What do we believe?

The Uniting Church in Australia’s beliefs are drawn from the Bible and from the Apostles’ and Nicene creeds. [add definitions of Apostles’ and Nicene creeds]

We also heed the Reformation Witness in the Scots Confession of Faith (1647), the Savoy Declaration (1658) and the Preaching of John Wesley in his Forty Four Sermons (1793).

The Basis of Union is the foundational document of the Uniting Church, bringing together aspects of these writings and traditions and it sets out the church’s way of living and being.

We confidently believe that through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God brings us into right relationship where in faith we can:

  • be in a close, loving, personal, dynamic relationship with the living God
  • participate in a worshipping, caring and serving community of Christians
  • receive God’s gifts so life can be what God means it to be: loving, purposeful, joyful, eternal
  • tell others of this good news and live it out in acts of compassion, service and justice in the community