OUR BELIEFS

What do we believe? Our ability to grow together as a church stems from what we hold central: Jesus Christ and our commitment to the biblical narrative. 


By the grace of God, this story becomes our story as we perpetuate it by the power of the Holy Spirit, and as we serve our local and global community, inviting others to participate in this mysterious pursuit of Jesus together. 


Together, we are: Biblical, Devotional, Missional, Connectional


So, in contrast to mere intellectual agreement with an externalized creed that could have no impact on a person’s heart or actions, we seek to recapture the importance of a living, deeply personal, ever-growing relationship with God in community. So what then are our "essentials"? 


As a Jesus-Centered community, we place six affirmations at the center: 


  • the centrality of the Word of God  
  • the necessity of new birth
  • the Church as a fellowship of believers
  • the commitment to the whole mission of the Church 
  • the conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit
  • the reality of freedom in Christ

 

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The Bible:

We believe in the inspiration and authority of the Bible which is the story of God’s redemptive action in the world culminating in Christ.


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The Trinity:

We believe that there is one God who is the creator of all, eternally existing in three persons, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.


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The Church:

We believe in one church whose head is Jesus Christ. We believe the Church is comprised of those who have trusted Christ in faith for salvation, and who are now invited to participate with God in His mission of redeeming creation. The Church gathers together for encouragement, worship, and to remember and retell the story of God. The Church exists for the world and works to bring the values of God’s coming kingdom to bear in the world here and now. 


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The Savior:

We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin. We believe Jesus is the fullest statement of God’s redemptive work in and for creation. He is the first fruit of New Creation. In Jesus we see the fullness and exact representation of God.


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The Holy Spirit:

We believe in the Holy Spirit who is at work in the world drawing humanity to God and leading them to new life in Christ. To those who are in Christ, the gift of the Spirit is given to enable Godly living, to lead and to guide believers into Truth.  


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Sacraments:

We believe the church should regularly participate in the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. As a part of the Evangelical Covenant, we will baptize both infants and adults based on their theology and convictions surrounding baptism. Communion at Inversion is an open table for any and all who want to receive it. If in fact the presence of God is mediated through the sacrament of Communion, then we will not deny it to anyone who wants to receive it.


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Last Things:

We believe Jesus will return to establish his eternal kingdom and new world in which the hopes and dreams of God for creation will be fully realized. The scriptures speak of “New Creation” where the repair of God’s broken world will be fully realized when Jesus’ kingdom is fully revealed. Evil will be judged and vanquished forever, and God’s redeemed humanity will worship their Creator face to face for all eternity.


Learn more about our movement of churches called the Evangelical Covenant Church