Our Beliefs

Love God. Love Each Other. Do Good in the World.

The Abbey Church is a multi-denominational congregation composed of individuals across the broad spectrum of the Christian tradition. Members may profess different doctrinal beliefs and express their faith in a variety of ways. On matters of theology and practice, the Church embraces the position, “in essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, and in all things charity.”

In its diversity, the Church is united in its confession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord, its common love for God, humanity and creation, and its commitment to do good in the world.

The Abbey Church subscribes to the basic tenets and traditions of the historic Christian faith with the Bible as its foundational text as a guide for faith and practice. As such, we subscribe to the faith as outlined in the historic Apostles’ Creed:

We believe in God,
the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

We believe in Jesus Christ,
God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.

As a community of faith, we believe our spiritual life must be walked out in natural life. Following Jesus’s teachings, we commit ourselves to loving God with our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and loving our neighbors as ourselves. This means we engage our hands, our feet, and our wallets with our faith. It means we gather to worship as a body, but we also work hand-in-hand with the community to build a better world.