What We Believe
We believe God's grace is available to all people, no matter where you are, what you look like, or what’s happened in your past.
John Wesley one of the founders of Methodism, placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. For us that means that God used imperfect but receptive and devoted humans to communicate who he is, his love relationship with all of his creation, and his purpose for our lives – individual and collective. We understand that it was written in different historical contexts that require interpretation that is faithful both to the time it was written in, and for its understanding and relevancy for today.
We believe that God is the creator of all things and we are all His beloved children. God is too big to be put into the box of any church, denomination or doctrine. We believe that God is the perfect expression of love and that His hope for our lives is that we would do His will “on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10).
We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, that He died for our sins, and that His resurrection gives us new life. We believe that through his teachings, his life, his sacrifice Jesus taught us the way God wants us to live in relationship with God and with one another (Matthew 22:36-40).
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the living presence of God in our lives. The Holy Spirit is our comforter and friend (John 16:5-15). Through the power of the Holy Spirit, God changes our lives and we become more like Jesus.
We believe that through the death and resurrection of Jesus, God conquered death and allows all people to be renewed and forgiven of sin. We believe that the gift of salvation is based on grace – God’s undeserved and unconditional love – not because we deserve it. We believe that salvation is a choice and that when we say “yes” to God’s grace we are forgiven, made new, and begin a new journey with God.
To learn more about the official beliefs of the United Methodist church click here.