In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity. St. Augustine
The members of CME-KC represent a diversity of faith backgrounds within the orthodoxy of Christianity. Our faith forms a lens through which our discussions of Charlotte Mason's works take place. The unity we embrace is found in the Nicene Creed:
The Nicene Creed
We believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
We believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
We confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 1 Thessalonians 5:21
As each family examines the writings of Charlotte Mason and other's discussed in the context of CME-KC, they should exercise discernment. There is liberty among our members to embrace as much or as little of Miss Mason's teachings as their faith, their conscience, and their knowledge of their own family permits. However, the purpose of CME-KC is to explore and grow in knowledge of the Living Education Model put forth by Charlotte Mason. The scope of our discussions during meeting times will be thereby limited to Charlotte Mason, to her works, and to others who have studied her methods and philosophy, within the context of Orthodox Christianity .
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Galatians 5:25
In all things, we agree to extend charity towards one another, choosing to offer goodwill towards others and honoring one another in our thoughts, words and actions at all times. To create an atmosphere of respect and security, we ask that conversations that take place during our meetings and among our membership respectfully remain within those walls and parties.