Doctrinal Statement

What We Believe

The mission of the United Methodist Church is to "Make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."

We are part of a 11 million strong global church; The United Methodist Church. Together we model, "Opens Hearts, Opens Doors and Opens Minds" through active engagement in our world. Our primary emphasis is on Christian Living by putting love and faith into action. We share a common heritage and basic beliefs with all who profess the Christian faith. 

 

We Believe in the TRINITY

The three-fold nature of God as, Father, Son and Holy Spirit 


We Believe in God

We believe in one true God, who created the world and all that is in it. Out of his great love God gave life to humanity making us in his image.

We believe in God who is sovereign, and who is omnipotent over all things.

We believe that God loves all people, and anyone can experience God's love and free gift of grace.  


We Believe in Jesus

We believe Jesus is fully divine and the only begotten son of God, who came to us by virgin birth; lived among us, taught and healed, to show us a way to new life

We believe Jesus choose to die for the forgiveness of sins, that God raised him from the dead, and that the risen Christ lives in us today

We believe Jesus as our savior, and that in him we can receive abundant life here and eternal life in heaven.

We believe Jesus is our Lord, and that we are called to pattern our lives after his teaching and word found in the scriptures


We Believe in the Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is "God with us."

The Holy Spirit comforts us in need, helps us to live in hope, and convicts us when we go astray

It is the Holy Spirit who awakens us to God's will, and empowers us to turn away from sin,  and to obedience through new birth.


We Believe all People are Valued as Human Beings

Created in God's image. God's desire that all people would come into a relationship with Him through Jesus Christ, but we have the choice to accept or reject that relationship. By faith and the work of the Holy Spirit, we are called to grow in grace, to become the best God has for us.

 

We Believe the Church is on Mission

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

The Bible is God’s true and inspired word, and that it is the primary authority for our faith and practice.

Christians need to know and study both the Old and New Testaments. 

 

We Believe in the Coming Reign of God

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

Wherever God's will is done, the kingdom of God is present. It was present in Jesus' ministry, and it is present in our world today where persons and communities experience reconciliation, restoration, and healing.

We are in the midst of the fulfillment of God's kingdom, but that complete restoration of creation--is yet to come.

The church is called to be both witness to the vision of what God's kingdom will be like, and a participant in helping to bring it to completion.

The reign of God is both personal and social. Personally, we display the kingdom of God as our hearts and minds are transformed and as we become more like Christ. Socially, God's vision for the kingdom includes restoration and transformation by loving all of creation.

 

The Two Sacraments are Baptism and The Lord's Supper

Through baptism we are joined with the church and with Christians everywhere.

Baptism is a symbol of new life and a sign of God's love and forgiveness of our sins.

Persons of any age can be baptized, because God is the main actor in the sacred act of baptism. The water is administered either by sprinkling, immersion or pouring. A person need only receive the sacrament of baptism once in their life. 

The Sacrament of The Lord's Supper (Holy Communion, Eucharist) 

The Lord's Supper is a holy meal of bread and juice, becoming for us the body and blood of Christ, transforming the life of the recipient as a means of grace.

Holy Communion recalls the life, death and resurrection of Jesus and celebrates the unity of all the members of God's family.

Sharing with other believers in the Eucharist, we give thanks for Christ's sacrifice and are nourished and empowered to go into the world in mission and ministry.

We practice "Open Communion," welcoming all who love Christ, repent of their sin, and seek to live in peace with one another.

 

 

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