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Our Beliefs


Messiah Church of York continues to embrace its Wesleyan heritage as a newly independent church.  We uphold the two most widely recognized statements on the Christian faith, the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed.  We believe the Church was created to be a community of those faithfully committed to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This good news is for everyone. God does not exclude anyone from the offer of His love. That means you and me!  At Messiah Church, we are a congregation of those committed to witness, mission and ministry. 


We believe in the Holy Trinity, one God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.  We believe God is everlasting and infinite in power, wisdom, justice, goodness, and love.

We believe in Jesus Christ our Lord, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; the third day He rose from the dead; He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father.

We believe the Holy Spirit, who is present in the world to make us aware of our need for Jesus and to live in every Christian from the moment of salvation to comfort and guide us as we seek to follow the loving witness that Jesus taught us to share.

We believe the Christian Church is the community of all true believers in Christ that exists for the maintenance of worship, the edification of believers and the redemption of the world.

We believe the Assembling of the people of God to worship Him is necessary for Christian fellowship and spiritual growth.

We believe the Bible consisting solely of the 66 books of the Old and New Testament is God’s inspired Word, given as the primary authority for Christian faith and practice.

We believe Salvation is a gift from God brought to individuals by the grace of God and is received only upon personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose blood was shed on the cross for the forgiveness and cleansing of sin.

We believe in the Resurrection of the dead; the righteous to life eternal in heaven and the wicked to endless condemnation in hell.