Amana Church Society


The Community of True Inspiration
Our Beliefs

Profession of Faith

The following has been adapted from the Glaubensbekenntniss or Profession of Faith, originally drafted in Germany in the year 1839 by the Community of True Inspiration (
read the full text of the Glaubensbekenntniss). 

GOD:  We are unanimous in our belief in one almighty God, the Father, Maker of heaven and earth and all that is visible and invisible.

JESUS CHRIST: We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, God's only Son, born of the Father to the salvation of the entire world.  We believe He is true God and true man.  He was crucified and on the third day did arise from the dead to sit at the right hand of the Father in heaven.

HOLY SPIRIT:  We believe in a holy universal Christian church.  The church is composed of all persons regenerated by the Holy Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ.

24 Rules

In 1716, a most important revelation of the Holy Spirit through Johann Adam Gruber was given in Budingen, Germany. This testimony included the Twenty-Four Rules of True Godliness and Blessed Life as presented to the Community for their consideration and sincere observance upon command of the Spirit of discipline and grace. It is according to which this Community was accepted and received into God's gracious covenant. The Twenty-four Rules remain the basis of the faith of the Community and are, indeed, the foundation upon which the whole edifice is erected.