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 a collection of text written by human beings in order to share their experience of God. We believe that the Bible paints a picture of the way God intended for human beings to live in relationship with Him and with one another. We look at the Bible within its historical context first, and then reflect on what it means for us 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 Jesus taught us the way God wants us to live in relationship with one another and with God (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, 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.
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