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Our theological values represent the core aspects of historical faith that have guided the church through the centuries, expressed in the great creeds of the church. The Apostle’s Creed and The Stanwich Church Covenant (circa 1731) are our guiding documents. In an expression of the unity of the church in Jesus Christ, we choose to identify ourselves with six principle theological values:
The Word of God
The Holy Scriptures are our guide for all of life and activity of the church. We believe that the Bible is the living Word of God and our rule for faith and practice.
The Holy Trinity
We believe that God is One, existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The Lordship of Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus is Lord and the head of the church.
The Ministry of the Holy Spirit
We believe that all spiritual fruitfulness is a result of the work of the Holy Spirit in our individual lives, the life of the church, and the life of our community. We choose to exercise church life and ministry in recognition of this dependence.
The Human need for a Savior
We believe that humans are born in rebellion to God due to a sin nature that has been our reality since the Fall. We believe that God is the first initiator in restoring that relationship through Jesus Christ.
The Church as God’s Visible Presence in the World
The church is the body of Christ. God manifests Himself in multiple ways but His primary instrument on earth is the church. We must live out our identity as the body of Christ to be a reflection of His presence in this world.