Our community is made up of many types of people from differing religious and traditional backgrounds who share a common love and passion for Jesus. Some of us are conservative, some are not. Some of us love the church, some have been burned. Some of us are charismatic, some think that’s weird. These things might be important, but they’re not the most important. Our core beliefs about God as Father/Son/Spirit and what it means to be the church are what holds us together as a community. This is expressed in the following way: “In essentials unity; in non-essentials liberty; in all things charity.”
The Apostles’ Creed is an ancient statement of belief that the church has used in many places and times to articulate the essentials of the Christian faith. We affirm this beautiful creed as a summary of our faith:OPT:
We believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker 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 again to judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the one holy universal church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.