The Wesleyan Quadrilateral
The Wesleyan quadrilateral contains the four ingredients of Scripture, Tradition, Reason and Experience. All four of the ingredients are essential. The revelation of God comes to us through each one and each contributes to our understanding and experience of who God is and how God has acted in the past, is acting now and will act in the future. Understanding and teaching the quadrilateral is important because it gives us a proven way of exploring, growing in and living our faith in Jesus Christ. It is also a characteristic that distinguishes The United Methodist Church from other Christian denominations.
Informed By SCRIPTURE
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.” - Matthew 28:19-20
Steeped In TRADITION
Established in 1844, the Round Hill Methodist Episcopal Church South was built by a local preacher with his family and friends. Although the building was burned twice during the Civil War, the faithful would not let it die. The current structure was built in 1879 and since that time the facility has seen several renovations. In 1968, the Methodist Church merged with the Evangelical United Brethren Church to form the United Methodist Church. Today, Round Hill UMC with its “open doors,” burns once more, but with the power of the Holy Spirit.
Sharpened With REASON
God has given to each of us a gift—the ability to reason. We are expected to use it. When we say that we are a people of “open minds": we are witnessing to the power of the gospel. Not only will it withstand reasonable scrutiny and critique, but its message will be strengthened and we will be sharpened in the process.
Free To EXPERIENCE
People first notice a sense of community and hospitality as they enter the doors of Round Hill Church. In this safe and comfortable setting, you are free to experience the divine story and hear the gospel message at your own pace. We believe that “open hearts” cannot be forced, but by creating an atmosphere of love and grace, we all can be tied more closely and personally to God and each other.