What We Believe

Our denomination holds to the fundamental expressions of Christianity as spelled out in the Apostle’s Creed and the Nicene Creed, which we use as affirmations of faith in our worship services. We also hold to the doctrinal standards known as the Westminster Confession of Faith, The Westminster Larger Catechism, and the Westminster Shorter Catechism.

We are also Reformed in our theology. Our theological heritage dates back to the Protestant Reformation, a movement in the 16th century which sought to bring the Church back to the Scriptures (Bible) alone as the source of Truth and true perspective of the world. The  Reformation sought to reaffirm salvation by grace alone through faith in Christ alone to the glory of God, which is the central emphasis of all of life.

We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.


We believe . . .

     in the Holy Trinity. There is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

We believe . . .

     all people are sinners and totally unable to save themselves from God’s displeasure, except by His mercy.

We believe . . .

     salvation is by grace alone. He sovereignly chooses those He will save. That choice is based solely on His grace, not

     on any human individual merit, or foreseen faith.

We believe . . .

     Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who through His perfect life and sacrificial death atoned for the sins of all who

     will trust in Him alone for salvation.

We believe . . .

     God is gracious and faithful to His people not simply as individuals but as families in successive generations

     according to His Covenant promises.

We believe . . .

     the Holy Spirit indwells God’s people and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him.

We believe . . .

     Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself.

We believe . . .

     all aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.


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