We hold to the statements of faith found in the Apostle’s Creed as well as those in the United Methodist Book of Discipline.
We hold to the statements of faith found in the Apostle’s Creed as well as those in the United Methodist Book of Discipline. We are called to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ and to be a vibrant and vital church to draw others to Him, following the great commission of Matthew 28:19. Our church—as well as the United Methodist Church—is not the only church, but one that is well worth attending, growing in, and working with to make it better.
We believe that God is understood in three distinct Persons.
Father, Son and Holy Spirit are traditionally used to refer to the three-person nature of God. Sometimes we use other terms, such as Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer. We believe in one God, who created the world and all that is in it. We believe that God is sovereign; that is, God is the ruler of the universe; that God is holy. We believe that God is love and also holds us accountable for our actions. We can experience God’s love and grace.
We believe that Jesus was human.
He lived life as a man in perfect relationship with God. We believe that Jesus is divine. He died when he was crucified. He is the Son of God. We believe that God raised Jesus from the dead and that the risen Christ lives today. We believe that Jesus is our Savior. In Christ we receive abundant life, forgiveness of sins and the power to live as faithful disciples. We believe that Jesus is our Lord and that we are called to give Jesus control of our lives.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is God with us.
We believe that the Holy Spirit comforts us when we are in need and convicts us when we stray from God. We believe that the Holy Spirit awakens us to God’s will and empowers us to live lives that are obedient to God.
We believe that God created human beings in God’s image.
We believe that humans can choose to accept or reject a relationship with God. We believe that our eternal future is dependent upon our relationship with Jesus. We believe that all humans need to be in relationship with God in order to be fully human.
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today.
We believe that the mission of the church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We believe that the church is “the communion of saints,” a community made up of all past, present and future disciples of Christ. We believe that the church is called to worship God, to support those who participate in its life as they grow in faith and to live out its mission.
We believe that the Bible is God’s word.
We believe that the Bible is the primary authority for our faith and practice. We believe that Scripture is a means through which God speaks to us today. We believe that Christians need to know and study all of Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation.