What we Believe

We believe in God the Father,

who created the heavens and the earth,

making all human beings as divine image bearers.

We violated the image of God in others and ourselves,

when we disobeyed in the Fall

God chose Israel as a light to all peoples

in order to show his care through covenantal love.

We believe in God the Son, Jesus the Messiah, who is fully human and fully God.

He proclaimed the reign of God:

preaching good news to the poor and brokenhearted,

announcing forgiveness through a call to repent and believe the good news.

He commissioned his followers to make disciples,

baptizing them into the communion of the Father, Son, and Spirit and

teaching them to embrace this new way of life.

Jesus was crucified, giving his life for the sin of the world.

God raised Jesus from the dead,

breaking the power of sin and evil,

delivering us from death to eternal life,

and inaugurating new creation.

God enthroned Jesus as the Lord of creation.

We believe in God the Holy Spirit, the giver and renewer of life,

whom the Father, through the Son, poured out upon us,

enabling us to love God and neighbor, and

binding us together with all believers in the church, the Body of Christ,

and together we give thanks at the table of the Lord.

The Spirit spoke through the prophets and apostles,

and inspired Scripture to equip us for every good work.

The Spirit empowers us

to witness to Christ as Lord and Savior, and

to work for justice and peace

as we seek to live holy and joyful lives.

We believe in the resurrection of the dead,

wait for God’s new heaven and new earth,

and pray, “Come, Lord Jesus!”

Borrowed with adaptations from Lipscomb University's statement of faith.