We are foremost a Christian Church. We affirm one living and true God who is triune, meaning that there are 'three persons in the Godhead; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory.' We are hopeless without the mercy and grace of God, who has alone saved us from our sins through Jesus Christ, and gives us life by His Holy Spirit.
Biblical and Confessional
We believe that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, and authoritative word of God, which consists in the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. Since the Bible is the sole rule for our faith and life, it might seem odd to some that we hold dearly the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms. While they are not on par with the Bible, we believe that those documents summarize the biblical Christian faith. We also frequently confess the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds in our worship services.
We are a Reformed church, which means that we are in the vein of the Protestant Reformation which occurred in the 16th century Europe. Men such as Martin Luther in Germany, John Calvin in Switzerland, and John Knox in Scotland led the church to Reform her doctrine and practice according to the word of God, departing from the many tenets of Roman Catholicism. The slogans of the Protestant Reformation were 'sola gratia' (grace alone), 'sola fide' (faith alone), 'solus Christus' (Christ alone), 'sola Scriptura' (Scripture alone), and 'soli Deo gloria' (to the glory of God alone).
That is to say that we sinners are
saved by grace alone
through faith alone
in Christ alone
according to the Bible alone
to the glory of God alone!
We were formed around several commitments, to which we continue to hold fast. First, that God’s Word, the Bible, is the only rule of faith and practice, doctrine and worship. As such, the sure way to “grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ” is to preach and teach the “whole counsel of God.” We believe in expository preaching through Scripture in our services. If we abide in the Word, Jesus Christ abides in us. We are warmly committed to the Westminster Confession of Faith, with its Larger and Shorter Catechisms, as the best summary of the system of truth taught in Scripture.
We also believe that the Word of God and His Spirit will make us loving, able and willing to serve one another. Fellowship and regular meeting together are a leading way the Lord strengthens us and draws us closer into one body. As we want the entire world to know God’s love and mercy through Jesus Christ, we also support the missionary expansion of the gospel and church of our Savior throughout the world, encourage our members to “share what God great things God has done for our soul,” and encourage our members to serve others.
We practice a weekly observance of the Lord’s Supper, which we believe most closely approximates the apostolic model for the church.
Being persuaded that the church should be governed by multiple elders elected by the congregation, we are presbyterian in our government.