Our Core Beliefs
We believe in a God of all inclusive love and grace who has made all things; and made them good.
We believe Jesus Christ fully embodies the true nature of God and the intended nature of humanity. In his teachings, and in his life, we have the lessons and examples of how we are to live to the end that God’s Kingdom comes on earth.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the power that emanates from God, was in Jesus, and now lives in the body of Christ we call the church.
We believe the scriptures as recorded in the Old and New Testament are the inspired and living word of God and the primary source to inform a Christian's faith and life.
We believe human beings were created with the potential to live in right relationship with God and one another, but too often choose selfishness rather than sacrificial love, thus condemning us to the ongoing pattern of human suffering. It is this ongoing pattern of selfishness that confirms our need for a loving, redeeming God.
We believe salvation is the gift of God’s grace in Jesus Christ who saved us from the human pattern of consistently turning away from God’s will when he remained obedient in his witness to God’s steadfast love, even though it meant his death on the cross. It is this story that saves us from a reality of life without hope of redemption.
We believe the church, in a human sense is the extended family of humanity caring for one another, and in the divine sense it is the heart and hands of Jesus Christ alive in the world.
Our mission is to be a “Community Serving Community for the Transformation of the World." We believe a personal relationship with a God of unconditional love as made real to us in the person of Jesus Christ, is the transforming relationship all persons need to fulfill their God given potential for good.
We believe we hold all things in trust for God. The earth, its inhabitants, and resources, do not belong to us. All are gifts of God and in thanksgiving for what God gives to us, we are called to give a portion of what we have to others with a generous and thankful spirit so that all may know the blessings we know.
We believe in the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. These are the places and practices where our Lord has promised that the Grace of God is most powerfully present to us. Baptism is the entrance into the Christian faith and family, and the Lord’s Supper is the meal that sustains us in our faith.