…. in one God, who created the world and all that is in it. We affirm that the Triune God exists in one substance, with three persons, and God has self-revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
.… Jesus Christ is the incarnation of God, born of the Virgin Mary as the very embodiment of God’s loving presence and gracious power. We maintain that Christ is both fully human and fully divine. We affirm Christ’s saving work on the cross and that through His life, death and resurrection, “God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us.” (2 Corinthians 5:19)
… that the Holy Spirit, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, reveals our need for salvation and continues to work in us for our transformation. The Spirit is God’s ever-present gift to the Christian and to the Church, making known the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and enabling us to live with hope and assurance
.… the Bible is God’s written word that reveals the character of God. We believe that it teaches unchanging truth about God, about life, and about the relationship between God and all of creation
.… that grace is the undeserved, unearned, unrepayable gift of the God who loves us enough to meet us where we are, but loves us too much to leave us there. Grace is the love of God at work within us to transform each of our lives into a unique expression of the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ, so that we become participants in God’s transformation of the world
.… that the Church is called to make and grow disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. It is the body of Christ which worships, serves, and lives the life of faith together. The church is the community that is called to live now as if God’s future has already come
.… that God has given the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion as means of grace, outward and visible signs of his love for us. Baptism affirms a person’s entry into the family of God and into the life of Christ. The spiritual presence of Christ in the elements of Holy Communion point backward to his death and resurrection, and forward to the unity of all God’s people at Christ’s return
.… that the Kingdom of God is both a present reality and a future hope for the transformation of the world. God’s Kingdom is breaking in with truth and justice, compassion and peace, joy and hope, and the fulfillment of all God’s purposes. Wherever God’s power is, there too is God’s Kingdom.