at Shepherd's Field in Mt. Vernon, MO
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"Contact us" it will directly
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Directions to Shepherd's Field:
Take I-44 to Exit 46 turn East (away from Mt. Vernon).
Take the "South outer road West" which runs beside I-44, you will pass
Relax Inn and go about 1 1/2 mile to Farm Road 1130, turn left go to first
road that turns right 2137 and follow it to the third driveway.
You will see the sign.
|To talk to a real person you can give us a call at:
Steve or Donna usually answers the phone but in doubt just ask.
Our address is:
12892 Lawrence 2137
Mt Vernon, MO 65712
Sexual intimacy is a gift from God for marital union. As
such it creates a bond that scripture describes as one flesh
(Genesis 2:24; 1 Corinthians 6:16). When expressed within
marriage, sexual intimacy is a great blessing and source
of fulfillment. The sanctity of marriage between one man
and one woman is to be protected against all manner of
immoral conduct (Exodus 22:16-17; Deuteronomy 22:23-
28; Leviticus 20:10-16).
sub-paragraph 5 reads
Homosexual intimacy is regarded by the Scriptures as immoral
because it is a distortion of God’s created order. The
Scriptures speak explicitly against homosexual intimacy
(Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Romans 1:26, 27; 1 Timothy 1:8-10).
All persons are accountable to God for their thoughts,
words and deeds (Romans 14:12; 1 Corinthians 6:9, 10).
For those who have fallen, the grace of God is available
and completely adequate to forgive and deliver (1 John
1:9; Hebrews 7:25; Luke 4:18; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11). Because
the sexual desire is so powerful, counseling is recommended
as a part of the church’s pastoral care.
The church has a corporate responsibility to be God’s agent
of transformation to persons as they learn to live a Christian
life that is wholesome and pure. We oppose cultural
mores and laws that legitimize adultery, pre-marital, postmarital
and homosexual intimacy.
This is based on our Biblical beliefs and the "Free Methodist Book of Discipline". The below section is taken from the 2011 Book of Discipline which is the
current publication and will be revised at the General Conference 2015.