What We Believe

As Christians …

We typically affirm our faith each week with The Apostles Creed:

I 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, dead, and buried.
The third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven,
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick (living) and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic (or universal) church,
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

As United Methodists …

The United Methodist Church is a worldwide church, with congregations in the U.S., Europe, Africa, Russia, and other countries. While we are Christian, our heritage, theology, and practice is rooted in the movement begun by John Wesley, a pastor in England in the 1700′s. He sent missionaries like Francis Asbury to America and a new ‘Methodist’ denomination was formed in 1784. Our congregation was founded in 1871.

We are known for emphasizing God’s grace at work in our lives that pursues us to become children of God through Christ and grow in him towards complete Christ-likeness. We are also known for our active works of faith in the lives of people, especially those who are in desperate need. We follow Wesley’s General Rules: Do no harm or evil, do all of the good we can, and attend to the ordinances of God, e.g. worship and spiritual practices.

Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world and to serve people through the ministries we sponsor locally, regionally and globally with United Methodists and others.

As a congregation …

The Mission of Clark’s Chapel UMC is:
– to worship God
– to grow as we reach out in Christ’s name to serve the needy and one another
– to be an example of a loving community
as we share the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ.