Our theology is rooted in Anabaptism. Anabaptist Christians hold many beliefs in common with other believers. They believe in a personal three-in-one God who is both holy and gracious; in salvation by grace through repentance and faith; in the humanity and divinity of Jesus; in the inspiration and authority of Scripture; in the power of the Holy Spirit, and in the church as the body of Christ. Anabaptism also emphasizes voluntary believer’s baptism, community, and following Jesus in everyday life. In the pamphlet “What is an Anabaptist Christian?” educator and pastor, Palmer Becker, lists three key statements that describe Anabaptists:
- Jesus is the center of our faith
- Community is the center of our life.
- Reconciliation is the center of our work.
Christian groups which trace their roots to Anabaptism include: numerous Mennonite and Brethren groups, Missionary Church, German Baptist, Amish, and Fellowship of Evangelical Churches (FEC) to name a few. Our church is affiliated with Atlantic Coast Conference of Mennonite Church USA.