What We Believe
At Emily Wesleyan Church we believe in one God, who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and the Savior of all who put their faith in Him alone for eternal life.
We believe that those who are made new in Christ are called to be holy in character and conduct, and can only live this way by being filled with the Lord’s Spirit. We believe in the Bible and its sufficiency to establish our faith and conduct. We believe God wills for people everywhere to know Him and be made new in Christ. We believe that the purpose of the Church is to worship God in spirit and in truth, and to reach a lost and fallen world with the gospel of Jesus Christ through its worship, witness, and loving deeds.
SPIRIT-LED FOCUS REQUIRES PRAYERFUL OBEDIENCE
We choose obedience over personal preference, with prayer as offense, not just defense. The Holy Spirit, not us, starts and leads the movement. Discerning and faithfully following the Spirit’s leading produces the transforming fruit God plans for us.
Zechariah 4:6, Matthew 7:7-8, John 15:5, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 6:18-20, Colossians 4:2-4
GOD’S VISION REQUIRES BIG RELATIONSHIPS
Big relationships are built on love, collaboration and forgiveness. We choose trust over tension and mutual voluntary submission in our relationships to unite in pursuing God’s vision.
Mark 12:30-31, John 13:35, John 17:21, Galatians 5:22-23, Ephesians 3:20-21, Ephesians 4:2,15, 32, Ephesians 5:21, Philippians 2:1-5
THE GOSPEL GAP REQUIRES A KINGDOM FORCE
There is a growing gap between the gospel and our cultures. We must mobilize a multiethnic, multigenerational and multieconomic Kingdom Force of disciples making disciples to close the gap. Our Kingdom Force includes laity and clergy, women and men, from everywhere to everywhere.
Psalm 145:11-13, Matthew 6:9-13, Matthew 9:37-38, Matthew 28:18, Romans 1:16, Galatians 3:28, Ephesians 4:11-12, 1 Peter 2:5, 2 Peter 3:9, Revelation 7:9