God • We believe in one God, who created the world and all that is in it. • We believe that God is sovereign; that is, God is the ruler of the universe. • We believe that God is loving. We can experience God’s love and grace.

Jesus • We believe that Jesus was human. He lived as a man and died when he was crucified. • We believe that Jesus is divine. He is the Son of God. • We believe that God raised Jesus from the dead and that the risen Christ lives today. • We believe that Jesus is our Savior. In Christ we receive abundant life and forgiveness of sins. • We believe that Jesus is our Lord and that we are called to pattern our lives after his.

The Holy Spirit • We believe that the Holy Spirit is God with us. • We believe that the Holy Spirit comforts us when we are in need and convicts us when we stray from God. • We believe that the Holy Spirit awakens us to God’s will and empowers us to live obediently.

Human Beings • We believe that God created human beings in God’s image. • We believe that humans can choose to accept or reject a relationship with God. • We believe that all humans need to be in relationship with God in order to be fully human.

The Church • We believe that the church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today. • We believe that the mission of the church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. • We believe that the church is “the communion of saints,” made from past, present, and future disciples of Christ. • We believe the church is called to worship God and to support those who participate in it, as they grow in faith.