Confession of Faith
The Triune God
In the name of God, we declare and confess before men that we believe in the only true God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; that these three are one--the Father in the Son, the Son in the Father, and the Holy Spirit equal in essence or being with both; that this triune God created the heavens and the earth and all that in them is, visible as well as invisible, and furthermore sustains, governs, protects, and supports the same.
The Church of the United Brethren in Christ, International, is characterized by these core values:
We Adhere to the Confession of Faith
The United Brethren Confession of Faith, adopted in 1815, states the core doctrinal beliefs to which all United Brethren conferences, churches, and members must adhere. On many theological and social issues, people of equal Christian commitment and insight may interpret the Bible differently, and we allow room for that. But when it comes to the simple statements contained in the Confession of Faith-on God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Church, the Bible, salvation, and the ordinances-we do not allow diversity. As such, it is our denomination's key unifying document, our line in the sand which must not be crossed.
The Church Governance Policies of the United Brethren Church in Canada vary only slightly from the discipline of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA.