One Trunk - Many Branches
Like the acorn which slowly grows to become the mighty oak, Christianity has grown into a mighty movement, with a great many denominational branches. Despite our diversity, all of the branches share the same roots of Judaism and the same trunk which is Jesus Christ. In this series, we will learn about church history, theology, and Christian spirituality, seeing what it is that makes each branch of our Christian family unique. Our aim is not to convince ourselves that United Methodists are better Christians than others; rather we seek to learn from our brothers and sisters of other denominations so that our faith might be enriched and that we might be more authentic and faithful as disciples ourselves. Thank you, Lord, for your church - each branch has beauty all its own to offer!