We trust that God is Creator and Sustainer of all things. We trust God does not “view us from a distance,” but is intimately involved in the world, working to liberate and reconcile all of creation through love and grace.
We trust that Jesus the Son is the in-the-flesh embodiment of God the Father. We believe that Jesus alone is uniquely qualified to reveal the Father to us. He reveals a God of love and grace, compassion and forgiveness, justice and mercy. We trust in Jesus’ robust gift of salvation.
We trust that God’s Holy Spirit is the presence of Jesus within his community of believers today. Through his life, death and resurrection Jesus makes the promised Spirit a reality in the lives of all who are baptized into his name. We want to move as the Spirit moves, trusting that the Spirit provides the ongoing church with all that is needed.
We trust that Jesus calls us to discipleship. We first surrender ourselves to the power of his Spirit to transform our actions, our speech, our thoughts, indeed our entire being into the image of his Son. We are then called to teach and make disciples of other people.
We trust that God’s image is seen uniquely and beautifully in all persons: in gender, race, age, socio-economic status, and background.
We trust that God calls us to community. The only thing God declared “not good” was man living without community. We are called by God to live in relationship. We are a better people when we love each other well, as Jesus both demonstrated and calls us to do.
We trust that we are a community with a commission to care for the neighborhood entrusted to us. We gather together for encouragement and renewal in faith, then we are commissioned to go and live our baptized faith in the streets, homes and workplaces of everyday life. We are a community of God’s people sent into the world, to care for God’s people and for God’s earth.