What We Believe

We teach and share the Bible as God's word and ultimate guide for faith and life. Through the ministering of others via ministers and laity, we build and foster relationships in the church and in the community. We come together in worship to praise God and unite in prayer, and we act missionally both locally and globally to share the love and life of Jesus for the purpose of strengthening families and community to grow and fortify the church (the body of Christ).

What are Presbyterians?

Presbyterians follow the system of beliefs known as Reformed theology. Presbyterians accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and believe that God is the supreme authority throughout the universe. Presbyterians believe that the knowledge of God and God's purpose for humanity comes from the Bible, particularly what is revealed in the New Testament through the life of Jesus Christ, and that salvation through Jesus is God's generous gift to us and not the result of our own accomplishments. The Presbyterian Church is governed at all levels by the participation of clergy and lay members in representative bodies, and encourages both ministers and laity to actively share the Good News with the whole world.

What do we believe?

The Bible

We hold the Bible in a unique and authoritative place above all other writings, and interpret the Bible using the theological lenses of historic creeds. We believe the books of the Old and New Testaments are the complete and divine revelation of God to man and are the final authority for faith and life.

God

We believe in a Triune God - one God who eternally exists in three persons – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit; all coequal in being, nature, power and glory, having the same attributes and perfections.

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ, the one and only Son of God, became fully man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He lived a sinless life, and gave his life to carry out the will of God His Father. He died to take away our sins providing believers with the gift of eternal life in Heaven. Today, He is alive and seated at the right hand of His Father acting on our behalf.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that God the Holy Spirit empowers believers for Christian witness, discipleship, and service and gives gifts for the building up of the body of Christ, the church.

Mankind

We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred physical and spiritual death. As a result, all are separated from God by their sin and are hopeless apart from the salvation found in Christ alone.

Salvation

Salvation is a free gift that cannot be earned by our own efforts because it comes only by God’s grace, through faith in Jesus Christ. Anyone who turns from sin and trusts in Jesus Christ and His death on our behalf, receives forgiveness of sins and the gift of eternal life.