believe that God:
of the universe and continues the process of creation today.
sensed and known by people in all times and places, yet remains
beyond human comprehension.
Is at the
heart of everything, but also is over and beyond all that is.
merciful, faithful, patient and always present and available to
- unmerited, unconditional love and acceptance to all - not because
of who we are or anything we do,
but because of who God is. That this grace restores brokenness
to wholeness, and is experienced
as forgiveness, healing and transformation.
We believe that,
so far as God could be revealed in human life, we have that revelation
in Jesus. We believe that Jesus:
loving God and one another were the greatest of all commandments.
sent to die for humanity's sins, but did die because of humanity's
a man and died when he was crucified.
over death and still lives today.
to pattern our lives as his followers through his teachings and
We believe that the Spirit of God...
humanity offering guidance, comfort and strength.
us to God's hopes for us, and helps us to live faithfully.
people for the good of the world, bringing love to hate, justice
to injustice, peace to war and order
We believe that all people...
in the image of God and contain within them a divine spark.
to seek and love God and to love and nurture one another.
by God with intelligence, free will and dignity, and summoned
to take responsibility for the life
of the world.
God and one another when embracing compassion, humility, honesty,
peace, justice, service and love.
We believe that the Bible...
Is a record
of a humanity's growing understanding of God. It helps us to explore
our own relationship with God as
we follow the teachings of the historical Jesus, whom we recognize
as a living spirit seeking the transformation
of human lives.
be taken seriously but not literally. We view the Bible like a
window through which we see God and
better understand ourselves - not as a static, inerrant textbook.