Our Faith & Covenant
THE STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe in God, the eternal spirit, who is known to us in Jesus our brother, and to whose deeds we testify:
God calls the world into being, creates humankind in the divine image, and sets before us the ways of life and death.
God seeks in Holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin.
God judges all humanity and all nations by the will of righteousness declared through prophets and apostles.
In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and risen Lord, God has come to us and shared our common lot, conquering sin and death and reconciling the whole creation to its creator.
God bestows upon us the Holy Spirit, creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ, binding in covenant faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races.
God calls us into the church to accept the cost and joy of discipleship, to be servants in the service of the whole human family, to proclaim the gospel to all the world and resist the powers of evil. To share in Christ’s baptism and eat at his table, to join him in his passion and victory.
God promises to all who trust in the gospel forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace, courage in the struggle for justice and peace, the presence of the Holy Spirit in trial and rejoicing, and eternal life in the kingdom which has no end.
Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto God.
The covenant by which this Church exists as a distinct body, and which every member accepts, is as follows:
Acknowledging Jesus Christ to be our Savior and Lord, and accepting the Holy Scriptures as our rule of faith and practice, and recognizing the privilege and duty of uniting ourselves for Christian fellowship, the enjoyment of Christian ordinances, the public worship of God, and the advancement of His kingdom in the world, we do now, in the sight of God and invoking His blessing, solemnly covenant and agree with each other to associate ourselves to be a church of the Lord Jesus Christ, as warranted by the Word of God.
We agree to maintain the institutions of the Gospel, to submit ourselves to the orderly administration of the affairs of the Church, and to walk together in brotherly love.
And this we do depending upon the aid of Our Heavenly Father, who so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son for our salvation, and of Jesus Christ, who hath redeemed us with His blood, and of the Holy Spirit, our Comforter and Guide.