Biblical Beliefs

God

When we say the Apostles’ Creed, we join with millions of Christians through the ages in understanding God as a Trinity – three persons in one: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Jesus

We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth; and His life, death, and resurrection demonstrates God’s redeeming love.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is God’s present activity in our midst. When we sense God’s leading, God’s challenge, or God’s support or comfort, it’s the Holy Spirit at work.

Human Beings

Genesis 1:27 asserts that we’ve been made in the image of the Creator. Like God, we have the capacity to love and care, to communicate, and to create.

The Church

The Church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today.

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word and is the primary authority for our faith and practice.

Baptism

We believe that…

  • Through baptism, we are joined with the Church and with Christians everywhere.
  • Baptism is a symbol of new life and a sign of God’s love and forgiveness of our sins.
  • Persons of any age can be baptized.
  • We baptize by sprinkling, immersion, or pouring.
  • A person receives the sacrament of baptism only once in his or her life.

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Communion

The Lord’s Supper is a holy meal of bread and wine that symbolizes the body and blood of Christ. It recalls the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus and celebrates the unity of all the members of God’s family. By sharing this meal, we give thanks for Christ’s sacrifice and are nourished and empowered to go into the world in mission and ministry.