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Our Mission and Vision:

(Full Mission and Vision Document here)

Naming who we are: We are a collection of Jesus-people striving to live out the ways and teachings of Jesus. We believe Jesus is God in the flesh who has come to redeem and renew what has been broken and dead. We believe that in Jesus’ life we are shown how to live in whole relationship with God and with our neighbors. In Jesus’ death Christ has paid the price for sin that we could not pay. In his resurrection all things are beginning to be made new. In his ascension and return we have the hope of all things being made right and eternal life for those in Christ. We believe Jesus has called us to announce and demonstrate what the reign of Christ looks like in our lives, our families, our congregation and our community.

Our Beliefs Inform our Practice: Spring Creek Church of the Brethren is connected to a larger body of Jesus-people in the Church of the Brethren which draws its heritage through those identified as Pietists and Anabaptist. Of concern to the founders of our Anabaptist heritage was the conviction that Christianity is not only a faith to believe in, but one to be acted upon and lived out. Our practices include baptism of believers, observance of love feast, feet washing and communion, the service of anointing, striving toward a Christian lifestyle of simplicity and non-conformity, fostering use of the non-violent peaceful approach in addressing problems - seeking solutions through love of friends and enemies that leads to forgiveness and reconciliation, communicating the gospel by word and deed, and responding positively to the total ministry of the church as the Lord leads to commit our gifts to service for the common good and the upbuilding of the body of Christ.

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Our Faith and Practice:

As a community of believers:

  • Our faith is founded on the belief in one God who is a personal Father and who, in holy love, creates, sustains, and orders all.
  • We confess Jesus Christ as the Son of God, Lord of all life and Savior of the world, by whose sacrificial death on the cross and resurrection we have eternal life.
  • We believe the Holy Spirit is at work transforming the believer by giving guidance, instruction, and uniting believers with the Lord and with one another.
  • We accept the Bible as Holy Scripture and divinely inspired Word of God and the New Testament as our standard of faith and practice.

We seek to be faithful disciples of Jesus as we:

  • Communicate the Gospel by words and deeds.
  • Strive toward a Christian lifestyle of simplicity, personal devotion, discipline and non-conformity, seeking to demonstrate a life transformed to the will of God as revealed in Jesus Christ.
  • Lead a life of moderation in those things that are helpful and abstinence from those that are harmful or degrading.
  • Maintain integrity of speech and truth telling; refrain from taking oaths.
  • Care for the sanctity of all human life.
  • Foster a non-violent, peaceful approach to addressing conflict; and promote solutions which lead to forgiveness and reconciliation.
  • Settle disputes within the context of Christian principles rather than courts of law.
  • Uphold and promote the Christian understanding of marriage and family.
  • Practice faithful worship attendance.
  • Commit our spiritual gifts to service and for the building up of the Body of Christ.
  • Commit our resources to Christian stewardship.

We give expression to our faith through the ordinances practiced by the church:

  • Baptism of believers by trine immersion.
  • Observance of Communion, Feetwashing, and Love Feast.
  • Anointing of persons who are sick or have spiritual needs.
  • Laying on of hands, symbolizing the conveying of the Holy Spirit in baptism, anointing, ordination and installation, and consecration of individuals for special service and ministry.
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Our People:
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Our Heritage:
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