that move people
to full devotion to Christ
that move people
to full devotion to Christ
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The United Brethren Statement of Faith was adopted in 1815 and has never been changed. It states the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith, the core beliefs which United Brethren members have clung to since the denomination began.
The Triune God
In the name of God, we declare and confess before men that we believe in the only true God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: that these three
are one--the Father in the Son, the Son in the Father, and the Holy Spirit equal with both; that this triune God created the heavens and the earth and all that in them is, visible as well as invisible, and He sustains, governs, protects, and supports the same.
Jesus Christ, the Son
We believe in Jesus Christ; that He is both God and man; that He became incarnate by the power of the Holy Spirit in the Virgin Mary and was born
of her; that He is the Savior and Mediator of the whole human race, if they with full faith in Him accept the grace offered in Jesus; that this Jesus suffered and died on the cross for us, was buried, arose again on the third day, ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of God to intercede for us; and that He shall come again to judge the living and dead.
The Holy Spirit, Comforter and Guide
We believe in the Holy Spirit; that He is equal in being with the Father and the Son, and that He comforts the faithful, and guides them into all truth.
We believe in a holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.
The Holy Bible and Salvation
We believe that the Holy Bible, Old and New Testaments, is the Word of God; that it contains the only true way of our salvation; that every true Christian
is bound to acknowledge and receive it with the influence of the Spirit of God as the only rule and guide; and that without faith in Jesus Christ, true repentance, forgiveness of sins, and following after Christ, no one can be a true Christian.
The Salvation Message
We also believe that what is contained in the Holy Scriptures: the fall in Adam and redemption through Jesus Christ, shall be preached throughout
The Christian Ordinances
We believe that the ordinances, namely baptism and the remembrance of the sufferings and death of our Lord Jesus Christ, are to be in use
and practiced by all Christian societies; and that is an obligation of all the children of God to practice them; but the manner in which ought always
to be left to the judgment and understanding of every individual.
Directed by God's Word
We believe the Bible provides direction for every area of life.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Driven by Worship
All we do is fueled by the passion of our personal and public worship of God.
Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
Shaped by Relationships
Purpose and potential are discovered by connecting with Christ and others.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Relevant for Impact
We engage a constantly changing world with the unchanging message of Christ.
1 Corinthians 9:22-23 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.
Transformed for Service
We are changed by Christ in order to make a difference in the lives of others.
John 13:34-35“ A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”