Our Mission, Commitments, and Beliefs

OUR MISSION


To be a Christ-centered church that proclaims the Word of God and reflects the love of Jesus Christ in our church, to our community and within our world.


OUR CORE COMMITMENTS


Worship: To worship God through Biblical preaching, prayer, contemplation, music and the arts, glorifying God in Christ for what He has done and what He will do.


Mission: To fulfill Christ’s mission in caring for our local community, our nation and the world by providing spiritual, physical and financial support with compassion and love.


Transformation: To provide discipleship opportunities and teaching for all ages so that the Holy Spirit can transform us into the image of Christ, help us grow as believers and equip us for ministry and service.


Evangelism: To share with all people the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ and the love of God through word, relationship, and example.


Community: To create intentional community and relationships so that we may love, encourage, support and care for one another as we live and grow in Jesus Christ.


WHAT WE BELIEVE


God: We believe in the Triune God – the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Indeed, God created all things and is creating still through the Holy Spirit. God has revealed himself partially through nature and fully in the Bible. God’s supreme revelation of himself is in Jesus Christ. God is righteous in all his ways, loving in all his dealings.


Jesus Christ: God, through the person of Jesus the Christ fully became a human being while still being completely God. Presbyterians believe Jesus Christ bridges the gap between humanity and God as a result of our sin.


Salvation: For our sins Christ died on the cross, taking upon Himself our guilt and the penalty of sin that we might be forgiven and set free (Romans 5: 8, 8:1). The salvation Jesus offers is not just something we get in heaven when we die. The Bible talks about eternal life in the present tense, i.e. it’s something we can experience today. Eternal life is not only “resting in the arms of God” in our death; it’s also a way of seeing, experiencing, and living life the moment we embrace God through Jesus Christ.


Faith: Salvation comes to us only through our faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 1:12, John 3:14-15, Acts 16:30-31, Hebrews 7:25).


Repentance: Repentance from sin is turning away from sin to the newness of life in Christ (Mark 1:14-15, Acts 2:37-38, Matthew 3:8).


The Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit leads to conviction of sin, to repentance and faith and to a desire for a new life. It brings about the new birth without which no man or woman can enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; The Spirit is a gift to us from Jesus Christ to remind us of His words and to comfort and correct us (John 3: 3-8, John 16: 7-13).


The Bible: The Bible is the inspired and authoritative Word of God (2 Peter 1:19-21; 2 Timothy 3:16). The Bible is the authoritative witness pointing to God in the person of Jesus Christ. The Bible is a witness to Jesus without equal and is a standard to itself.


The Church: The Church is the place where the Word of God is proclaimed, where the sacraments of God are given, and where disciples are made and then sent out into the world to love others in Christ’s name.


The Sacraments: The Presbyterian Church has two sacraments: The Lord’s Supper and Baptism. Sacraments are outward signs of God’s grace and love for us. They point away from themselves and direct us to God. The Lord’s Supper (sometimes called the Eucharist or Communion) is a gift of God to all people who confess their sins and need for Jesus and who profess Him as Lord and Savior. Baptism represents the washing away of our sins and the giving of the Holy Spirit. Children of believing parents are welcomed for baptism in the Presbyterian Church.


Sharing Our Faith: A Christian has the responsibility of witnessing for Christ, and so helping to build a human society permeated by the spirit of Christ.