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Chermside Kedron Community Church, and the Uniting Church as a whole, has beliefs founded in biblical teaching, and the Apostles’ and Nicene Creed. The beliefs of this denomination have been drawn from the Churches from which it was formed, the Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational Churches.
Below is a brief summary of the beliefs of the Uniting Church. This is taken from the Basis of Union, a document which constitutes and defines the Uniting Church in Australia. A complete copy of the Basis of Union is available here.
- Jesus Christ is the head of the church.
- The Uniting Church in Australia ‘lives and works within the faith and unity of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.’
- The Church is called to be ‘an instrument through which Christ may work and bear witness to himself.’
- The Books of the Old and New Testament are a ‘unique prophetic and apostolic testimony.’ From the scripture, we hear the Word of God.
- The Sacrament of Baptism ‘initiates people into Christ’s life and mission in the World.’ The Uniting Church baptizes ‘those who confess the Christian faith and children who are presented for baptism.’
- Holy Communion is a sacrament whereby the people of God ‘have communion with their Saviour, … proclaiming the Lord’s death, grow together into Christ (and) are strengthened for their participation in the mission of Christ in the World.’
- The church confesses faith by the use of the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed.
- The church continues to seek God’s will and purpose for its witness and service.
Church Council: Is responsible for leadership of the congregation.