What We Believe

CROSS_AND_FLAME_colorAs followers of Jesus Christ and United Methodists, we believe we have an obligation to bear faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church’s life. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we are given through the grace of God.

We believe that the living core of the Christian faith was revealed in Scripture, illumined by tradition, given life in personal experience, and confirmed by reason.

United Methodists profess the historic Christian faith in God, incarnate in Jesus Christ for our salvation and ever at work in human history in the Holy Spirit. Living in a covenant of grace under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, we participate in the first fruits of God’s coming reign and pray in hope for its full realization on earth as in heaven. The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

The United Methodist Church also has a long history of concern for social justice. Its members have often taken forthright positions on controversial issues involving Christian principles. Early Methodists expressed their opposition to the slave trade, to smuggling, and to the cruel treatment of prisoners.

If you have questions about the United Methodist Church or the individual traditions or worship style here at Ebenezer please contact Pastor Fine.