Testimonies, not tests of the faith

The United Church of Christ embraces a theological heritage that affirms the Bible as the authoritative witness to the Word of God, the creeds of the ecumenical councils, and the confessions of the Reformation. The UCC has roots in the "covenantal" tradition—meaning there is no centralized authority or hierarchy that can impose any doctrine or form of worship on its members. Christ alone is Head of the church. We seek a balance between freedom of conscience and accountability to the apostolic faith. The UCC therefore receives the historic creeds and confessions of our ancestors as testimonies, but not tests of the faith. Linked on the right of this page are some of those testimonies.

On the right, you'll find links to the Theology Page—a growing library of articles on theological issues that face the church—and the Online Theology Forum where you can discuss these issues with other members of the church.


Statement of Faith UCC
The Name of Jesus
Jesus Head of the Church
God's plan of salvation
The Apostles' Creed
Nicene Creed
Jesus Human and Divine
Luther's Small Catechism
Heidelberg Catechism
Principles Christian Church
Kansas City Statement
Evangelical Catechism
Barmen Declaration
Basis of Union
Preamble to Constitution
Statement of Mission
Toward the 21st Century
Presbyterian Catechism
Theology Page
Online Theology Forum

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