C O N T E N T S Introductory Note page vii 1 Basis of our Faith 1 2 Our Calling 3 The Kingdom of God 3 Church Community 5 The Way of Peace 11 Justice and the Works of Mercy 14 Proclaiming the Gospel 18 3 Heritage 21 Our Founding 21 Forerunners 23 Guides 25 4 Church Order 29 Becoming a Member 29 Our Vows 34 The Responsibility of Membership 37 A Variety of Gifts 39 Pastoral Leadership 41