We are Christian, Holiness, and Missional.
We are Protestants (“Protestors”)
We are Abolitionists. (Wesleyan/Holiness)
We are Activists.
We are Witnesses of Jesus.
ALIVE CHURCH reiterates its historic position of Christian compassion for people of all races. We believe that God is the Creator of all people, and that of one blood are all people created.
We believe that each individual, regardless of race, color, gender, or creed, should have equality before law, including the right to vote, equal access to educational opportunities, to all public facilities, and to the equal opportunity, according to one’s ability, to earn a living free from any job or economic discrimination.
Hebrews 12:14 should guide the actions of our people. Our members and ALL Christians should humbly examine their personal attitudes and actions toward others, as a first step in achieving the Christian goal of full participation by all in the life of the church and the entire community.
Holiness of heart and life is the basis for right living. Christian charity between racial groups or gender will come when the hearts of people have been changed by complete submission to Jesus Christ, and the essence of true Christianity consists in loving God with one’s heart, soul, mind, and strength, and one’s neighbor as oneself.
We renounce any form of racial and ethnic indifference, exclusion, subjugation, or oppression as a grave sin against God and our fellow human beings.
We lament the legacy of every form of racism throughout the world, and we seek to confront that legacy through repentance, reconciliation, and biblical justice.
We repent of every behavior in which we have been overtly or covertly complicit with the sin of racism, both past and present.
We seek forgiveness and reconciliation.
We acknowledge that there is no reconciliation apart from human struggle to stand against and to overcome all personal, institutional and structural prejudice responsible for racial and ethnic humiliation and oppression.
We call upon our members and Christians everywhere to identify and seek to remove acts and structures of prejudice, to facilitate occasions for seeking forgiveness and reconciliation, and to take action toward empowering those who have been marginalized.