Our Belief Statement
Independent United Church of Christ Lorain is “the church of the infinite quest”. Remaining true to
that spirit, our church believes…
All people are included in God’s unconditional love and grace.
In Jesus Christ whose life revealed God’s love at work in the human family.
In the Holy Spirit as the power by which we are brought into closer harmony and relationship with
Strive to follow the path of Jesus Christ, while recognizing other pathways to the Divine.
Encourage each person’s spiritual journey, embracing a variety of spiritual disciplines.
Understand that the words we use to express our faith are to be lived out by loving and
Take the Bible seriously, not literally; finding more grace in the search for meaning than in
Agree to differ, unite to serve, and resolve to love.
Independent United Church of Christ Lorain is called to embody the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy
Spirit and the eternal love of God, honoring and expanding our heritage of innovative ministry with a commitment to growth.
To that end, we will provide:
A center for worship, prayer, celebration, study, fellowship and sanctuary;
Resources for support for new forms of ministry;
Opportunities for learning and spiritual growth through all the seasons of life;
Motivation and resources for empowering service to each other and to the world;
An inclusive Christian community respecting pluralism, agreeing to differ, resolving to love and
uniting to serve.
A diverse community of individuals, each actively seeking to make Christ’s example of God’s love for every
person real in our world through service, study, worship and giving:
Celebrating life in groupings of families and
Risking with innovation while honoring tradition,
Encouraging search and empowering belief,
Standing with those who suffer,
Helping the poor in the community.