What We Believe

This congregation:

-Is founded upon faith that there is but one God who is a person God who, in holy love, creates, sustains and orders all.

-Confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  He is the Son of God, born of the Virgin Mary, was crucified, buried and rose on the third day for the remission of our sins.  He ascended to Heaven and will return.

-Believes that the Holy Spirit is at work in the hearts and minds of believers, creating and sustaining the church through the gospel, giving guidance and comfort and uniting believers with their Lord and with one another.

-Maintains that the Bible is the inspired word of God and the New Testament is the congregation's only creed and rule of faith.

-Believes that the gospel is the good news that God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself.  In the Bible, God's sovereign will and Christ's redeeming grace are revealed.

-Holds that the church is the body of Christ and is under the Lord's mandate to be faithful in accepting and transmitting the gospel by word and deed.

-Considers that all members of the Congregations, of the body of believers, are responsible for the ministry of  the church.

-Accepts the ministry of the church to be the proclamation and fulfillment of the gospel for all people and  nurture of individual believers in the Christian faith and life.

"Summerdean Church of the Brethren exists to glorify God by bringing people into a dynamic, loving relationship with Jesus Christ our Lord, and a compassionate relationship with the world through worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry and evangelism." 

- Summerdean's Mission Statement