Theology is any reflection on the ultimate questions of life that point towards God and it affects how we approach God. Everyone, whether Christian or not, has a theology. We choose to ground our theology in the Wesleyan faith which arises out of the denomination that we are part of. This means that we tenaciously affirm the essentials of historic Christian orthodoxy and we give grace and latitude in the non-essentials.
• The Bible is inspired by God and is authoritative in all matters of faith and conduct.
• There is one God who exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
• Jesus Christ is God; we affirm his virgin birth, sinless humanity, and his divine miracles. We also affirm his atoning death, bodily resurrection, and ascension. He continues to mediate for us and he will come again.
• Humanity is spiritually dead because of sin. Our only hope is the merits of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Salvation is a free gift of God, received by faith, accompanied by repentance. The Holy Spirit applies Christ’s work to our lives, giving us spiritual life.
• The Holy Spirit empowers believers to live holy lives that positively affect those around us.
• The Church is made up of all people in whom Christ dwells.
The holy blaze in the hearts of Wesleyans caught fire in 18th century England with a Church of England priest, John Wesley, who called upon Christian believers to commit to a life of holiness and the study of God’s Word.