What we believe
We believe in God, the Eternal Spirit, who is made known to us in
Jesus our brother, and to whose deeds we testify:
God calls the worlds
into being, creates humankind in the divine image, and sets before us
the ways of life and death.
God seeks in holy
love to save all people from aimlessness and sin.
God judges all
humanity and all nations by that will of righteousness declared through
prophets and apostles.
In Jesus Christ, the
man of Nazareth, our crucified and risen Lord, God has come to us and
shared our common lot, conquering sin and death and reconciling the
whole creation to its Creator.
God bestows upon us
the Holy Spirit, creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ,
binding in covenant faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races.
God calls us into
the church to accept the cost and joy of discipleship, to be servants in
the service of the whole human family, to proclaim the gospel to all the
world and resist the powers of evil, to share in Christ's baptism and
eat at his table, to join him in his passion and victory.
God promises to all
who trust in the gospel forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace,
courage in the struggle for justice and peace ,the presence of the Holy
Spirit in trial and rejoicing, and eternal life in that kingdom which
has no end.
Blessing and honor,
glory and power be unto God.