What We Believe
We are a congregation of people called together by God’s grace. We seek to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ through our worship, teaching, fellowship, and service to others. With other Presbyterian Christians, we believe:
“In life and in death we belong to God. Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve… With believers in every time and place, we rejoice that nothing in life or in death can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” From A Brief Statement of Faith of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
Our knowledge of God and God’s purpose for humanity comes from the Bible, particularly what is revealed in the New Testament through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Through God’s generous gift of love to us in Christ, we believe in the value of each person, the opportunity for forgiveness, and the possibility of restored relationships and renewed lives. Recipients of God’s grace, we also believe we are called to share that gift with others around us. All of us, lay persons and clergy, men and women, young and old, are called to be instruments of God’s grace in this world.
As part of the Reformed Tradition of the Christian faith, we also emphasize:
- The sovereignty of God in all things;
- The election of God’s people for service as well as salvation;
- The emphasis of a life based on covenant relationships;
- Faithful stewardship of all that God gives to us;
- The call of God’s people to work for the transformation of society.
To find out more about what Presbyterian Christians believe, visit Presbyterian 101.