Our Mission, Vision and Values

God’s Vision

We believe that God’s Vision is for all to have New Life in Jesus Christ

Our God-Given Mission

To Offer New Life in Jesus Christ by Seeking, Shaping, and Sending Disciples

Our Core Values

Love God heart, soul, strength, mind (Luke 10:27; Deuteronomy 6:5)

Love our neighbor as we love ourselves (Leviticus 19:18)

Faithful obedience to our Lord Jesus and his teachings (John 20:28; Romans 10:9)

Unashamedly rooted in distinctive Wesleyan/Methodist spirit and practice

Do Jesus stuff (John 14:12)

 

What We Believe

We believe in the foundational truths of the Christian faith most often summarized in 2 creeds.

 The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried; *
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic** church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and live everlasting. Amen.

*Traditional use of this creed includes: “He descended into hell.”
**means universal

 The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son
is worshiped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in the one holy catholic* and apostolic church.
We acknowledge one baptism
for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

*means universal