Missional Creed

God: We believe that God is one God in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are of the same nature and each are uncreated and eternal, without beginning or end, of the same substance, living in perfect harmony and unity.

Jesus Christ: We believe Jesus Christ to be the eternally begotten Son of God who is fully human and fully divine. It is through His death and resurrection that we have received new life and have been forgiven and made whole.

Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is a Divine Person who as an active agent in the world persuades us to repent of our sins and confess Jesus as Lord, thereby indwelling us, empowering us and guiding us to live a life that is pleasing to God and life that brings healing to the world.

Holy Scriptures: We believe the ancient Hebrew and New Testament Scriptures to be the divinely inspired Word of God, written under the authority of the Holy Spirit. These Scriptures are the revelation of who God is, who we are and how we can be reconciled to Him. And so as community we look to these words to show us how to be faithful to the God we find revealed within the Scriptures.

Mankind: We believe that God created humankind in His own image as sacred beings designed to be in relationship with God and each other. We believe that sin has separated mankind from God, from each other and from creation itself, and that God calls all mankind back into right relationship with God, with fellow man and with creation itself. Just as there is perfect unity in the diversity of Persons in the Holy Trinity, through Christ, God calls mankind to live intentionally to pursue unity within the diversity that exists within humankind across race, ethnicity and nation.

Creation: We believe that God created and sustains the Universe out of the overflow of love that exists within the Holy Trinity. God is sovereign over all creation and history. We believe that all of creation has been impacted by sin, and that through Christ, God calls mankind to join with God in bringing restoration to the created order.

This means that Jesus Christ who unites is greater than anything that divides us.

The Holy Scriptures advocate a unity in core doctrines, while allowing a diversity of forms that will express the variety within the body of Christ and the Christian experience. Such unity and diversity is expressed by the adage,

“In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.”

Proclaiming the Love of Christ in Word and In Service: The beauty of the biblical view of unity in diversity in Christ is the freedom of God to work in His church—His people—in fulfilling His mission in the world. We believe that mission is to bring reconciliation between God and God’s people through Christ who is the Light that extinguishes the darkness and brings restoration to the brokenness that exists in the world.

As followers of Christ we must apply the Gospel to the real world in which we live and see that all people experience equal justice in society. A full proclamation of Christ occurs through the demostration of the Gospel in both words and in action that bring spiritual, physical and social redemption to people and society.

We realize our true potential as individuals when we are united in loving service under the Lordship of Jesus!

 

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (KJV): All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works