What Friends Believe

Scotts Mills Friends Church is a member of the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church which affirms as essential Christian truths the following teachings:

  • The sovereignty of God
  • The deity and humanity of Jesus Christ
  • The atonement through Jesus Christ by which persons are reconciled to God
  • The resurrection of Jesus, which assures the resurrection of all true worshipers
  • The gift of the Holy Spirit to believers
  • The authority of the Holy Scriptures

The Yearly Meeting also endorses traditional statements of Friends, including those emphasizing an inward encounter with God, communion without ritual, an individual responsibility for ministry and service, and striving for peace and justice. In addition, the Yearly Meeting speaks to contemporary issues concerning morality, human relationships, and Christian commitment. Friends hold that an authentic Christian belief results in both an inward faith and an outward expression of that belief.