Believers Eastern Church has its faith and practices rooted in God's Word, the apostolic doctrines, the Nicene Creed, and holy traditions of the ancient church. We are thoroughly evangelical in nature, eastern in worship, democratic in function and episcopal in governance.
Our church represents more than 300 languages, ministering inter-culturally, near-culturally and cross-culturally. We represent the orthodox faith in a relevant way, never compromising with the culture, but actively bringing Christ's love to all of humanity in word and deed, regardless of caste, creed or religion.
We follow the liturgical tradition of worship established by the Church Fathers, with Holy Communion as the central rite of regular worship. Worship should be Spirit-filled and personal. Simultaneously, the Spirit breathes life into the rites of community worship and unites us to worship Jesus as one Body. Believers Eastern Church believes that the sacraments are a means to receiving grace and are essential to the spiritual growth of God's people.
We are episcopal in governance, which means we affirm the ancient and traditional form of church leadership of episcopas, priests (presbyters) and deacons as demonstrated in the Book of Acts and brought to maturity by the Church Fathers.
Christ always served those with the greatest need regardless of what others thought of Him or them. As His followers, we are compelled to do the same, bringing Christ's love to all people in both word and deed, regardless of their caste, creed or religion. Jesus told us that people will know we are His disciples by our love for one another.
To be a Christian means to follow Jesus Christ as revealed in the Holy Bible. Christians believe Jesus is God and have put their faith in His sacrificial death on the cross for our salvation. We actively follow Him as our Lord and Saviour. We believe in the Trinitarian worship as revealed in the Scriptures: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
To be a Christian also means to be part of the Holy Church. We then live out our faith as members of the Church rather than as individuals separate from each other. We also look forward to the time when Christ returns for His Bride, the Church.
As a natural response to God's love and forgiveness of our sins, worshiping and obeying God becomes the center of a Christian's life. Jesus' primary commandment was to love God and people. Learning to love as Jesus intended us to and doing so are the ongoing pursuits of a Christian's life. This includes living a life sharing Christ's love with others and keeping ourselves free from sin.
Believers Eastern Church is profoundly committed to the evangelical faith that brings transformation into the image of Christ (2 Cor. 3:18) and partakes of the divine nature according to 2 Peter 1:4. This spiritual journey of theosis is best accomplished through embracing the sacramental life and worship where God alone is the audience. The more we gaze into His face in worship, the more we become like Him.