What We Believe

The Heart and Soul of what we believe: We can know God and be known by God personally and experientially through Christ our Redeemer.

  •  We believe that the Bible is God’s inspired Word without error and is, therefore, trustworthy in all matters about God and about us. (2 Tim 3:16, 2 Pet 1:20-21)
    • God speaks personally to us through the Word
    • God directs us to the true way of salvation in Scripture
  • God calls us to follow his ways in his Law
    •  We believe there is only one God in three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matt 28:19, 2 Cor 13:14) – and he calls us to follow his ways found in his Word
    • Each Person of the Trinity is fully God
    • Each Person of the Trinity is to be worshipped
    • Each Person of the Trinity participates in our redemption
  • We believe that God created man with dignity in his own image, but that we are sinners who are unable to save ourselves from God’s wrath. (Gen 1:26, Gen 6:5)
    • Man was made to worship God alone and to do good with pure holiness
    • Man cannot – by his best efforts – redeem himself to a state of holiness before God
    • Man was made to know God and be known by God, but all of us, like sheep, have gone astray
  • We believe that God saves sinful men and women by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. (Eph 2:8-9, Rom 3:21-26)
    • God sovereignly chooses whom he will save
    • God’s choice is based on grace and love within himself and not our best works or foreseen faith
    • God secures the salvation of the chosen so they will not fall away
  • We believe that God sent his son, Jesus Christ, into time, space, and history to redeem his people through his perfect life, his sacrificial death for their sin, and through his resurrection from the dead. (John 20:30, Gal 4:4-7)
    • Those who receive Christ alone for their salvation will be saved
    • Christ is fully God and fully man, the only mediator between a holy God and sinful men
    • Christ is the only way to know God personally (Jn 14:6, Acts 4:12)
  • We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells God’s people to comfort, empower, and effect our salvation. (John 14:16, Acts 2:1)
    • The Holy Spirit affirms our connection and belonging to God as children
    • The Holy Spirit convicts and transforms us through the Word of God
    • The Holy Spirit equips and calls us to service in prayer
  • We believe that God gathers his people together in the local church with Christ as its head and with the Holy Spirit dwelling among her as a worshiping community. (Matt 28:16-20, Eph 2:19-22)
    • The Church is the bride of Christ, who is loved and cherished by God
    • The Church is the body of Christ ministering to people within the church and in mission
    • The visible Church is made up of holistic families with believers and their children because of the covenant God extends to his people throughout all times
  • We believe that Christ will return as the Lord and Judge and will resurrect his people and restore the heavens and the earth for his glory and for our pleasure. (Rev 21:1-8, Mk 13)
    • Christ will raise his own people to beauty, honor, and glory
    • Those who do not know God and trust in his Christ will endure eternal punishment
    • Christians live with hope because God will dwell with his people personally for all eternity
  • We believe that our chief end is to glorify God in all aspects of life and to take pleasure in his character, salvation, and Lordship over all. (1 Cor 10:39, Ps 73:25)
    • Love of God and men is the highest calling for the Christian
    • We glorify God and love him as a community of saints, not merely as individuals
    • Mission and mercy are manifestations of love for God and men

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We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Please see www.pcanet.org for more information about our denomination.

To gain a richer explanation of our beliefs, please reference our confession: the Westminster Confession of Faith with Larger and Shorter Catechisms.