What We Believe

  What We Believe  
We are Christians
We believe that Jesus is the Way to salvation and eternal life.  Christianity is a way of believing that says, “We accept that God is the God of all creation and that He sent His Son, Jesus, to help reveal His Truth and His way.”  Christians believe that God sent His only Son to save us from our sins.   Presbyterians are a people who express their faith in creeds and doctrines which endure the test of time. 

How we view God
We believe that the God whom we worship is the Creator of heaven and earth and the Sovereign Lord of creation and of all life.  We believe that God is revealed to us in three persons:  the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  God is personal, therefore we must know God in a personal relationship.

God the Son
We believe God is best revealed to us by His Son, Jesus.  Our Lord Jesus Christ is both God and man, and is the only one who can reconcile us to our Father, God.  Jesus Christ was the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah; therefore, we believe that He is both our Lord, the One we go to and whose footsteps we follow, and our Savior, whom we trust for our salvation.

God the Holy Spirit
We believe God the Father and God the Son are present in the person of the Holy Spirit, who leads us to conviction of sin, to repentance and faith, and to a new life.  We believe that the Holy Spirit is God with us.  The Holy Spirit brings us new birth, enabling us to live in fellowship with God and with others.

We believe salvation is a gift.  Paul's says, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast" (Eph. 2:8-9).  God's grace is His love that comes to us in our weakness when we are estranged from Him and is given even though we do not deserve it.

Faith defined is, "being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see" (Hebrews 11:1).  We believe that even faith is a gift of God's grace and is available to us through accepting and believing in Jesus Christ.  Faith is expressed in a humble commitment of ourselves to God:  mind, body and soul.

The Church
We believe the church is intended by God as a gathering of His people so that we might worship Him, spread the Christian faith, and love and care for one another.  The Church is the Spiritual Body of Christ on earth.   It is a gathering place for sinners intent on living their lives in Christ.

If you would like to know more about what we believe, you may consult the Westminster Confession of Faith of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC), to which we fully subscribe.