WHAT WE BELIEVE
At Grand Lake Church we affirm the core historic teachings of Christianity...
We believe in one almighty God, who has existed for all eternity in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God who became fully man born through the virgin Mary. We believe Jesus lived a sinless life and died for the sins of all taking on himself the punishment we deserved. We believe Jesus rose from the dead conquering sin and death.
We believe the Holy Spirit is living and active in the world. We believe the Holy Spirit convicts of sin, reveals God’s truth and power, and works to transform the lives of those who choose to follow Christ.
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, is our primary authority, and contains all truth necessary for faith and life.
We believe human beings were created good and in the image of God, but that sin and disobedience has broken human nature. We stand separated from a perfect God when left to our own merit, but all can respond to God’s love and be restored in relationship with God as a gift of his grace.
We believe the church is made up of all those who believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. The church is called to be the ongoing representation of God’s presence in the world where people experience the reality of God through his people.
For more comprehensive language we affirm the historic creeds such as the Nicene Creed and the Apostles’ Creed as good summaries of the core beliefs we adhere to as Christians. For more about our uniqueness as United Methodists and specific doctrinal statements, please visit umc.org/what-we-believe.