Our Beliefs- We are followers of Jesus. He is God’s Son and our relationship with him provides access to the one, true, eternal God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- We trust the Scripture of the Old and New Testament Bible to be God’s Word and all we need to know for a right relationship with God, with people, and with the earth God created.
- Our beliefs agree with Christians through the ages and worldwide as found in the Apostles Creed (see below). Our beliefs are greatly informed by Reformed Christians as found in the Westminster Shorter Catechism (see link).
- Church leadership: Men and women are called by God to take church leadership positions of pastor, elder, and deacon. The local congregation confirms the call to elder and deacon by electing men and women to serve for three years in those positions of servant leadership. Men and women who feel called by God to serve as pastors have that call confirmed first by their local congregation and then by the Presbytery. The Presbytery is a network of pastors and elders in the surrounding area who oversee a pastoral candidate’s growth and fitness in three areas: personal call of God and evidence of faith, academic work (a three-year Masters of Divinity degree from seminary graduate school) and evidence of ministry skills and training.
- We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church, USA and we connect and collaborate with Christians and churches across the nation and around the world. (see link).
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth, And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord;
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
He descended into hell;
the third day he rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven, and sits on the Right hand of God the Father Almighty;
From there he will come to judge
the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit;
the holy catholic church;
the communion of saints;
the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the body;
and the life everlasting. Amen.