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What I Believe…

Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic** church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.


This is one of the versions in the current United Methodist Hymnal. On a typical Sunday in the Methodist Church (and other denominations), we affirm our faith by reciting the historic and ancient Apostles’ Creed above.

Below is a modern interpretation developed by Kelli as:

“A Christian Credo”

I am a Christian.
I am a follower of Jesus Christ
I have surrendered to God’s call.

I am a Christian.
My mission is to connect with God and other people, to commit to God and other people and to be co-creative with God in the world.
I am faithful to the story of God at work in the world, God’s Holy Word,
the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and a legacy of Holy Love.

I am a Christian,
Guardian of the wounded and powerless,
I am the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in the world.
I am God’s servant on earth, with the Holy Spirit making disciples of Jesus Christ who make disciples.
I will sacrifice my life – mentally, physically, emotionally, and financially –
for the sake of the gospel.

I am a Christian.
Servant, Protector, Voice

I will never leave any of God’s children behind and by the grace of God,
I will not fail.

©Kelli Summers Sorg 2013

PDF Version of Christian Credo

1 Comment

  1. Ann Goodwin, Powell River, BC

    Hi Kelli, I have just responded to your plea for a knitted stole in white. Methodists and Anglicans are much alike in their views. Hope you like my Prayer shawl which I sent to the dying wife of the Bishop of Worcester in the UK. She died last April and I hope she gave it to someone else. Let me know what you decide for the stitch of your stole. My email: ceciliaann@shaw.ca. Ann aka Doris

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