The word theology comes from two Greek words: “theos”, meaning “God”, and “logos”, meaning “word”. So theology is words about God. When we use words to describe what we believe about God, we discover that God has been writing a story of hope and redemption for all the world. This story is a movement from creation to new creation, and God has given us a role to play in that story, in the restoration of our relationships with God, each other, ourselves, and creation.
A loving God created us in His image in order for us to have a relationship with Him and with people.
Unfortunately, all of us at some point have believed the lie, rejected our true image, and wandered away from the truth of God’s love.
Romans 1:25, 3:23
Because of broken relationship, Jesus lived, died, and rose from the dead to re-establish relationship with us and to give us life to the fullest, now and forever.
1 John 4:9-10; 2 Corinthians 5:17-18
Relationship with God through Jesus brings us back into God’s family where we are joined together in a community of faith, love, and accountability with our adopted brothers and sisters.
1 John 4:11-12
The Holy Spirit empowers our relationship with God and others and helps us to maximize our gifts, abilities, experiences, and personality in order to live a life of purpose.
1 Peter 4:10-11
God has given us His inspired Word as a guide for living the truth and for making a difference in the lives of others.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
We are called by God to bless others and help them find their way back to Him.
2 Corinthians 5:19-20
We believe that God’s desire is a world where suffering and pain don’t exist. As believers, we exist to look toward that hope but to also partner with God in sharing glimpses and creation of that hope today.
These statements of belief are made alive by our mission values. To learn more about our mission values click here.
The Southeast Project is a non-denominational church, affiliated with the Church of God Movement, with international headquarters in Anderson, IN. Over the past 125 years, over 7,000 church communities trace their roots to the Church of God Movement.