Calgary Inter-Mennonite Church

What we believe

  • We believe that knowing GOD is a journey of faith and acts, that the HOLY SPIRIT is our guide on this journey.
  • We believe that GOD reveals GOD self in a diversity of ways, including through the Bible, creation, the events of history, and through persons and experience.
  • We believe that GOD is most clearly revealed in the person JESUS.
  • We believe that JESUS mandated that we gather together as a company of believers, the church.
  • We believe that the Bible is a guide for living that articulates principles of right living and reveals through stories much about the nature of persons and of GOD.
  • We believe that understandings can be found under the guidance of the HOLY SPIRIT through the interpretive community.
  • We believe that to question beliefs, traditions and teachings is acceptable and desirable in the light of our experiences and of current knowledge.
  • We believe that baptism is an important symbolic act of obedience indicating our desire and willingness to follow the way of JESUS.
  • We believe that we are children of GOD, a people called apart for service to the world.
  • We believe our faith can be stimulated and challenged through knowing others who call GOD by other names and worship GOD in other ways.
  • We believe that it is important to become aware of other faiths (pluralism) and hearing the stories of people from other faiths, to learn how they understand and experience GOD.
  • We believe that communion or the LORD’s supper is a sacrament mandated by JESUS that brings HIS people together and causes us to reflect on HIS life, death and resurrection and their meanings to us.
  • We believe that GOD transcends gender and we are seeking to us language that reflects that belief.
  • We believe that every person in our church is gifted and it is our responsibility, as a community, to search for and nurture these gifts, regardless of gender, race, age, sexual orientation.
  • We believe that we live in a covenant relationship with GOD, defined by the two commandments of JESUS – to love GOD and to love our neighbors as ourselves.
  • We believe that the salvation JESUS brings is a wholeness and holiness, an integrity of body, mind and spirit. It shows itself in right relationships with GOD, ourselves, others and the earth.
  • We believe that we are called to be peacemakers, that we are to approach conflict from this stance in all facets of life: our families, neighbourhoods, workplaces, and governments.
  • We believe that we are called to be caregivers: stewards of the earth, of each other, of the gifts GOD has given us.
  • We believe that, even though we are a community of believers who gather regularly to worship GOD, our worship of GOD is not restricted to the community, or by time or place.