What We Believe

The Apostles’ Creed

With generations of Christians throughout the ages, we hold to the series of  bedrock statements summarized in the Apostles’ Creed. We recite this creed often, reminding ourselves and each other of these essentials:

  • We believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.
  • We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only son, our Lord,
    • who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
    • born of the virgin Mary,
    • suffered under Pontius Pilate,
    • was crucified, died and was buried;
    • he descended to the dead.
    • On the third day he rose again;
    • he ascended into heaven,
    • he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
    • and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
  • We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.

Practicing our faith

As our denomination’s national leaders describe this, we live out our baptismal covenant with regular practices. To do this we:

  • live among God’s faithful people;
  •  hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s Supper;
  •  proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed;
  •  serve all people following the example of Jesus; and
  •  strive for justice and peace in all the earth.Stained glass