A Statement of Faith
At Commons, rather than create a statement of faith unique to our community we have chosen to affirm the historic Apostles' Creed. This creed dates back to at least the year 390CE and during the 4th C it was widely believed that, guided by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, each of the Twelve Apostles had contributed an article of a creed. The creed is structured in a trinitarian format with sections affirming belief in God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit. From time to time we read this creed collectively in our worship. In this way we are connected into and celebrate our place in the long tradition of the Christian faith.
We believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy christian Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.