What We Believe

/What We Believe
What We Believe 2017-06-29T12:37:33+00:00

Our Christian Roots:

 

God

God, who is one, is revealed in three distinct persons.

 

Jesus

We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ. His life, death and resurrection demonstrates God’s redeeming love.

 

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is God’s present activity in our midst.

 

Human Beings

We have been made in the image of the Creator.

 

The Church

The church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today.

 

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word and is the primary authority for our faith and practice.

 

God’s Reign

The kingdom or reign of God is both a present reality and future hope.

(June, 2016) Retrieved from http://www.umc.org/. Used with permission.

 

The Sacraments

 

Baptism

  • Baptism marks the beginning of our lifelong journey as disciples of Jesus Christ
  • Through baptism, we are joined with God, the whole of Christ’s church and our local congregation
  • The water and the work of the Holy Spirit in baptism convey God’s saving grace, the forgiveness of our sins, and new life in Jesus Christ
  • Persons on any age may be baptized and we baptize in a variety of ways

 

The Lord’s Supper (aka Holy Communion, Eucharist)

  • As we pray together and receive the body and blood of Christ together we are united with Christ, with one another and in ministry to the entire world
  • All who love Christ, earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another are invited to join us regardless of age or church membership
  • Communion is celebrated monthly

Excerpted from “United Methodist member’s Handbook, Revised,” George Koehler (Discipleship Resources, 2006), pp. 61, 64-65

 

 

Helpful Links:

 

The United Methodist Church

http://www.umc.org/

 

Methodism 101

http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/methodism-101