At the center of Mennonite teachings is the need to believe in Jesus Christ as the model for life and as the One who died and rose from the dead in order that people could live in union with God.
We believe that the church should keep Christ’s life and ministry alive in the world, just as though Christ was still living on earth: that’s why we refer to the church as “the body of Christ”.
We believe that the church is made up of people whose sins have been forgiven and who choose to follow Christ’s teachings.
We believe that Christians should try to relate to each other and the world in the same loving, forgiving way that Jesus practiced. Below you will find the highlights of some of our basic beliefs.
The Bible is Central
The church tries to live in obedience to the Word of God — the Bible. We believe that God’s spirit, or “Holy Spirit”, helps the community of believers understand the Word.
The life and teachings of Jesus are recorded in the New Testament and help in interpreting the meaning of the Old Testament part of the Bible; “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ” (I Cor. 3:11 RSV).
The Holy Spirit uses the written Word to give new life to the church and to help people grow in faith.
New Life in Christ
Because we are human beings, we all sin: we commit wrongs, we don’t do the things we should and we’re out of touch with God. In history God sent Jesus Christ to the world so that all those who believe in Jesus Christ could receive forgiveness for all their sins, as well as the gift of a more whole life today and the promise of living forever with God.
Reaching Out to the World
Jesus Christ said, “As the Father has sent Me, I am sending you” (John 20:21, RSV). He sends the church to bring “good news” to all people throughout the world. Jesus wants his followers to help each other. We believe it’s important to be concerned for the spiritual, emotional and physical aspects of life.
Belonging to Each Other
“In Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others” (Romans 12:5 NIV). We feel that Christians need each other for encouragement and growth, for comforting one another in a supportive way, and for help in times of crisis. The church grows in faith, unity, service and witness when it is a caring and loving community.
God is calling Steel City Mennonite Church to invite everyone, everyday, everywhere to journey together in developing a life-changing relationship with our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Steel City Mennonite Church Welcomes YOU!