Our Mission IS TO INVITE PEOPLE INTO A GROWING RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST
BRETHREN IN CHRIST CORE VALUES
Experiencing God’s Love and Grace
We value the free gift of salvation in Christ Jesus and the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.
Believing the Bible
We value the Bible as God’s authoritative Word, study it together, and build our lives on its truth.
We value heartfelt worship that is God-honoring, Spirit-directed, and life-changing.
We value wholehearted obedience to Christ Jesus through the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit.
Belonging to the Community of Faith
We value integrity in relationships and mutual accountability in an atmosphere of grace, love, and acceptance.
Witnessing to the World
We value an active and loving witness for Christ to all people.
We value serving others at their point of need, following the example of our Lord Jesus.
We value all human life and promote forgiveness, understanding, reconciliation, and non-violent resolution of conflict.
We value uncluttered lives, which free us to love boldly, give generously, and serve joyfully.
Relying on God
We confess our dependence on God for everything, and seek to deepen our intimacy with Him by living prayerfully.
Articles of Faith and Doctrine
Our Articles of Faith and Doctrine provide summary statements about our theological beliefs.
We affirm an understanding of scriptural interpretation that recognizes:
The inspiration and illumination of the Holy Spirit
The centrality of Christ in divine revelation
The New Testament as interpreter of the Old Testament
The scriptural focus on piety and obedience
The essential value of community consensus in the interpretive process
These articles are to serve as summary statements of our beliefs. Because each closely relates to one another, it is best to read them as a whole. The Brethren in Christ U.S. Manual of Doctrine and Government more fully explains our understanding of biblical faith and the Christian life.
Following each doctrinal statement is a listing of selected Scripture references. As the article grows out of the totality of the biblical message, these references are only illustrative of the scriptural truths identified in each section.
We as the BIC family prayerfully explore topics at the intersections of theology, faith, and culture.
Engaging with matters of faith together, over time we have developed positions on subjects affecting us individually and corporately. Our perspectives reflect our heritage: The Anabaptist, Pietistic, Wesleyan, and Evangelical streams of Christianity that have shaped our history still influence our faith today.
Taken together, our positions represent our ongoing desire to live out our faith in accordance with the Spirit, with Scripture, and in community.