Central Beliefs

We believe in One God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:16-20, II Corinthians 13:14)

We boldly declare Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and acknowledge Him Lord of all and Head of the Church.  (II Peter 3:18, Acts 2:36)

We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and the authority for Christian faith and life.  We believe the scriptures teach us what God requires of us and what to believe about God, humanity, and creation.  (Luke 24:27, 2 Peter 1:20-21, II Tim 3:16-17)

We believe the good news of the gospel: that in Jesus Christ, God has come near to us full of grace and truth, paying for our sins with his death on the cross, rising to new life, inviting us to reorient our lives toward Him in faith and obedience, bringing us into a relationship with God and giving us responsibility in God’s Kingdom. (John 1:1-17, Mark 1:15, Ephesians 2:1-10)

With Christians down through the ages, we affirm the Apostles’ Creed, which states.

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.  I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.  On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and 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.”

* In this context, the word catholic refers to the universal nature of Jesus Christ’s church.

If you want to dig deeper into beliefs, we affirm the Essential Tenets of the Christian faith published jointly by the Fellowship of Presbyterians and Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians, (ECO).

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