Trinity

We believe in one, eternal God in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each one is distinct; yet all of one substance.

God

We believe in one God, who created the universe, the world, and all that is in the world. God is infinite in power, wisdom, justice, goodness, and love. His rule is one of grace which seeks to bring salvation to all. Read more…

Jesus

We believe that Jesus Christ, fully human and fully divine. He is the Son of God, who was crucified, died, and was buried. Three days later he was resurrected and still lives today. One day, Jesus will return to usher in a new heaven and new earth. We believe that Jesus is our Savior. In Christ, we receive abundant life and forgiveness of sins. It’s his life and teachings that we are called to imitate. Read more…

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is God’s present activity in the world. We believe that the Holy Spirit comforts us when we are in need and nudges us when we stray from God. We believe that the Holy Spirit awakens us to God’s will and empowers us to live faithfully. When we sense God’s leading, God’s challenge, or God’s support or comfort, we say that it’s the Holy Spirit at work. Read more…

Human Beings

We believe that God created human beings in God’s image and that humans can choose to accept or reject a relationship with God. We believe that all humans need to be in relationship with God in order to be fully human. Read more…

The Church

We believe that the Church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today. The Church’s mission 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. The Church is called to worship God and to support those who participate in its life as they grow in faith.

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is the primary authority for our faith and practice and reveals all things necessary for salvation. We believe that Christians need to know and study the Old Testament and the New Testament (the Hebrew Scriptures and the Christian Scriptures). Read more…

The Reign of God

We believe that the kingdom or reign of God is both a present reality and future hope. God’s reign was present in Jesus’ ministry, and it is also present in our world whenever persons and communities experience reconciliation, restoration, and healing. We believe that although the fulfillment of God’s kingdom – the complete restoration of creation – is still to come, and the Church is called to be both witness to the vision of what God’s kingdom will be like and a participant in helping to bring it to completion. Read more…