In response to great division and theological disputes in the first three centuries of the church, a council formed to bring unity and agreement over the most essential doctrines of Christianity. One of the creeds that has stood the test of time is the Nicene Creed. This creed became a guiding statement of faith for the Church. We now find ourselves divided over many, many things – and yet about the most important things we whole-heartedly agree.
THE NICENE 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 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 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. Amen
We believe the God of the Universe reveals and defines Himself through His Word. We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testament, are verbally inspired by God, fully trustworthy and of supreme and final authority in what they say.
We believe in the universal Church, expressed through local bodies of believers, as the primary means of faithful expression to God. We are passionate about creating resources and tools to serve the Church, as they serve women around the world.
We believe honest conversations with one another lead to greater faith. We want to create safe environments where women can bring their wrestling, their doubts, and their confessions.
We dream of women in every city using their gifts to make God’s name great in their communities. This will take all of us forsaking comfort for the good of the people around us.
We believe humility is the result of seeing the greatness of God.
We believe that we stand on the shoulders of faithful women who have gone before us and have given us God. We seek to honor each other regardless of age or denomination.
We believe Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. Everything we do is grounded in the truth of Christ’s life, death and resurrection.