What We Believe
We believe in the Gospel, which is the powerful good news promised before the ages began, revealed through the Holy Spirit, and fully manifested in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, where God in mercy dealt with His wrath upon sin on behalf of sinners.
Our officers subscribe to the Westminster Confession of Faith, Larger Catechism, and Shorter Catechism. This means:
- We believe and teach historic, reformed doctrine because we believe it to be the teaching of the Bible.
- We hold to the Five Solas (alones) of the Protestant Reformation: Scripture alone, Faith alone, Grace alone, Christ alone, and Glory to God alone.
- We believe Calvinism simply is, “the faith once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3), or as Charles Spurgeon called it, “...strong old doctrines, that are called by nickname Calvinism, but which are surely and verily the revealed truth of God as it is in Christ Jesus.”
- We believe in the Presbyterian form of government, which means our congregation is cared for by elders, as well as deacons.
- We believe in the true marks of the church, and we seek after them by God’s grace. These marks are the preaching of the Word, the faithful administration of the sacraments (Baptism and the Lord’s Supper), and the loving and sensitive exercise of church discipline.
- We believe and trust that Christ will build and grow His Church through His use of the means of grace —the preaching of the Word of God, the faithful administration of the sacraments, and the regular offering of prayers.
- We believe in the Great Commission. Christ called us to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth, preaching and discipling all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Triune God. We seek to follow that commission in our city, our state, and around the world.
- We believe our chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. We seek to do that in every area of life including our families, our work, our worship, and our community.