Believe

“Come, let us worship and bow down! Let us kneel before the Lord, our maker!"       - Psalm 95:6

On the first day of the week, we gather 9a and 10:30a as a community to hear the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe worship challenges us, offers us hope and casts the vision God has for our church. Jesus says, “God is spirit, and it is necessary to worship God in spirit and truth” (John 4:24). The worship vision is that our services will be a modern translation of historic Christian worship. We prayerfully craft each experience to include the Lord's Prayer, the Apostles' Creed, responsive readings and Holy Communion.  Our worship team makes tradition accessible in a relaxed environment by leading our community with a variety of musical instruments, classic hymns and modern songs!

WE BELIEVE WITH OTHER CHRISTIANS ACROSS THE WORLD AND TIME...

…In God, who is One, revealed in Three distinct and co-equal “persons”. God the Father is our Creator, God the Son is Jesus our Redeemer, and God the Holy Spirit is God with us now. God is holy, perfect and loving in all God does.

…In the indescribable gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth; and his life, death and resurrection demonstrate God's redeeming love. Human beings can experience abundant life on earth and into eternity through a prayerful relationship with Jesus Christ, as our Lord. This gift is available without price to any person who will receive it.

…The Holy Spirit is God's present activity in our lives & world. The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, comforts us when we are hurting and guides us to live out God's will on earth as it is in heaven.

…The Bible is the inspired word of God and our primary authority for Christian belief and life. It is a library of 66 books that tells the sweeping story of God's creation and redemption of the world. It perfectly reveals all things necessary for our salvation through Jesus Christ. The Bible is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires and trusted in all that it promises.

…Women and men are made in the image of the Creator (Genesis 1:27), have sacred worth and dignity. Like God we have the capacity to love, communicate, and create and we can choose to accept or reject a relationship with God. All humans are imperfect and sinful and in need of God's forgiveness. Through the grace of Jesus Christ it is possible for us to have a reconciling relationship with God on earth and into eternity.

…The Church is the Body of Christ, made up of baptized believers who gather to worship Jesus and seek to follow his teachings. The Church is therefore an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world. The Church is sent into the world to be a sign and an agent of God’s Kingdom.

…The Kingdom of God is both a present reality on earth and the future eternal hope for those who place their faith in Jesus Christ.

WE BELIEVE UNIQUELY AS UNITED METHODISTS...

...That God desires us to model our lives after Jesus, who practiced a vibrant personal faith AND worked to meet the physical needs of people. The church is called to the ministries of spiritual transformation and working to relieve human suffering.

...That God seeks us out (prevenient grace) when we are lost and awakens our hearts to our spiritual need. That we are reconciled to God (justifying grace) by confessing our belief in Jesus, and that God perfects us (sanctifying grace) over time to reflect the character of Jesus Christ.

...That in the essentials of faith we should find unity, in the non-essentials we should grant liberty, and in all things we should exercise charity. Christians find unity in the common desire to submit our lives to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.