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What We Believe

According to the Apostle's Creed:

We believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again, and ascended into heaven. He is seated at the right hand of the Father, from thence 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.

Why do people need Christ in their lives?

  • We were created for a relationship with God.
  • Sin is a reality.
  • Jesus Christ is the answer to the deepest longings of the human heart.
  • I believe and pray on my own, so why do I need to go to church?

  • The church is the body of Christ today and the temple of the Holy Spirit.
  • The Bible commands us to meet together to encourage one another
  • We can accomplish more together than we can apart.
  • Each of us is gifted for work in the church.
  • The church is essential for becoming a deeply committed disciple.
  • Why do people need Centenary United Methodist Church?

  • We emphasize both tradition and relevance -- both the experiential (heart) and the cognitive (head) dimensions of the Christian faith.
  • We are willing to deal with the ambiguities and challenges of faith while holding fast to the truth of the Gospel.
  • We have an appreciation for the role of women in the church.
  • We proclaim a Gospel that is both evangelical and social.
  • To whom does our church belong?

    It belongs to Jesus Christ, therefore:

  • We share His passion "to seek and save the lost" (Luke 19:10)
  • We share in His ministry of healing broken minds, bodies and souls.
  • We share in His ministry to those both inside and outside the church.
  • Everything we do as a church and as leaders must be surrounded by prayer.
  • The primary role of the pastor is to help the congregation pursue Christ's will for His church -- not the pastor's personal visions or the wishes and wants of the members.
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