Our Beliefs
Our Beliefs

As a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA), we celebrate our Reformed heritage, trusting that the God who makes all things new will continue to renew us today. Below are some of the highlights of who it is we believe God is and who we believe God is calling us to be.

          We believe in God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit:

In life and in death we belong to God. Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve. (Brief Statement of Faith, lines 1-6)

          We believe that Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church

All power in heaven and earth is given to Jesus Christ by Almighty God, who raised Christ from the dead and set him above all rule and authority, all power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.

Christ calls the Church into being, giving it all that is necessary for its mission in the world, for its building up, and for its service to God. Christ is present with the Church in both Spirit and Word.

Christ gives to his Church its faith and life, its unity and mission, its officers and ordinances.

In affirming with the earliest Christians that Jesus is Lord, the Church confesses that he is its hope and that the Church, as Christ's body, is bound to his authority and thus free to live in the lively, joyous reality of the grace of God.

          We trust that God has given us work to do, expressed in the  Great Ends of the Church

the proclamation of the gospel for the salvation of humankind;

the shelter, nurture, and spiritual fellowship of the children of God;

the maintenance of divine worship;

the preservation of the truth;

the promotion of social righteousness;

and the exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the world

          We affirm the faith of the Reformed tradition:

the majesty, holiness, and providence of God who creates, sustains, rules and redeems the world in the freedom of sovereign love and righteousness.

the election of the people of God for service as well as for salvation;

covenant life marked by a disciplined concern for order in the church according to the Word of God

a faithful stewardship that shuns ostentation and seeks proper use of the gifts of God's creation

the recognition of the human tendency to idolatry and tyranny, which calls the people of God to work for the transformation of society by seeking justice and living in obedience to the Word of God

          We celebrate the God who loves us and who has saved us by grace through faith

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. (Brief Statement of Faith, lines 77-79)