St. John’s United

Church of Christ

     Germantown, Ohio

Statement of Faith

The Revision of 1981: A Doxology

We believe in you, O God, Eternal Spirit, God of our Savior

Jesus Christ and our God, and to your deeds we testify:

You call the worlds into being,

create persons in your own image,

and set before each one the ways of life and death.

You seek in holy love to save all people from aimlessness

and sin.   

You judge people and nations by your righteous will

declared through the prophets and apostles.

In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and

risen Savior,

you have come to us

and shared our common lot,

conquering sin and death

and reconciling the world to yourself.

You bestow upon us your Holy Spirit,

creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ,

binding in covenant

faithful people of all ages,

tongues, and races.

You call us into your church

to accept the cost and joy of discipleship,

to be your servants in the service of others,

to proclaim the gospel to all the world

and resist the powers of evil,

to share in Christ’s baptism and eat at his table,

to join him in his passion and victory.

You promise to all who trust you

forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace,

courage in the struggle for justice and peace,

your presence in trial and rejoicing,

and eternal life in your realm which has no end.

Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto you.


The Statement of Faith in the Form of a Doxology was approved by the Executive Council of the United Church of Christ for use in connection with the 25th anniversary of the UCC. It was based on an inclusive language version by

UCC President Robert V. Moss.

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