Assurance is a Christian community that is unified in our faith in Jesus Christ and proud of our Wesleyan heritage, yet within our unity we feel there is also room for diversity. We are not afraid to ask questions, wrestle with, and have open and honest conversations about theology. We welcome all non-Christians and Christians no matter where they are in their journey of faith.
OUR CHRISTIAN CONFESSION
At Assurance we worship the One and only Triune God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the One God who created the universe and all that is in it. We believe God is both sovereign and loving, and that we can know and experience God's love. We believe that God has expressed the fullness of God's love through the life, death, and resurrection of His One and only Son, Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus Christ is our Savior and that through Him we have abundant life and the forgiveness of sins. We believe in God's Holy Spirit, which is God's continued presence with us today. We believe it is by the Holy Spirit that we are able to know, love, and serve God as well as one another. We believe in the authority of Scripture as God's inspired Word, and that it is the story of our salvation. We celebrate being a part of the Church, which continues spreading God's love in the world as the Body of Christ. In addition to these beliefs we celebrate our communion with other Christian communities in our foundational beliefs.
OUR UNITED METHODIST HERITAGE
In addition to our core beliefs as Christians we celebrate our vibrant heritage as United Methodists. Methodism began as a movement led by John Wesley in order to strengthen the Church through inviting people to take faith and put it into action. Wesley firmly believed that being Christian isn't something we can just talk about, but it needs to be something that is manifested in our everyday life. Wesley also had a strong sense of God's grace being central to our understanding of the Christian life and faith. God's grace empowers and leads us to love God and one another. We are grateful for these distinct Wesleyan emphases and other historic doctrines that shape who we are as United Methodists within the greater Christian Church. As United Methodists we refer to ourselves as "connectional" and seek to not only connect with other United Methodist churches but with churches across denominational lines. We also take seriously our call to share God's love to all without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, social status, gender, sexual orientation, age, economic condition or disability.
We invite you to explore more about the United Methodist Church.
If you would like to know more about what it means to follow Christ, please call 704-391-9567 and ask to speak to one of our pastors, or email us.