What We Believe
We believe in one God who is infinite in power, wisdom, and love. God is a spirit (John 4:24) and God is love. “If we love one another, God lives in us” (1 John 4:12). We trust in God as the creator, ruler, and sustainer of all things.
We believe in Jesus Christ, the Messiah, Deliverer, and Savior of the world. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born into humankind as a ransom sacrifice for our sins. He was fully human and fully divine. He was crucified, died, and was buried. He rose from the dead and now lives with God the Father as our great intercessor. He will come again as our high ruling king and judge of all the earth.
We believe in the Holy Spirit as our comforter, guide, and strength in life. His presence is evidenced in our lives as love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, meekness, and temperance. (Galatians 5:22-23). The Holy Spirit also helps us in our weakness (Romans 8:26) and affirms the truth of Jesus Christ in our lives.
We believe in forgiveness. Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. By grace, we are saved through faith and not of our own merit. It is a gift from God (Ephesians 2: 8-9). Because God forgives us, we can forgive others.
We believe in the Word of God, as found in the Old and New Testaments, as the sufficient source of our faith and practice. All scripture is given by God’s inspiration and is useful for showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, and training us to live God’s way (2 Timothy 3:16).
We believe in the church and the priesthood of all believers. When we say “yes” to God we accept the call to be disciples of Jesus Christ, in ministry to the world. God endows every Christian with gifts for the advancement of his kingdom “on earth as it is in heaven.” At New Creation United Methodist Church, our gifts are shared through ministries of nurture, outreach, worship, and witness.
We represent a light of Jesus Christ in the community, breaking the darkness of hopelessness and despair. We are a God-Led, Holy-Spirit Filled, Cohesive, Disciple-Making, Christ-Centered congregation.