There is only one true God who exists eternally in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He lived, died on the cross and rose again. Jesus will come again and make all things new.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is given by the Father so that believers may have power to live the Christian life. Through the Spirit, the church is unified and empowered to make disciples of all nations.
The Bible is God’s word and is the authority for determining our beliefs as Christians. Only in the scriptures do we find a way back to a relationship with God.
God created human beings in His image – male and female. We believe each person is of sacred worth and has the potential for great good. However, we are all in need of God’s grace because of our self-centeredness, which the Bible calls ‘sin’, and which separates us from God and each other.
Being restored to a right relationship with God is what the Bible calls salvation. Salvation is a free gift to us – it can never be earned or achieved.
Baptism is our initiation into the church and it identifies us as part of a community of faith. Baptism is a sacrament through which we receive grace. We believe that infant baptism is as valid as ‘believers baptism’ because baptism is the work of God. We do believe, however, that each person must choose for themselves to receive the free gift of God.
The Church has been charged to remember the sacrifice and new life that is ours in Jesus Christ each time we gather at His table. Everyone is welcome at God’s table.
The Christian Life
As Christians in the Wesleyan branch of Christianity, we believe that not only are we to devote ourselves to God in worship, prayer and reading of the scriptures but also we are to do ‘good works’. We are to love our neighbors as we love ourselves and our church. We do these good works not so that we can ‘go to heaven’ but out of gratitude for God’s love for us.
Grace is God’s free gift to every human being so that we can know God and respond to God’s offer of salvation. Grace is also given so that we can live the life of Jesus in this world.