What We Believe
Jesus Christ is central to everything we are, as well as everything we do. Jesus Christ is God, the 2nd Person of the Trinity. He is the Son of God; fully man, yet fully God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary. He lived the perfect holy life that we could not live; then Jesus died on the cross, as a sacrifice for our sins. Jesus physically rose from the dead on the 3rd day, and after confirming His resurrection to His disciples and other followers, He ascended into heaven. Jesus shall come again in glory, to judge all the living and all the dead.
There is no other name but Jesus, by which men and women may inherit eternal life in heaven. Because all of us are sinners, we all deserve to go to hell. But God, in His great mercy, sent Jesus to earth to pay the penalty of our sin with His blood. Jesus took upon Himself our sins and gave to us His righteousness. After God reforms us spiritually, we become aware of our sin and repent over our spiritual crimes against the Lord. When we confess our sins, God hears us, forgiving our sins and cleansing us from all unrighteousness. Along with repenting in sorrow over our countless sins, the Christian also places his/her trust in Jesus. No longer are we king over our own lives; Jesus is now the highest authority. He reigns as king on the throne of our lives. Jesus is now #1, not we ourselves. Because of this, whether we are new Christians or whether we’ve been following Jesus for 50 years, all that we do is a continual cycle of repentance and faith. We repent again and again, and re-believe again and again in the gospel of the grace of Christ. Even our spiritual maturity is based solely on how closely we, through the strength of the Holy Spirit, remain connected with Jesus Christ in our everyday life.
As a Presbyterian church, our ministry is shaped by our Reformed confessional tradition. In particular, our elders and deacons all subscribe to the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Westminster Larger and Shorter Catechisms.
Links to these resources can be found on the Westminster Confession and Catechisms page.