WHAT WE BELIEVE
As a community, what binds us to one another are these elemental truths.
The Apostles Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
Spirt — God is real. He seeks to encounter us and to be encountered.
We value the presence, gifts, and fruit of the holy spirit. We believe that the fruit and gifts of the holy spirit are essential and operating in the body of christ today. we assert that, at best, gifts of the spirit void of the fruit of the spirit is magic, and that the fruit of the spirit without the gifts of the spirit is humanism.
Community — God is love. We will seek to be like god. to love without condition, to give extravagantly, to do good.
Beloved is a multicultural multigenerational tribe who believes that the kingdom works best when people belong, then be-loved, then become, then behave.
Mission — God is here. We believe that every child of god, who has been awakened by his love will be fueled by that love to make earth look like heaven.
To do justice is to worship.
Creativity — God is creator. We value creativity and art, as we believe that creativity is divinely and purposefully placed within humanity and touches every sphere of life.
Foundations — God is unchanging. We value the bible, the Apostles creed, and the historical foundations of the church.