Beliefs


God created and loves all of creation — the earth and the seas and all of the world’s inhabitants. We are part of God’s unfolding plan. We believe that God’s Son, Jesus Christ, transforms lives through his death on the cross and his new life, and we trust that God’s Spirit is active in the world.

When we gather for worship, we connect with believers everywhere. When we study the Bible or hear God’s word in worship, we are drawn more deeply into God’s own saving story.

The Bible contains the story of God’s interaction with humankind, first through the understanding of the Jewish people and subsequently to all people through God’s self revelation in Jesus. New Creation encourages questioning, searching, delving, and seeking to unravel the often-confusing Scripture, along with understanding its historical context. Extensive information on the Bible is available on the ELCA website.

The convictions shared by Christians from many different traditions are expressed in statements of belief called creeds. We hold to their value as a strong faith foundation and as meaningful ties to the larger Christian family – communities across denominational lines, throughout our city, across our country, and all around the world. The creeds that Lutherans affirm and use in worship confess the faith of the church through the ages and around the world. Historical Lutheran creeds: Nicene CreedApostles’ CreedAthanasian Creed

This is a representative statement of faith that New Creation uses in its service:

 

We believe in God, the one who comes before us and goes behind us, creating life and opportunities to love and care for the world.

We believe in Jesus Christ who walks with us into real life each day.  He is God, yet human like us and experienced all life’s joys and pains and challenges like we do.  But his love is so great that not sin nor suffering nor even death could stop it.  Today the love of Jesus lives and continues to bring new life to the world.

We believe in the Holy Spirit who comes like the wind and blows in and through us to bring God’s power and light to all the world.  The Spirit breathes life into us, the body of Christ we call the church, and enables us to follow the way of Christ.

We believe in God, who goes before and behind, with, in, and through us, bringing hope and life and newness to the world.

Amen

An important element of our Confirmation Class (generally for younger teens) is examination and formation of faith.  Our 2006 Confirmation Class wrote the following Statement of Faith as part of their study together:

 

We believe God is creator of both Heaven and earth.  God knows all about us and loves and forgives us, always.

We believe Jesus walked on earth as a human and suffered like we do.  He died on the cross for us, and rose from hell and went to heaven.

We believe the Holy Spirit is always with us and guided us.  The Spirit inspires us to praise God in all ways, to share our faith with those who are seeking, and leads us to pray with and for others as they need.

Amen.

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