Doctrine: What We Believe
- We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.
- We believe in the Holy Trinity. There is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
- We believe that all people are sinners by nature, are guilty in God’s sight, and are totally unable to save themselves from punishment.
- We believe that the only way to salvation is by God’s grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone.
- We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who through His perfect obedience and sacrificial death as the substitute of his people, atoned for the sins of all who would trust in Him alone for salvation.
- We believe that Jesus rose from the dead and ascended into heaven, where he sits at the right hand of the Father Almighty, continually making intercession for his people.
- We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells God’s people and enables them to trust Christ and follow Him. Faith is the gracious gift of God.
- We believe that God has been gathering a people, called the Church, from every nation, race, and culture.
- We believe that the Church is the covenant community of God and the sphere within which the grace of God is available to all, through the preaching and teaching of the Bible, and the administration of the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
- We believe that Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind, to receive his people to himself, and to renew all things.
- We believe that all aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ as we wait for the day of his glorious appearing.
What does it mean to be Reformed?
Our historical roots extend to the Protestant Reformation.
Scripture Alone: The holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the Word of God, the only rule of faith and obedience.
Grace Alone: Salvation is God's gracious gift through Christ.
Faith Alone: Justification before God is a one-time event that takes place through faith in Jesus.
A summary of our doctrine is outlined in the Westminster Confession of Faith.
What is Presbyterianism?
The word presbyterian means the church is "ruled by elders." We have three kinds of officers.
Teaching Elders (Pastors) preach the Word of God and administer baptism and the Lord's supper.
Ruling Elders with the Teaching Elders lead the church. They help people understand and obey God's word.
Deacons serve the needy. They also manage the money of the church and care for the property.
What is our denomination?
Our denomination is the Presbyterian Church in America(PCA).