What We Believe
"In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, and in all things love (charity)” - Marco Antonio de Dominis
Just as there are different beliefs between church denominations, there are differences between all of us here at Hueytown First. We choose not to let our differences divide us, but instead unite around these essentials.
Our Core Beliefs
God: God, who is one, is revealed in three distinct persons.
Jesus: We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth; and his life, death and resurrection demonstrates God's redeeming love.
The Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is God's present activity in our midst. When we sense God's leading, God's challenge, or God's support or comfort, it's the Holy Spirit at work.
Human Beings: Genesis 1:27 asserts that we've been made in the image of the Creator. Like God we have the capacity to love and care, to communicate, and to create.
The Church: The church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today.
The Bible: We believe that the Bible is God’s Word and is the primary authority for our faith and practice.
God's Reign: The kingdom or reign of God is both a present reality and future hope.
About United Methodists
As United Methodists, we affirm the faith shared by all Christians, with particular emphasis on God's grace and on Christian living.
The United Methodist Church is a 12.3-million-strong global church that opens hearts, opens minds and open doors through active engagement with our world.
John Wesley and the early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as "practical divinity" has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.
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