The Belief Experiment, formerly The Capstone UMC, is a Tuscaloosa, Alabama, church that offers a place for people to seriously consider what faithful belief and practice means for their lives.
Named specifically for the experimental nature that many non or nominally religious people have when they visit a church, The Belief Experiment provides an environment where faith can be explored, tested, and strengthened. (Click here to read pastor Rev. Wade Langer's post about the congregation's new name. )
Every aspect of the church and its practices — from modernizing ancient confessions to retrofitting an upstairs martini bar to be a sanctuary — are carefully conceived to help people believe in Jesus, belong to a community of forgiveness, and become who God has called them to be. Because of that, The Belief Experiment values creativity amidst orthodoxy, harmony amidst diversity, and a Christian faith enhanced by reason and proven by action. Ultimately, the church desires that all people will move from experimenting with belief to being deeply committed followers of Jesus Christ.
The church worships on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in the upstairs bar of Glory Bound Gyro Co. in downtown Tuscaloosa. It is a growing congregation of approximately 100 people that includes all ages, lifestyles, and backgrounds.
For more information, please check them out online at www.thebeliefexperiment.org.