What We Believe
Concord Church is a United Methodist Church. We believe in:
The Trinity -
The threefold nature of God as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
one God who created the world and all that is in it; is sovereign and rules the universe; is loving and full of grace.
Jesus Christ -
was human and died when he was crucified; is the divine Son of God; was the Messiah and was risen from the dead by God and lives today as the risen Christ; is our Savior-he forgives our sins and we receive abundant life in him; is our Lord and we are called to be Christ to others.
The Holy Spirit -
is God's presence with us, comforts us, convicts us, and empowers us to live out God's will for our lives.
Human Beings -
God created us in His image; we can accept or reject a relationship with Him; to be fully human we need to be in relationship with God.
The Church -
is the body of Christ in mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ; is the communion of saints (past, present, and future disciples); is called to worship God and support its worshipers as they grow in faith.
The Bible -
is God's word and authority for our faith; we need to know and study the Old and New Testaments.
The Kingdom or Reign of God -
is present wherever God's will is done, wherever persons experience reconciliation, restoration, and healing; fulfillment of God's kingdom is still to come-the restoration and transformation of all creation; the church is called to be a witness to God's kingdom; we display the kingdom as we become more Christlike.
Baptism and the Lord's Supper (Communion or Eucharist)
• Baptism - a symbol of new life and God's love and forgiveness of our sins; joins persons with the church and all Christians; persons of any age are baptized by sprinkling, immersion, or pouring; baptism is only received once in a person's life.
• The Lord's Supper - is a holy meal of bread, symbolic of the body of Christ, and wine, symbolic of the blood of Christ; celebrates the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus and our Christian unity; we give thanks for Christ's sacrifice and are empowered for mission and ministry; all who love Christ, seek repentance, and seek to live in peace with one another are welcome to share communion.
From Our Christian Roots page visit the United Methodist Website.
For more information on our beliefs, Wesleyan heritage, and faith see the Beliefs page.