What We Believe

At Jacobs Chapel, We believe in the classical Christian doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ. These beliefs are best summarized in the Apostles’ Creed, one of the oldest declarations of basic Christian faith

THE APOSTLES’ CREED

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth;  And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and buried; He descended to the dead. The third day, He rose from the dead; He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From there, He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit. I believe in the holy universal church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A CHRISTIAN?

To be a Christian, simply put, is to be a Jesus-follower—to do what Jesus did and to act like Jesus’ acted. However, we are only able to truly act like Jesus when our minds are being transformed into “the mind of Christ” through the ongoing, renewing work of the Holy Spirit (Romans 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 2). We were created in God’s image to rule and reign in the earth as God’s ambassadors of wholeness, peace, joy, healing, righteousness, etc. (Genesis 1:26-28