Friday, March 28, 2008

First Congregational Church of Waseca - Statement of Faith


Below is the statement of faith I inherited when I took over as Pastor for First Congregational Church of Waseca, MN. Other than there being some unbelievably LONG sentences it seems to be pretty well thought out. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

Statement of Faith:

We believe in God the Father, infinite in wisdom, goodness and love; and in Jesus Christ, His Son, our Lord and Savior, who for us and our salvation lived and died and rose again and lives evermore; and in the Holy Spirit, who takes of the things of Christ and reveals them to us, renewing, comforting, and inspiring the souls of His children.

We are united in striving to know the will of God as taught in the Holy Scriptures, and in our purpose to walk in the ways of the Lord made known or to be made known to us. We hold it to be the mission of the Church of Jesus Christ to proclaim the Gospel to all mankind, exalting the worship of the one true God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; and laboring for the progress of knowledge, and promotion of justice, the reign of peace, and the realization of human brotherhood. Depending, as did our ancestors, upon the continued guidance of the Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth, we work and pray for the transformation of the world into the kingdom of God; and we look with faith for the triumph of righteousness and life everlasting.

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2 comments:

Michael said...

Looks like a sound statement of faith. Is the church actually doing anything to accomplish "the mission of the Church of Jesus Christ to proclaim the Gospel to all mankind, exalting the worship of the one true God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; and laboring for the progress of knowledge, and promotion of justice, the reign of peace, and the realization of human brotherhood"?

mrclm said...

Hey Michael, thanks for stopping by! I think we are doing things to accomplish that mission. I think we can do more, and I am working with the church to that end. That is my calling, and that is what I will be doing until my dieing day. Not this coming week, but the following one I'll begin a sermon series that focuses on being missional. I'm really looking forward to digging into this for a while!

Chris Meirose