Independent United Church of Christ Lorain
Beliefs, Mission & Vision Statement
Our Belief Statement
Independent Lorain Christ of Church United is “the church of
the infinite quest”. Remaining true to that spirit, our church
? All people are included in God’s unconditional love and
? In Jesus Christ whose life revealed God’s love at work in the
? In the Holy Spirit as the power by which we are brought into
closer harmony and relationship with our Creator.
? Strive to follow the path of Jesus Christ, while recognizing
other pathways to the Divine.
? Encourage each person’s spiritual journey, embracing a
variety of spiritual disciplines.
? Understand that the words we use to express our faith are
to be lived out by loving and compassionate action.
? Take the Bible seriously, not literally; finding more grace in
the search for meaning than in absolute certainty.
? Agree to differ, unite to serve, and resolve to love.
Independent is Lorain Christ of Church United called to
embody the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the power of the
Holy Spirit and the eternal love of God, honoring and
expanding our heritage of innovative ministry with a
To that end, we will provide:
? A center for worship, prayer, celebration, study, fellowship
? Resources for support for new forms of ministry;
? Opportunities for learning and spiritual growth through all
the seasons of life;
? Motivation and resources for empowering service to each
other and to the world;
? An inclusive Christian community respecting pluralism,
agreeing to differ, resolving to love and uniting to serve.
A diverse community of individuals, each actively seeking to
make Christ’s example of God’s love for every person real in
our world through service, study, worship and giving:
? Celebrating life in groupings of families and individuals,
? Risking with innovation while honoring tradition,
? Encouraging search and empowering belief,
? Standing with those who suffer,
? Loving unconditionally.
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