I believe in one God…
who is alive and at work in the world in every time and place;
who eternally exists in three persons: with unity in diversity, with intimate community, with self- giving love.
I believe in the sovereignty, goodness, faithfulness, love and grace of the Triune God.
I believe in God, the “Abba”…
who is our loving parent and the creator of the universe;
who called the world into being by the Word and inspired us to life by the Spirit;
who claimed Jesus as “Beloved” at his baptism and transfiguration;
who cares for humankind like a hen tends to her chicks, like a nursing mother to her child.
I believe in God the Son…
who is Jesus Christ, Word and Wisdom of God, the kenotic incarnation of God;
who was conceived of God the Spirit and born into flesh by a woman;
who is eternally divine and took on the particularity of the finite world;
who lived a life of prayer;
who restored individuals to wholeness;
who preached a message of justice and reconciliation;
who, through obedience to God and faithfulness to humankind, reconciles us to God;
who is resurrected by God through the power of the Holy Spirit.
I believe in God the Spirit…
who moved over the waters and is the breath of life for God’s creation;
who inspired the words of the prophets and prays in us with sighs too deep for words;
who effected the conception and the resurrection of Jesus;
who is the agent in justification and sanctification;
who beckons the hearts of God’s children to relationship and vocation.
I believe in one, holy, catholic, apostolic Church…
which seeks to be faithful in practice and prophetic in voice in the example of its head and Lord: Jesus Christ;
which is the gift of God and is the covenant community of the people of God;
which praises God with word, song, prayer and acts of justice and compassion.
I believe that all human beings…
are completely beloved, having their origin in the will of God;
are created in God’s image: intended to be unified in diversity, to have intimate community, to share self-giving love;
are completely broken and live in a broken world;
are too often devoted to that which is created instead of the Creator;
are redeemed through the person and work of Jesus Christ.
I believe that Scripture…
should be seriously and reverently exegeted;
contains the gospel of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ;
has been faithfully interpreted by the tradition in its creeds and confessions;
chronicles the story of God’s action with and faithfulness to God’s covenant people;
is the authoritative witness to the definitive revelation of God in Jesus Christ.
I believe that the Christian life…
begins with opening our arms, turning our face upwards and receiving God’s grace as it rains down upon us;
is living in communion with Jesus Christ as a grateful response to God’s grace;
is being part of the covenant community of the people of God;
is doing justice, loving mercy and walking humbly with God.