What We Believe
We believe the church is made up of people who believe in and follow Jesus. The church is not a building. The church is a grace-filled community filled with different sorts of people with different, ethnic, social, political, and economic backgrounds all united under the cross of Christ. Our unity testifies to the Good News that we delight in celebrating together here and with the church universal. We worship and celebrate as we allow the Holy Spirit to lead us into areas of service as we do life together. More than anything else – we love talking about and modeling our lives after Jesus!
These core essentials are generally agreed upon by most Christians worldwide. However, differences of opinion vary greatly when considering how to live out those core essentials in worship and life. The reasons for the differences are vast and often complex and are beyond the scope of this statement. We cannot control what another church does or chooses to believe. However, we can be clear about what we believe and in love – create clear expectations about what it means to be part of the A&M Church of Christ. That leads us then to the remaining, somewhat more distinct aspects of our statement of faith: