What We Believe

What we believe at Grace Community United Methodist Church.

We Believe

...in one God, who created the world and all that is in it. We affirm that God is known and experienced as the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

...that Jesus is the incarnation, the very embodiment of God's loving presence and power. We maintain that Christ is both fully human and fully divine. We affirm Christ's saving work on the cross and that through this life, death, and resurrection, "God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us." (2 Corinthians 5:19)

...the Holy Spirit works within our personal experience and in the life of the Christian community to make God's redemptive love a tangible reality in our lives and in the world.

...the Bible is God's written word that reveals the character of God. We believe that it contains the truth about God, about life, and about the relationship between God and all of creation. 

… that grace is the undeserved, unearned, non-repayable gift of the God who loves us enough to meet us where we are, but loves us too much to leave us there. Grace is the love of God at work within us to transform each of our lives into a unique expression of the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ, so that we become participants in God’s transformation of the world.

… that the church is called to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. It is the body of Christ that worships, serves, and lives the life of faith together. The church is the community that is called to live now as if God’s future has already come.

… that the kingdom of God is both a present reality and a future hope. God’s kingdom is breaking in upon the world bringing peace and justice, compassion and hope, and the fulfillment of all God’s purposes. Wherever God’s power is, there too is God’s Kingdom.

United Methodists come in all sizes, shapes, colors, dispositions, outlooks, and life stories, but share a unique history and faith perspective. No matter how or where we serve Jesus Christ, we do God’s work in a unique structure — referred to as “the connection.” Connectionalism comes to life through our clergy appointment system, our mission and outreach, and our collective giving. No one congregation can do all these ministries, but together — through the power of our connection — we can make a tremendous difference.