Statement of Faith

Below, you can find the Cheerfully Given statement of faith. If you have any questions, you can contact us via this page.

We are Trinitarian, believing that Jesus is the Image of the Invisible God - through Him we are reconciled to God the Father and filled with the Holy Spirit.

Outside of Jesus, we cannot know God. Jesus became man, lived a perfect life as the God-man, was crucified, died, and was buried for the sins of humanity. He defeated sin and death by rising from the grave, and became the First of resurrected humanity.

We live knowing that one day, we will join Him in this resurrection life. We know that He will return to judge the living and the dead, and will renew the whole creation. We look forward to spending all of eternity with Him!

We live in the power of the Holy Spirit, who makes us more like Jesus, and we trust Him to guide our actions and our conscience. We seek forgiveness when we fall short of the mark.

We live in community, passionate about the Church - the Bride, the Body of Jesus, and knowing that through this Body, we can share Jesus with those who don't know Him yet. We pray for the salvation and redemption of the world, and we seek justice for the oppressed.

We believe that the Bible is the revelation of Jesus, that in its pages we learn more of Him and grow to be more like Him. We believe in baptism and the Lord's supper, sharing these sacraments with our fellow believers.

With Christians from across many different denominations, believe the words of the Apostles' Creed, along with Christians throughout history and across the world.

The Apostles’ Creed

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic [meaning global] and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.