What We Believe

Unity Church of Clearwater Statement of Faith
(adopted by the membership in 1989, revised in 2001):

Our Foundational Teaching: THERE IS ONLY ONE PRESENCE AND ONE POWER, EVERYWHERE AND ALWAYS — GOD, THE GOOD OMNIPOTENT, AND GOD IS LOVE.

Our Central Purpose: IN OUR UNITY OF PURPOSE, WE ARE GUIDED BY INFINITE WISDOM, RENEWED BY ABUNDANT LIFE, AND PROSPERED BY DIVINE LOVE.

WE BELIEVE IN . . . .

GOD

We believe in God, the Good – Omniscience, Omnipotence, Omnipresence, and Omnibenevolence – our Father-Mother God, Divine Mind, in Whom “we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28). We believe that God-Mind is primary and causative, and we believe in the supremacy and eternity of the Good.

THE CHRIST

We believe in Christ, the Son of God, the perfect Word or Idea of God, abiding in each person as potential perfection.

JESUS CHRIST

We believe in Jesus Christ, the Head of our Church, the Son of God made manifest in Jesus of Nazareth, the embodiment of all divine ideas, existing eternally in Divine Mind.

HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the Holy Spirit–the whole Spirit of God in action, God’s love and grace ever ready to be poured out in spiritual baptism upon all who receptively look to it for guidance.

THE TRINITY OF GOD

We believe in the Holy Trinity of God (Father- Mother): Mind, Idea (the Christ), and Expression (Holy Spirit); we believe that the whole Spirit of God is with us at all times, everywhere.

THE TRINITY OF HUMANKIND

We believe in the trinity of humankind: the threefold nature of each person as Spirit (Superconsciousness, or Christ mind) soul (or mind, including conscious and subconscious) and body (including all that appears in this plane of embodiment), and that Spirit, soul, and body are an inseparable unit.

THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN

We believe that the kingdom of heaven or harmony is within the individual, and that through each person the law and order existing in Divine Mind are being established on earth.

THE WAY TO HEAVEN

We believe that the way to the full experience and expression of the kingdom of heaven is not through any material object or personality, but only through the indwelling Christ.

THE SECOND COMING

We believe that the “second coming” of Jesus Christ is now being fulfilled, that His Spirit is quickening the whole world.

GOD'S WILL

We believe that God’s will for us is good and only good, including illumination, wholeness, prosperity, harmony, peace, and joy, and that God “is pleased to give [us] the kingdom” (Lk. 12:32).

GOD'S IMAGE

We believe that we are created “in the divine image” (Gen.1:27), and therefore are co-creators with God, endowed with free will and spiritual dominion.

OMNIPRESENCE

We believe that divine intelligence is always present in every atom of humankind and matter.

THE PRINCIPLE OF IDEALISM

We believe in the creative power of thoughts and words; whether spoken or silent.

THE POWER OF PRAYER

We believe in the power of prayer to illumine, heal, prosper, and bless, unlimited by time and space.

THE LAW OF MIND ACTION (Law of Attraction): THOUGHTS ARE THINGS

We believe in the law of mind action: that thoughts held in mind reproduce after their kind.

THE GOLDEN RULE

We believe in the Golden Rule: “Do to others whatever you would have them do to you” (Mt.7:12), as our standard of life.

DIVINE UNITY

We believe we are to follow Jesus Christ in the Regeneration–the unification of Spirit, soul, and body in eternal spiritual oneness, or unity.

UNIVERSAL TRUTH

We believe all the doctrines of Christianity, spiritually interpreted, and we honor the universal Truth evident in all spiritual paths.

THE WORD OF GOD

We believe that the Holy Bible testifies to the Word of God, the Truth echoed in all scriptures.

SPEAKING THE WORD

We believe that it is our divine purpose to provide a setting where the Word of Truth is spoken, according to our highest understanding of the teachings of Jesus Christ in the tradition of the Fillmores, Cofounders of the Unity Movement, and others of like mind, for the Word of Truth illumines, heals, prospers, and frees. “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (Jn. 8:32).

THE LOVE OFFERING PLAN

We believe that Unity Church of Clearwater is a temple for spiritual learning and healing in mind and in body, and a place of happiness of peace, where the love offering plan is taught and practiced. We teach and practice the Christ principles of tithing in appreciation for spiritual food, and we know that Truth is priceless. God is our instant, constant, and abundant Source, and we are grateful!

 

What We Believe FAQ (pdf)

 

(Bible references from the New American Bible)

Unity Church of Clearwater
2465 Nursery Rd Clearwater, FL 33764
(727) 531-0992