Harmony Springs is part of a 200 year old tradition that was formed on the American frontier by people fed up with denominations and factions separating Christians based on habits, dogma, and preferences. They wisely decided that the faith in Jesus should be central and first - that any other belief would fall far secondary to their focus on Jesus. They understood that people would, by nature, be forming their own beliefs and should have permission and freedom to do so as their faith in Jesus informed.
However, unity and focus on Jesus must never be given second fiddle to any personal interpretation. A motto of the early movement, "In essentials, unity; in opinions, liberty; in all things love." As a church works to live it out, it means that in every gathering, whether of 2 or 2000 people, there will be independent individuals of many different personal convictions. The church is a place of community, worship, and servanthood that brings individuals together to focus on Jesus.So, even when individual pastors, teachers, worship leaders and believers may vocalize their personal ideas, they speak for themselves. Individual convictions, even when articulated from individuals holding positions of organizational prominence, should not be confused to override the unified focus on Jesus first, and the essential independent ethos of the church that places all personal conviction secondary.