ask that your conversations with others at The Table always be “gracious, seasoned with salt” (Col. 4:6) and respectful of all people and their unique story and current framework. We are all a work in progress.

For more specific theological or any other questions, please feel free to schedule a meeting with our teaching pastor, Cody Whittington, at efil.ytinummocelbateht@ydoc.

 

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