We recognize that there are some CORE issues of Christianity and some PERIPHERAL issues. An example of a CORE issue would be the resurrection of Jesus. The only opinion taught is that there was a physical resurrection of Jesus. An example of a PERIPHERAL issue would be how often you should take communion. It is an issue about which there is room for more than one opinion. Whether to sing hymns or choruses is a PERIPHERAL issue while the fact that we only come to God through Jesus is a CORE issue.
Gather to praise God, listen to him, and respond. Nurture each other in faith and obedience to Christ. Love and care for one another as God’s people. Commit ourselves to serve and to tell others about Jesus. Pursue God’s justice and peace in every area of life.