Our Beliefs

Our Beliefs

All of our beliefs and theology are based upon the infallible Word of God which is thought to be best summarized by the Westminster Confession of Faith and its Larger and Shorter Catechisms. Scripture alone is our highest authority and the only inspired, inerrant, and infallible rule for faith and practice. The Westminster Confession is simply an excellent summary document of the teachings of the Bible.

The Westminster Confession of Faith was drafted in Westminster Abbey in London at the summons of the British Parliament in order to establish a common summary of the Christian faith. The Confession was arrived at through the work of dedicated men of God in the 1640s and includes scriptural proofs to substantiate this excellent summary of the Christian teaching and theology. The Westminster Confession has been the historical summary of faith and doctrine for the Presbyterian tradition for nearly 400 years.

We believe in the One Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that there is salvation in no other name but that of Jesus Christ. Indeed, true salvation comes by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.

In short, because we believe in Jesus, we also believe to be true:

  • The Triune God: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
  • The Holy Bible, the Word of God written, infallible & inerrant, which is our only rule of faith & practice.
  • The Teachings of the Apostles’ Creed, because they are from the Bible, and we need to be clear about basic catholic (universal) church beliefs.
  • The Teachings of the Nicene Creed, because they are from the Bible, and we need to be clear about basic trinitarian and christological truth.
  • The Teachings of the Westminster Confession of Faith, Larger Catechism, and Shorter Catechism, because they are from the Bible, and we need to be clear about the doctrine we teach.

We also seek to be faithful to this Christian heritage by living as a church together in accordance with these biblical teachings. Thus, we practice joyful, reverential, biblically-regulated Reformed worship that seeks to read the Word, preach the Word, sing the Word, pray the Word, and see the Word through the two sacraments Christ has appointed.

A more general statement of faith can be found on the Presbyterian Church in America website.