North Suburban Mennonite Church | Libertyville, Illinois
North Suburban Mennonite Church | Libertyville, Illinois
North Suburban Mennonite Church | Libertyville, Illinois

NSMC Confession of Faith

Our theological commitment to the Anabaptist/Mennonite faith is grounded in the centrality of Jesus Christ. The North Suburban Mennonite Church Confession of Faith summarizes this commitment.

Confession of Faith

We believe God is revealed to us through Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the Bible. The fellowship of believers aids us in our understanding of God.

We believe God has created us in the divine image with free will, moral character, and a spiritual nature. Through our selfishness and self-centeredness, we alienate ourselves from God. God’s infinite grace, as expressed in Jesus Christ, heals our brokenness, restores relationships, and gives eternal life to those who accept it.

In response to God’s love, we confess our sinfulness and accept God’s plan for reconciliation. This acceptance calls us to reject our self-centeredness and turn to Christ as the focus of our lives. Believing that Christ lived, died, and was resurrected in order that we might be made whole, we publicly commit ourselves to Christ. Believers’ baptism symbolizes that commitment and membership in the covenant community, the church.

We believe the church is a primary location and agent of God’s love in the world. Christ established the church to reach beyond itself into the world, and to minister to our human need. We believe that the Mennonite faith brings a unique perspective to our commitment to Christ.

For no one can lay any foundation other than the one that has been laid; that foundation is Jesus Christ.
I Corinthians 3:11