What We Believe
Any statement of beliefs can go on-and-on. For us, these are the basic truths that our ministries hinge on:
GOD – God is the creator and sustainer of all things who exists eternally in Three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. – Matthew 28:19
THE BIBLE – The Bible is God’s divinely inspired, authoritative Word and is made up of the Old and New Testaments. The Holy Spirit preserves God’s Word and through it speaks God’s eternal truth, which we seek to apply to our lives today. – 2 Timothy 3: 16-17
HUMANKIND – Human beings are created in the image of God. We are also created to be in relationship with God, but we are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God, called sin. This attitude separates humans from the relationship with God that we were intended to enjoy. We are offered a right relationship with God through personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
JESUS CHRIST – Jesus is God’s eternal Son, born of the Virgin Mary, who was sent into this world to save humanity from its sin & brokenness. Jesus lived a perfect life, suffered & died on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins, and rose from the dead on the third day. He is now seated in glory at the right hand of God the Father. Philippians 2:5-11
SALVATION – We are saved and put into a right relationship (justified) with God by God’s grace. Each person must accept this gift of grace for themselves by personally trusting in Jesus as their Savior and Lord. – Romans 3:21-26
HOLY SPIRIT – When we open up our lives to the work of the Holy Spirit, God enables us to begin to live like Jesus–truly loving God and others with our whole hearts.
For more information about the United Methodist Church beliefs, visit www.umc.org.
1. We value God’s Word… it transforms us.
2. We value lost people… they matter to God and to us.
3. We value worship… we were made to give Him glory.
4. We value small groups… this is how we shepherd one another.
5. We value gifts… and seek to use our talents for God.
6. We value ministry… and seek to unleash the laity in service.
7. We value maturity… the norm should be that we all grow up in Christ.
1. We value authenticity… we seek to live “what you see is what you get” lives.
2. We value excellence… because it honors God and inspires people.
3. We value innovation… we are made in the image of a creative God.
4. We value flexibility… and resolve to keep spirit over structure.
5. We value relevance… for it is not an option.