The God of the Bible is the one true God. God reveals God’s self as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit - a Trinity - all equal and inseparable.
The Father is the Creator of all and is infinite in power, wisdom, justice, goodness, and love.
Jesus Christ, God's Son, is truly God and truly human. His sinless life, suffering and death on the cross, resurrection, and ascension to heaven provide the way of salvation. Jesus is our model for how to live with each other in the world.
The Holy Spirit is God’s presence in our midst. When we sense God's leading, God's challenge, or God's support or comfort, it's the Holy Spirit at work.
The Bible (Scripture) is the Word of God and is the ultimate guidepost for our faith. The Holy Spirit works through the thoughtful study of the Scriptures as we ask questions and seek understanding. This is especially true when we study them together, seeking to relate the old words to life's present realities. We interpret the Scriptures through reason, tradition, experience, and the cultural context in which they were written.
God desires for us to be made new as we are formed into the likeness of Jesus. Because of this, we can experience abundant life as we participate in God's transformation of the world.
Words we live by:
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself. -Luke 10:27
Tenets of United Methodism:
United Methodists hold to the historic doctrines of the Christian faith. We are evangelical, but moderates rather than fundamentalists. We value the intellect and modern science, while at the same time looking to the Bible as the authoritative guide for faith and practice. Methodists have a passionate faith with strong convictions, but we also recognize that the world is not always black and white. We are willing to ask questions, to wrestle with difficult issues, and to do so with grace and compassion.
Methodists have been known for our emphasis on a personal faith, lived out in concrete ways in the world. We have historically valued well-informed and passionate preaching, worship that was lively, and small groups where people could grow in faith.
Methodists have open hearts, and open minds--and welcome anyone interested in learning more about the Christian faith.
Have questions? Here is a place to explore more. Or you can contact one of our pastors who would be glad to explore with you.