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Who do we want to be?

Highland Chapel Union Church is a community of faith and action that strives to continue the earthly 
ministry of Christ until his ultimate return.

What do we want to become?

Three words serve as a rule by which we measure our ministry decisions: intention, mission and 
transformation. Intention: everything we do must be done with purpose. Mission: we must seek bridge-
building opportunities with those outside of our church. Transformation: we must move toward 
presenting a more accurate picture of Jesus and becoming more like Him.

What do we believe?

We are a non-denominational, evangelical people who value and respect the different traditions 
represented within our community. At all times we seek to champion that which unites us rather than 
highlight those things that divide us.

We come with a great deal of respect for one another and believe it is God’s design that the entire 
Church function as one entity. In that spirit, we agree on these core beliefs that make us inherently 
Christian and evangelical:

God

We believe in one God, creator of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. As a result, we 
value life. We share a sense of responsibility to care for all that God has created. We believe that 
God himself is actively engaged in sustaining and directing all things.

Jesus

We believe that Jesus is God’s perfect son and is a perfect representation of the nature of God. He 
was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He came to earth to demonstrate God’s 
love to his creation in spite of our sin which leads to eternal separation from our creator. We believe 
he chose to become a complete and perfect offering by dying on the Cross. We believe that this act 
of intercession and grace removed the barrier that sin had created between God and his creation. We 
believe that on the third day he rose again and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father. We 
believe he will come again.

Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third part of the Trinity, God’s presence in the world, the Church 
and those who choose to serve God. The Holy Spirit is the breath of God that he gave humanity at 
the point of creation and gave his children on the day of Pentecost to empower us to continue the 
work of Christ until his return. The Holy Spirit serves as our guide and teacher. It is the Holy Spirit that 
strives to bring all things in our lives into harmony with the character and motives of God.

Sin and Salvation

We believe that sin is that which separates us from God, distorts God’s intention to have a perfect 
relationship with his creation and creates a need by which we must be saved or rescued. We are 
unable to save ourselves and must receive salvation through faith. It is through Jesus Christ that we 
accept salvation as a free gift from God, not something we earn but something we are given freely. In 
response, we are called to live a life of sacrifice, just as Jesus sacrificed himself for us.

Church

We believe that the Church represents the body of Christ. We believe its members are made up of all 
who profess a belief in Jesus Christ, proclaim the Good News he taught on earth and those who 
practice the way of Christ. We believe that the Church is larger than our own individual communities 
and is united by Christ himself. We believe it is the obligation of the Church to preserve and continue 
the practices of Baptism and Communion. We gather weekly for prayer and worship as an offering to 
God and a representation that we who profess the way of Christ find our significance in practicing our 
faith with others as God intended.

Scripture

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and a complete telling of the story of God’s love for 
his creation and his plan for redemption and eternal restoration of all created things. We believe God 
speaks to us through the Bible today, and we understand its meaning with the help of the Holy Spirit. 
We believe the Bible is true and accurate and should be used to teach and encourage all who profess 
faith in Jesus and choose to practice the way of Christ.

Eternity

We believe that we live now on earth and will live again in Heaven. We believe one day God will return 
and restore all things back to his original design. We believe we will exist with God for eternity in his 
presence. We do not use eternity as a reason to excuse ourselves from living lives consistent with the 
way of Christ on earth. In all things, we strive to create and bring into existence the kingdom of God 
today.Who do we want to be?

Highland Chapel Union Church is a community of faith and action that strives to continue the earthly 
ministry of Christ until his ultimate return.

What do we want to become?

Three words serve as a rule by which we measure our ministry decisions: intention, mission and 
transformation. Intention: everything we do must be done with purpose. Mission: we must seek bridge-
building opportunities with those outside of our church. Transformation: we must move toward 
presenting a more accurate picture of Jesus and becoming more like Him.

What do we believe?

We are a non-denominational, evangelical people who value and respect the different traditions 
represented within our community. At all times we seek to champion that which unites us rather than 
highlight those things that divide us.

We come with a great deal of respect for one another and believe it is God’s design that the entire 
Church function as one entity. In that spirit, we agree on these core beliefs that make us inherently 
Christian and evangelical:

God

We believe in one God, creator of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. As a result, we 
value life. We share a sense of responsibility to care for all that God has created. We believe that 
God himself is actively engaged in sustaining and directing all things.

Jesus

We believe that Jesus is God’s perfect son and is a perfect representation of the nature of God. He 
was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He came to earth to demonstrate God’s 
love to his creation in spite of our sin which leads to eternal separation from our creator. We believe 
he chose to become a complete and perfect offering by dying on the Cross. We believe that this act 
of intercession and grace removed the barrier that sin had created between God and his creation. We 
believe that on the third day he rose again and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father. We 
believe he will come again.

Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third part of the Trinity, God’s presence in the world, the Church 
and those who choose to serve God. The Holy Spirit is the breath of God that he gave humanity at 
the point of creation and gave his children on the day of Pentecost to empower us to continue the 
work of Christ until his return. The Holy Spirit serves as our guide and teacher. It is the Holy Spirit that 
strives to bring all things in our lives into harmony with the character and motives of God.

Sin and Salvation

We believe that sin is that which separates us from God, distorts God’s intention to have a perfect 
relationship with his creation and creates a need by which we must be saved or rescued. We are 
unable to save ourselves and must receive salvation through faith. It is through Jesus Christ that we 
accept salvation as a free gift from God, not something we earn but something we are given freely. In 
response, we are called to live a life of sacrifice, just as Jesus sacrificed himself for us.

Church

We believe that the Church represents the body of Christ. We believe its members are made up of all 
who profess a belief in Jesus Christ, proclaim the Good News he taught on earth and those who 
practice the way of Christ. We believe that the Church is larger than our own individual communities 
and is united by Christ himself. We believe it is the obligation of the Church to preserve and continue 
the practices of Baptism and Communion. We gather weekly for prayer and worship as an offering to 
God and a representation that we who profess the way of Christ find our significance in practicing our 
faith with others as God intended.

Scripture

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and a complete telling of the story of God’s love for 
his creation and his plan for redemption and eternal restoration of all created things. We believe God 
speaks to us through the Bible today, and we understand its meaning with the help of the Holy Spirit. 
We believe the Bible is true and accurate and should be used to teach and encourage all who profess 
faith in Jesus and choose to practice the way of Christ.

Eternity

We believe that we live now on earth and will live again in Heaven. We believe one day God will return 
and restore all things back to his original design. We believe we will exist with God for eternity in his 
presence. We do not use eternity as a reason to excuse ourselves from living lives consistent with the 
way of Christ on earth. In all things, we strive to create and bring into existence the kingdom of God 
today.

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