What We Believe

Our Mission:

To glorify God and build His kingdom

Our Vision:

To see the love of God transform people into mature disciples of Jesus Christ who love God above all else and who sacrificially love others

Our Core Beliefs:

  • The unity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the Godhead.

  • The sovereignty of God in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgment.

  • The divine inspiration and entire trustworthiness of Holy Scripture, as originally given, and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

  • The universal sinfulness and guilt of all people since the fall, rendering them subject to God's wrath and condemnation.

  • Redemption from the guilt, penalty, dominion and pollution of sin, solely through the sacrificial death (as our representative and substitute) of the Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God.

  • The bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead and his ascension to the right hand of God the Father.

  • The presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the work of regeneration.

  • The justification of the sinner by the grace of God through faith alone.

  • The indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit in the believer.

  • The one holy universal Church which is the body of Christ and to which all true believers belong.

  • The expectation of the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Our doctrine and organizational structure would be recognized as coming from the rich heritage of historic Presbyterianism. We are part of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), www.pcanet.org. The regional body of the PCA is the Heritage Presbytery.

An extensive presentation of our understanding of the teaching of the Bible can be found in the historic documents known as the Westminster Confession of Faith, and the Larger and Shorter Catechism. Click here to learn more about these documents.

Our Core Values:

Grace-Centered Living - We understand Biblical grace to be a gift from God we do nothing to deserve. Our salvation is by faith alone in Christ's sacrifice on the cross for us. We come to hold this gospel truth exclusively through God's grace. There is nothing we can do to make God love us more.  There is nothing we can do to cause God to love us less.  It is all of him.  So, we serve him not to "try harder" to gain his love, but we serve him only because we have first been loved by him. We resist the temptation to judgmental behavior, remembering "there but for God's grace go I."  Having been recipients of this grace we are compelled to share with others the hope we have found in Jesus. 

Servant Leadership - Jesus said that the greatest in His kingdom would be the servant of all.  We believe, counter to our culture, that Christian leaders should be characterized by being servants. There are no special parking places, no special seats, and no special privileges for leaders. We do not lead to control; we lead to serve. There is no legitimate task in the church that is below the dignity of a church leader. Church leaders should all be as accessible to congregants as reasonably possible.

Authentic Loving Relationships  - In a world of increasing isolation, we want to be a community of genuine biblical love. This love must overcome any and all barriers of race, social position, economic standing, or differences in perspective.  We believe ministry flows best from relationship.  We will seek open and honest relationships even when we are afraid to be exposed.   We will strive to love when it is hard to do so and to speak truth even when it’s easier to ignore it.  We believe gathering in small groups is essential for this kind of biblical community.   We will seek to pray with and for one another and bear one another’s burdens.  We believe biblical community is both a testimony and an invitation to those who do not know Christ. 

Life Transformation - We believe that God’s grace never leaves us where we are but is at work within us shaping us into the image of Christ.  We believe that gospel-centered grace is the instrument by which we are changed and therefore no person is beyond the reach of grace.  We resist the temptation to apply quick fixes and easy answers knowing that spiritual growth is both a lifelong journey and a heart-level process.   We believe the greatest life transformation anyone could experience is to come to faith in Christ and therefore we seek to share our faith with others. 


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