We are a group of Christians called University Presbyterian Church, and through this local congregation to the Church—the "one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church" (Nicene Creed, 4th century).
- One—while there are many denominations and expressions of Christianity, we are in essence one body. In a divided world, we are to be a letter to the world that announces the unity Jesus prays into being through us (John 17.21).
- Holy—you have not committed to be a part of a people who work hard to make themselves examples of moral perfection. The world does not need self-righteousness. Holiness is about being a people who are set apart for God’s use and work. We are to be an alternative to the world’s ways, a witness to the ways of God.
- Catholic—the church in its worship and witness is universal; that means the church honors every culture and seeks to express itself within the vast mosaic of cultures. No single culture is the best or an embodiment of the gospel.
- Apostolic—you are part of a people who are sent into the world as bearers of good news. Not only is the church essentially missionary in character, so are you. God blesses you and sends you into your daily life to live in such a way that you commend the gospel to others.