BELIEFS

Statement of Beliefs

We believe in the Triune God. God created and loves all of creation. We believe that God’s Son, Jesus Christ, transforms lives through his death on the cross and his new life, and we trust that God’s Spirit is active in the world.

 

 

We are part of God’s unfolding plan. When we gather for worship, we connect with believers everywhere. When we study the Bible or hear God’s word in worship, we are drawn more deeply into God’s own saving story.

Summary of Beliefs

Grace Alone. We are saved by the grace of God alone, not by anything we do.

 

Faith Alone. Our salvation is through faith alone — a confident trust in God, who in Christ promises us forgiveness, life and salvation

 

Scripture Alone. The Bible is the written Word of God. It creates and nurtures faith through the work of the Holy Spirit and points us to Jesus Christ, the living Word and center of our faith. And in reading the Bible, we are invited into a relationship with God that both challenges us and promises us new life.

Creedal Declarations of Faith

Apostle's Creed

 

While this creed does not come from the apostles (Jesus’ followers sent to share the good news), its roots are apostolic (in keeping with the teaching of the New Testament apostles). The creed describes the faith into which we are baptized. We speak this Creed together every Sunday as a confession of our faith before communion, it is one of the more traditional elements in our very energetic worship! It is a part of our Sunday morning worship we love and a place where we share our faith in the trinity.

Do you believe in God the Father?

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

 

Do you believe in Jesus Christ the Son of God?

I believe in Jesus Christ,
God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

 

Do you believe in the Holy Spirit of God?

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy Christian Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Amen.