What We Believe....


Our doctrinal standards are in accord with the faith of the ancient church, the apostolic and orthodox creeds, and the evangelical spirit of John Wesley.


We Believe...


  • In the Holy Trinity - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


  • In Jesus Christ, the Word of God and Son of God; truly God and truly human.


  • In the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.


  • In the sufficiency and authority of the Holy Scriptures, the Old and New Testaments, for knowledge of Salvation and Christian Faith and Practice.


  • In the forgiveness of sins and reconciliation to God by faith in the merit and sacrificial death of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


  • In the convicting, comforting, sustaining, and empowering presence of the Holy Spirit.


  • The church is the redemptive fellowship of believers where the pure Word of God is preached and the Sacraments duly administered according to Christ's command.


  • In the Christian life as one of individual and communal discipleship.



Adapted from The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church (2008), ¶103: Section 3: Our Doctrinal Standards and General Rules (The U.M. Publishing House, Nashville, TN, 2008).


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First United Methodist Church
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