What we believe

Mission Doncaster supports the uniting of the Christian Church in Doncaster; we exist to help local Churches develop closer relationships, joined up thinking, and a shared vision for our city. Churches connecting with Mission Doncaster are agreeing to the following profession of faith.

The Nicene Creed is the profession of faith which forms the mainstream definition of Christianity. It is called Nicene because, in its original form, it was adopted in the city of Nicaea (present day Iznik in Turkey) by the first ecumenical council, which met there in the year 325.

WE BELIEVE in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.

Amen.

Mission Doncaster acts as an umbrella organisation providing administrative and financial support (eg: banking, addressing child protection issues, liability insurance, publicity services, training, etc). Those involved work together through shared relationships, shared values and a shared vision. Not only can we combine our individual resources, but having supportive and accountable relationships provides a stable platform to work and grow.