what-we-believe

 Mission Statement:
 
Our Mission is to express the message and spirit of Christ through Christian worship, education, discipleship, evangelism, and charity, and in all we do glorify God and share God's love.
 
 
 Statement of Faith:
 (as it appears in the St. Paul Constitution)
 
We acknowledge the Lord Jesus Christ as the great Head of the Church and receive the Holy Scriptures as authoritative in matters of faith, order and discipline, and base our faith upon the following principles:
 
We believe that God is our Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ is our Savior, and the Holy Spirit is our Comforter and Guide.
 
We believe we are saved by a living faith, the fountain of this faith being the Bible, the living Word of God.
 
We believe that for this experience of a living faith, a full measure of religious liberty and freedom of conscience is necessary.
 
We believe that it is in accordance with the spirit of Christ to cooperate with churches of all faiths in the work of the ecumencial church.
 
 
The Statement of Faith of the UCC gives added meaning to the Statements of St. Paul Community Church
 
The United Church of Christ Statement of Faith
(in the form of a doxology)
 
We believe in you, O God, Eternal Spirit,

God of our Savior Jesus Christ and our God,

and to your deeds we testify:

 

You call the worlds into being,

create persons in your own image,

and set before each one the ways of life and death.

 

You seek in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin.

 

You judge people and nations by your righteous will declared through prophets and apostles.

 

In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and risen Savior,

you have come to us

and shared our common lot,

conquering sin and death

and reconciling the world to yourself.

 

You bestow upon us your Holy Spirit,

creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ,

binding in covenant faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races.

 

You call us into your church

to accept the cost and joy of discipleship,

to be your servants in the service of others,

to proclaim the gospel to all the world

and resist the powers of evil,

to share in Christ’s baptism and eat at his table,

to join him in his passion and victory.

 

You promise to all who trust you

forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace,

courage in the struggle for justice and peace,

your presence in trial and rejoicing,

and eternal life in your realm which has no end.

 

Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto you.  Amen.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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