What We Believe
What is non-denominational?
Our church is made up of people from all different church backgrounds – Catholic, Presbyterian, Baptist, Pentecostal, Methodist, Lutheran, etc. And some have no religious background at all. We’re about Jesus, not any religious organization.
The culture of our non-denominational church meets the needs of our members more than any other specific denomination. Like-minded theology holds us to the same doctrine and established structure of leadership and mission work.
First Union Congregational Church focuses on following Jesus and His teachings. We hope to provide a community where worshippers can gather to celebrate Him as Christians in general and not in any one denominational tradition. Our goal is that members encounter Jesus every day and have an impact more like Him in every way.
What is Congregational?
Many people ask what a “Congregational” church is.
Think non-denominational, which simply means that the congregation of our church makes decisions for our church. There is no pope, bishop, or governing body that tells us what to believe or what to do. Our leadership is local and committed to following Jesus and the Bible with the help of God’s Spirit.
What do we believe?
Our church covenant concisely explains what we believe.
“We covenant to God and to one another to live according to the teachings of Jesus Christ as found in the Bible.”
That statement contains three important ideas about our values.
- Personal faith – No one can believe for you. Your relationship with God is up to you. Each individual must take responsibility to learn who God is and how to follow Jesus. As a church, we want to help you grow as Jesus’ disciple, and we respect the fact that each person is on their own journey following the Savior.
- Christ-centered – All of scripture is ultimately about Jesus, God’s Son and Messiah. He is our Savior, our Friend, our Lord, our Mediator, our everything. Without Him, we are nothing. Jesus will always be at the core of the Congo.
- Bible-believing – God has spoken to us in the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, which contain the very words of God. Without the Bible, we’d be lost without a compass. We make the Bible our textbook and our guidebook for our church and our lives.