As a place of healing, growth, and transformation, our services are available for everyone.  

Yet as a community, we are united in mind and spirit (*Phil 2:2) by a shared commitment to the Christian faith; and as such, each member holds to the Nicene Creed.

 

The Nicene Creed is a statement of faith embraced by all stripes of Christ-followers.  It is used by most Protestants, Lutherans, Roman Catholics, and Eastern Orthodox believers. It is called Nicene {naɪsiːn} because it was originally adopted in the city of Nicaea (present day İznik, Turkey) in 325 AD.​ 

 

This creed is not the sum total of everything each member believes or practices. It does, however, delineate key principles that bond us together to provide a common foundation for our community.

The Nicene Creed 

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen.

 

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, light from light, true God from true God,
begotten, not made, one in Being with the Father.


For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven,

By the power of the Holy Spirit he was born of the Virgin Mary and became man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
He suffered, died and was buried.


On the third day he rose again in fulfillment of the Scriptures;
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.


He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father (and the Son)
Who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified.
Who has spoken through the prophets.


We believe in one holy **catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.

 

 

 

*Philippians 2:2 (NIV)

…then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.

 

**catholic is interpreted as the universal church

 

GROUNDED IN FAITH