Forest City Church is a place for anyone and everyone. That’s you. We want to help you find God, connect deeply with him and those who follow him, and develop a heart of generosity for others. We want to take risks together to advance the mission and empower and release you to be all that God intends you to be. We’re a diverse, multi-ethnic church inviting you to come and see! There are young families with kids. Seasoned believers. Those who used to go to church. Had never been to church. Or are now rediscovering church. All find that this place feels like home. We hope to see you this Sunday.
Forest City Church empowers people to live the cruciform life and professes the Nicene Creed as our statement of Faith. In the fourth century, Christians came together to create the Nicene Creed around what truly united them as believers. For almost 20 centuries this declaration has been both a confession of worship and covenant to embody that anchors us in Jesus as the people of God being shaped, formed and empowered by the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This creed dates back to the fourth century when Christians came together and composed this formative and definitive statement. The Nicene Creed has stood the test of time as a standard of what Christians from every stream of the Body of Christ believe. It is more than an intellectual checklist of doctrine but a confession of worship that forms us as the people of God and draws us together into the life of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father [and the Son].1 With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic2 and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
1. Early versions of the Nicene Creed do not contain the phrase "and the Son."
2. Or "universal."