WHAT WE BELIEVE
We are committed to living our lives for Christ, glorifying Him and bearing witness to His love and grace.
We hold in common with all orthodox Christians the affirmation of the historic Christian faith as summarized in the Nicene Creed:
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary
and became truly human.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son
is worshipped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in the one holy catholic* and apostolic church.
We acknowledge one baptism
for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
We hold in common with all Protestant Christians the conviction that:
God's written Word, the Bible, is the primary authority in guiding Christian faith and practice (Matthew 5:17-18; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We are brought into a right relationship with God through faith in God's Son, Jesus Christ, alone. This is only possible through God's free gift of grace, which cannot be earned or paid back (Acts 4:11-12, Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9)
We hold in common with all Wesleyan Christians the conviction that:
The Holy Spirit is working in the hearts of all people to convince them of the need of salvation through Jesus Christ (John 15:26, John 16:8, 1 Corinthians 12:3).
The Holy Spirit is actively working in the lives of those who accept God's free gift of salvation to transform us into the image of Christ (John 14:16-17, Romans 12:1-2, Ephesians 2:10).