WHAT WE BELIEVE

 We believe in God.

We cannot describe Him with certainty, But we can put into words what God does and how we experience God's action in our lives.

We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ.

We believe in the Holy Spirit as God's active, living presence in our midst.

We believe in the Church, which is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today.

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

We believe that every human being has been made in the image of God, our Creator, and We believe that the kingdom (or reign) of God is both a present reality and future hope that will be experienced when Christ Jesus returns.

You’ll hear us say the Apostle’s Creed, the Nicene Creed or other creeds of our faith as we connect with millions of Christians through the ages in understanding God as the Trinity, three persons in one: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Our theology is grounded on the foundation of Scripture, tradition, reason and experience.

As Methodists, the movement that began with John Wesley, the distinctive shape of our theological heritage can be seen not only in an emphasis on Christian living or “practical divinity,” but also in Wesley’s distinctive understanding of God’s saving grace.

Now, that’s what we believe, but we are convinced that beliefs AND FAITH AREN'T enough (James 2:14-20). We are called to live and give in response to our faith! Our goal is to know Christ Jesus and the power of His resurrection so that we can be his partner in reconciling the world to himself (2 Corinthians 5:11-21).

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