Our Beliefs

As a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), our leaders subscribe to the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. Below is a brief summary of what we believe.

 

THE BIBLE is the inspired Word of God, is without error, and contains everything we need to know about having a right relationship with Him. The Bible is the basis for all of our essential beliefs.

GOD is one, yet He mysteriously exists in three Persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), who are to be equally loved, honored, and adored.

ALL PEOPLE are created in the image of God, and are therefore filled with dignity and worthy of honor and respect. At the same time, in their natural state people are opposed to God (or "sinful"), and because of this are separated from Him, and without hope unless He graciously rescues them from their broken condition.

JESUS CHRIST is mysteriously both fully God and fully man, and is the one and only Mediator who is able to restore the broken relationship between God and any person.

RESTORATION between God and any person (also called "salvation") begins when the Holy Spirit gives the person a new heart, leading and enabling him or her to trust (have faith) in Jesus Christ for salvation.

GOOD WORKS do not and cannot make a person acceptable to God, but are the natural and necessary outcome of authentic faith in Jesus Christ.

THE CHURCH is the family of God, and consists of those who possess genuine faith in Jesus Christ. God desires for all members of His worldwide church, together with their children, to be active in a local church which meets regularly to worship God, love and serve each other, learn from the Bible, and reach out to the local community and the world.