The Painted Door Church exists to participate in the life and death of Jesus.
Jesus liberates sinners with forgiveness and joins hurting people in their suffering. Our church participates in these ministries of Christ by offering the freedom of his forgiveness and extending the compassion of his suffering. We're all sinners, and we've all been sinned against. The healing we need is not found in self-loathing or bitterness or people getting what's coming to them. Rather, it's found in forgiveness. God has forgiven the whole world. And as we embrace his forgiveness for ourselves or offer it to others, we experience freedom.
Likewise, we all suffer, both from our failures and from how others fail us. There is no escaping pain in this world. But there is great comfort in not facing it alone. And we are not alone. God has joined us in our suffering. He knows our hurts and carries them with us. This compassion heals us and teaches us to love hurting people. No matter where you’re at with faith or in life, you’re welcome here. We’re not a community that has it all figured out, but we are one that enjoys God’s grace. And we invite you to enjoy it with us.
The Painted Door is one local expression of the universal church. Accordingly, we ascribe to the historic Creed, first drafted at the Council of Nicea in 325 AD and later revised and completed at the First Council of Constantinople in 381 AD.
THE NICENE CREED
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible;
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Only-begotten, Begotten of the Father before all ages, Light of Light, Very God of Very God, Begotten, not made; of one essence with the Father, by whom all things were made:
Who for mankind and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and was made man;
And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried;
And the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures;
And ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father;
And He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead,
Whose kingdom shall have no end.
And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, and Giver of Life, Who proceeds from the Father, Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, Who spoke by the Prophets;
And we believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins.
We look for the Resurrection of the dead,
And the Life of the age to come.