We are Presbyterian in structure, which means that we are governed by Elders (Presbyters) elected by the congregation.
Being Presbyterian, we are also “Reformed”. This means that many of our roots are in the Protestant Reformation of the 1500s. We stand in the tradition of Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Knox, and others.
We hold to the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Westminster Standards. We incorporate all three in our worship service.
The Westminster Standards include the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. While they are subordinate to Scripture, we believe they are good, reliable, and accurate summaries of Scripture. Adherence to them is not required for membership; it is, however, required for any leadership or teaching positions within our church.
Our Basic Beliefs
We believe and confess that the Bible is the infallible and inerrant Word of God, without error in the original manuscripts. It has absolute authority in all matters of doctrine and practice.
In the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, of one substance (or essence), equal in power and glory: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Adam, as representative head, sinned for all mankind. All men and women are born radically corrupt and unable to save themselves or even cooperate with God in their salvation.
We are saved from our sins by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone supremely for the glory of God alone.
Christ, the Son of God, the second Person of the Trinity, was both fully God and fully man, and he alone is our Savior.
Christ died and rose again from the dead on the third day.
His Ascension and Session at God's Right Hand
Christ is enthroned in heaven and he rules and reigns over all.
He is, together with the Father and the Son, the true and eternal God. He is also given to believers, to enable them, by true faith, to share in Christ and all his benefits, to comfort them, and to remain with them forever.
Christ shall return to judge the living and the dead. The righteous shall go into everlasting life and receive the fullness of joy and refreshing which comes from the presence of the Lord.