7 Principles of First Parish

We live in an age of rapid change. Every day brings new developments in science, technology, and media, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Our lives are more complex, too, as we juggle work with caring for children, caring for aging parents, giving back to our communities, and countless other obligations. In order to be resilient, agile and fluid as we meet these challenges, First Parish has adopted 7 Principles that guide our work as followers of Jesus.

  1. Exploration over dogma
  2. Varied paths over one path
  3. Wisdom over information
  4. Actions over beliefs
  5. Accepting over shaming
  6. Transformation over maintenance
  7. Lead over follow