As United Methodists we believe that faith is a journey, both personal and corporate (lived in community). Our faith is rooted in these commonly held Christian beliefs:
- There is only one God who is revealed in three distinct persons: God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.
- The mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ:
o God became fully human and fully divine, self-revealing in the person of Jesus of Nazareth, the living Word of God. Jesus’ life, death, resurrection and ascension demonstrate God’s comprehensive love for all of creation.
- The Holy Spirit is God at work in our world and in our lives.
- All human beings are made in the image of God, with no one being superior to another. We are all called to be co-workers with God to establish God’s kingdom here on this earth as it is in heaven.
- The church universal is the incarnate body of Christ in the world:
o The church is made up of the communion of saints: a community of all Christ-followers, past, present, and future.
o The church worships God together, nurtures each other in faith, and supports one another in life and into the life to come.
- The Bible is foundational to our faith as it is the inspired word of God, containing everything necessary for salvation through Christ. As we study the Holy Scriptures, privately or together, the Holy Spirit helps us relate these ancient texts to life’s present realities.
- Death is not the end of our stories. There is a new and everlasting life in communion with God that awaits us after our lives in this life are over.