On July 19, delegates to the annual UMJC business meeting unanimously approved a new statement of faith. The former statement of faith whidh dated back to the UMJC's founding in 1979, and was adapted from the statement of the National Association of Evangelicals, It remained doctrinally sound but didn't reflect the distinctive vision and understanding of Scripture of the UMJC. A sub-committee of the UMJC Theology Committee, chaired by former UMJC President Dan Juster, worked on the new statement for two years.
Theology Chairman Jerry Feldman wrote the delegates to introduce the statement before it was voted on, "Please consider what it means to come to this historic moment. This essentially is 30 years in the making. Theology is important. Perhaps in another 30 years this process would once again need consideration. Why? Because words have meaning and word meanings change in time. Also, as we mature, develop, transform, learn and discover who and what we are as we journey to the horizon of Biblical and Theological vision and calling, better words are sometimes needed to represent and redefine our distinctions."
To read the full statement: http://umjc.org/faith-and-values/statement-of-faith