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Our Beliefs
Nothing is more important to us as a church than everyone knowing that they are loved and belong to God. We’re a diverse group of people with a diverse group of beliefs, but we are unified in our love of Christ. We believe God is at work in everyone, and we do not have to be perfect to have a relationship with Christ – we just have to be open to who God is.

We believe God is alive, God's son Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world who transforms us from our old ways into a new life, and the Holy Spirit is active today, filling us and revealing to us God's love and grace.

We believe the Bible was inspired by God and guides us in knowing who God is and how we can live in a relationship with Jesus.

We believe the Church is a group of people, not bricks, called to be the light and love of Jesus in their community.

Clay Church is part of the United Methodist denomination, the second largest Protestant denomination in America, and we uphold our heritage by pursuing ministry in keeping with this tradition.  As Clay Church, we are called to be fully welcoming, fully affirming, and fully United Methodist. We support each and every person in answering God’s call in their life. No one is excluded from leadership on the basis of age, gender, race or ethnicity, sexuality, gender identity or nonidentity, economic background, or ability.

Our church is a body which seeks to be faithful, generous in spirit, broadminded, passionately devoted to Jesus Christ, and wholly surrendered to God. We strive for personal holiness by inviting people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.  We also pursue mission and outreach, addressing key issues of our time so that our world will look more like the Kingdom of God.

We believe the goal of the Christian life is to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love your neighbor as you love yourself.  We value passionate worship, relevant preaching, study of the Word, small group support and accountability, and serving those who are in need.


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