lynnanine. You stated:
Earlier today an old college coworker contacted me. We chatted for a bit, and eventually she asked me if I’d like to meet and talk about her ministry team. I think she’s trying to get me to join it. I’m busy right now but it sounds like she’s going to get in touch again later.
I know that since it’s non denominational y’all can’t really tell me what they believe, . . . .
You also said:
I guess I’m asking about . . . advice on the whole thing. Hope y’all are having nice days.
My advice? Know the sola Scriptura issues cold. Know all the common arguments for and against it in your sleep.
This will go a long way in protecting you in your faith, and give you some basic tools to help bring people to the fullness of truth (“Rome”) without having to memorize many other doctrinal subjects (which will come to you quite naturally later as you evangelize her and others to the fullness of truth because you love them and want the best for them).
If you do decide to do this (I’m not suggesting you do or don’t go on to this “ministry team”) don’t sign any forms which violate your conscience.
If she wants you to sign a contract stating you affirm sola Scriptura or sola fide (one or both are common in these types of ministries), ask her to take out the sola Scriptura and sola fide portions and replace it with direct language from the Bible.
If they have these sola Scriptura or sola fide clauses, they will HAVE to use “man-made” language. Why? Because Scriptural language in the context of support of false doctrines (such as sola Scriptura and/or sola fide), doesn’t exist.
Anything directly out of the Bible and in the proper context, a Catholic CAN sign in good conscience.
That’s my advice on the whole thing.
Hope this helps.