We strive to be honest and authentic people who choose responsible behaviors over laziness or selfishness.
We go to the natural world for answers and peace.
We work hard and we support the people around us.
We strive to be kind to everyone.
We avoid immoral behaviors and unhealthy living.
We avoid slovenliness, fakeness, self-centeredness, and rapaciousness.
We seek wholesome fun, engagement, and meaning.
We avoid vices and we pursue virtues.
We commune together with other well-balanced people to reinforce our commitments.
We sow the seeds of good living assertively and respectfully.
We go where we are welcome and move on when we are met with disdain.
We understand that every human relationship has eternal significance.
Important statement about Christianity
This is a church for rational people who use observation and evidence to attempt to understand the world. We believe there was likely an intelligent creator who began the world but does not intervene in its functioning. We believe Jesus was a revolutionary moral crusader who was one of the most significant men to have ever lived, but we do not accept the supernatural fundamentals about Jesus that are essential beliefs in Christianity. We believe those stories were added to increase the mythological foundations of Jesus in order to build the church. Thus, we embrace the teachings and the role-modeling of Jesus without the divinity of Jesus.
We reject “feel good” Christianity, which incorrectly has people believing the function of religion is to make them feel good as they endure life’s challenges. We reject the equally unhelpful notions that prayer will always provide the answers, that everything happens for a reason, and that that God will provide what we need without us having to do anything to help ourselves. These are unempowering and irrational beliefs that people embrace to feel good during tough times.
People feel better when they reconcile their lives in the face of difficult circumstances, relying on others for love and support, and they do the hard work to become more resilient.
Important statement about conspiracies
Since we are critical thinkers we are very careful about which beliefs we ingest. All of us are constantly bombarded with unproven theories from questionable sources of information. The process of cultural secession from dominant narratives can challenge one’s social moorings and open the secessionist’s mind to all sorts of anti-establishment theories. We tread carefully into these murky waters and use our critical thinking skills to arrive at our beliefs.
Important statement about the Covid 19 Vaccine:
Since we follow nature’s laws we do not accept medical treatments that introduce lab-engineered substances into human cells that mimic natural processes. We support the development of herd immunity, which allows for natural resilience against contagions.
The Living a Good Life Church was founded by Rev Kev on January 1 2021.
Pastor: Rev Kev, Ordained Minister of the Universal Life Ministry
Rev Kev is a graduate of the Authentic Happiness Coaching Program, a positive psychology approach. Rev Kev also uses the title Old School Counselor.