What We Believe
Our Christian Roots
United Methodists proudly share a common heritage with all Christians who share the historic faith in God, incarnate in Jesus Christ for our salvation and ever at work in history in the Holy Spirit. We embrace the following basic affirmations:
With Christians around the world we believe in the triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth; and His life, death, and resurrection demonstrates God’s redeeming love.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is God’s present activity in our midst. When we sense God’s leading, God’s challenge, or God’s support or comfort, it’s the Holy Spirit at work.
Genesis 1:27 asserts that we’ve been made in the image of our Creator. Like God we have the capacity to love and care, to communicate, and to create.
The Church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today. The love of Christ is demonstrated through His Church.
The Holy Bible
We believe that the Holy Bible is God’s Word and is the primary authority for our faith and practice. United Methodists affirm the usefulness of many translations and versions of the Bible as being helpful for study, teaching, memorization, and other purposes.
The kingdom or reign of God is both a present reality and future hope.