What Do We Believe?

God, who is one, is revealed in three distinct persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth; and his life, death and resurrection demonstrates God’s redeeming love.

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

We’ve been made in the image of the Creator.

The church 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.

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

As United Methodists, we follow four guidelines that help us to understand and interpret our faith. They are scripture, tradition, experience and reason.

The United Methodist Church recognizes two sacraments in which Christ himself participated: baptism and communion.
 

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What is a disciple?

We believe the defining marks of a disciple of Jesus Christ is best seen in three critical relationships modeled by Jesus.

UP relationship – our love for God

IN relationship – our love for the church and believers

OUT relationship – our love for others

Jesus modeled how we live faithfully concerning each of these relationships. Each relationship is unique and our investment in each may look different at different times. We challenge one another to invest in each of these relationships as Jesus did as we: