First Congregational Church of Redlands declares in it’s constitution that “the purpose of this Church to develop in individuals a consciousness of their relations and duties to God and all people, to maintain the worship of God, to proclaim the Gospel of Christ, to enlist others as His disciples, to instruct them in His way of life, to inspire them with a love of truth, a passion for righteousness, an enthusiasm for Christian Service and the development of a sense of stewardship with respect to time, talent and treasure.”
The constitution of the congregation further states that “This Church accepts the following statement of faith based on the proclamation adopted by the National Council of Congregational Churches on October 25, 1913, except that which is in brackets, as a working basis of its faiths”
We believe in God the Father, infinite in wisdom, goodness and love, and in Jesus Christ, His Son, our God and Savior, Who for us and our salvation lived and died and rose again, and livith evermore, and in the Holy Spirit, Who taketh the things of Christ and revealeth them to us, renewing comforting, and inspiring the souls of men. We are united in striving to know the will of God, as taught in the Holy Scriptures, and in our purpose to walk in the ways of the Lord, made known or to be made known to us.
We hold it to be the mission of the Church of Christ to proclaim the gospel to all mankind exalting the worship of the one true God and laboring for the progress of knowledge, the promotion of justice, the reign of peace, and the realization of human brotherhood. Depending as did our fathers, upon the continued guidance of the Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth, we work and pray (for the transformation of the world into the Kingdom of God), and we look with faith for the triumph of righteousness and the life everlasting”