What We Believe
Here are some of our foundational beliefs as followers of Christ who express our faith in the United Methodist Church.
We believe in God
When we say the Apostles' Creed, we join with millions of Christians through the ages in an understanding of God as a Trinity--three persons in one: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that God is our Creator.
We believe in Jesus
Fully human and fully divine, Jesus was the Son of God and Son of Man, born of the Virgin Mary. We worship him as the Christ, our Lord and Savior, and our Redeemer.
We believe in the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is God's present activity in our midst. 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. The Holy Spirit sustains us.
We believe in the Church
The Church is the body of Christ, and extension of Christ's life and ministry in the world today. We believe that the mission of the church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
We believe in the Bible
We believe that the Bible is vital to our life and faith, and contains all things necessary for salvation. In the Wesleyan tradition, we read Scripture through the lenses of reason, tradition, and experience.
We believe in God's reign
The kingdom of God is both a present reality and a future hope. We look forward to the eternal future Christ has promised us, while working toward making "on earth as it is in heaven" a reality in our lifetime.