WE BELIEVE as a United Methodist congregation and body of Christian believers, in the historic Christian faith in one, living and true God, incarnate in Jesus Christ for our salvation and ever at work through the Holy Spirit.

WE PROCLAIM our preaching and teaching is firmly grounded in SCRIPTURE; informed by Christian TRADITION; enlivened by EXPERIENCE and tested by REASON.

WE BELIEVE that it is the mission of our church to make disciples of Jesus Christ by proclaiming the good news of God’s grace and by exemplifying Jesus’ command to love God and our neighbors.

WE RECOGNIZE that God made all creation and saw that it was good. As a diverse people of God who bring special gifts and evidences of God’s grace to the unity of the church and to society, we are called to be faithful to the examples of Jesus’ ministry to all persons.

WE BELIEVE that when a person repents of sin and trusts in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, that person is forgiven of sin and receives the gift of eternal life and that the Holy Spirit takes up residence in that person, teaching and equipping them to be a disciple of Christ, and confirming that the person is indeed a child of God.

WE BELIEVE that the Lord's Supper is a representation of our redemption, a memorial of the sufferings and death of Christ, and a token of love and union which Christians have with Christ and with one another.

WE BELIEVE that the beginning of life and the ending of life are the God-given boundaries of human existence and that this God-given life begins in the womb. 

WE BELIEVE the family is the basic human community through which persons are nurtured and sustained and we affirm the importance of both fathers and mothers for all children; therefore we support laws in civil society that define marriage as the union of one man and one woman and that sexual relations are only clearly affirmed in the marriage bond.

WE BELIEVE that the rightful and vital separation of church and state, which has served the cause of religious liberty, should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life. 

WE BELIEVE our government derives its just powers from the sovereign God and that it is the duty of Christian citizens to give moral strength and purpose to our government through sober, righteous and godly living. 

General Church Meeting June, 30, 2014

Statement of Faith

United Methodist Church of Seaford