East Stroudsburg United Methodist Church
Core Beliefs

We Believe In . . .

The Trinity. . .

God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit; each is divine, but they are one God. Matthew 28:19; I Corinthians 12:4-6

God the Father:

He is the loving, sovereign God who created the world and
all that is in it. John 1:1-3

Jesus Christ:

He is the Son of God begotten of the Father who came to the
Earth born of a virgin, was crucified, died, buried, and rose again in order to save
us from our sins. He invites everyone to believe in Him that they may also have
eternal life and a personal relationship with Him everyday. He will come again to
rule on Earth and to judge the living and the dead. John 10: 28-30

The Holy Spirit:

The Holy Spirit is God living in us. He comforts, guides,
protects, convicts, and awakens us to God’s power, revealing truth to all who
believe. It is through the power of the Holy Spirit that we are able to live lives of
obedience to God’s Holy Word. John 3: 6-8

The Bible . . .

The Bible is the Holy Word of God and is the primary source of authority and
guidance for faith and life. 2 Timothy 3: 16-17

Discipleship:

We are called to be followers of Jesus Christ and to encourage one another in our
walk with Him. We are also commanded to share His message with others, in our
church, in our community, and throughout the world. Matthew 26: 26-28

Spiritual Gifting:

Every member of the body of Christ is given spiritual gifts to be used in service to
the Kingdom of God. 1 Peter 2:9; I Corinthians 12:13-31

Service/Mission:

We embrace the command of Christ to love and serve one another. John 13:14

Spiritual Growth:

We are committed to our personal growth in our relationship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and encourage others to grow as well. 2 Peter 3:18

Commitment to Prayer:

Prayer, in all of its forms, is our lifeline to God. 1 Timothy 2:1

Worship as a Lifestyle:

Worship is a way of life reflected in the manner in which we conduct our lives, demonstrating the love of Jesus in all we think, do, and say. Romans 12: 1-2

Grace:

Because God loved us so much and is rich in His mercy towards us, we are saved from our sins and given eternal life though the blood of Jesus Christ. We are called to extend the same grace God has given us to others, and to humbly serve Him and others with joy and gladness in our hearts. Ephesians 2: 4-9