Statement of Beliefs

A brief summary of what our Church believes.

Scripture

We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testament, to be the inspired Word of God, without error, the sufficient revelation of His will for the salvation of men and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.

God

We believe in one sovereign God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ

We believe Jesus Christ is true God and true man, conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross, an atoning sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of the Majesty on High He now is our High Priest and Advocate, and in the person of the Holy Spirit, He indwells the believer.

Holy Spirit

We believe the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict, regenerate, seal, indwell, guide, instruct and empower for life and service.

Mankind

We believe mankind was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit and trust in Jesus Christ alone can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.

Salvation

We believe the life, death, resurrection and ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as repent and receive Jesus Christ are justified and become children of God.

Sacraments

We believe water baptism and the Lord's Supper are sacraments to be observed by the Church during this age. They are signs and seals that we are joined to Jesus Christ and are members of the professing church, but they do not in themselves save us.

The Church

We believe the Church is composed of all who are in the family of God, who having been regenerated by the Holy Spirit, exercise saving faith in Jesus Christ. They are united together in the Body of Christ of which He is Lord and Head and are now commissioned for the God-given task of doing good and proclaiming the gospel to every person.

Christ's Return

We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ, and that this has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.

Judgement

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgement and eternal separation from God.

A fuller statement of what the Presbyterian Church believes is found in The Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms.