What We Believe
We believe that the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, breathed out by the Spirit, without error, and sufficiently teach us what we are to believe and what duties God requires of us.
We believe that God is One, and that He has always existed as three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Who are equal in power and glory.
Christ the King
We believe the eternal Son of God became man by taking to Himself a body and soul, was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died on the cross for the sins of His people, was resurrected on the third day, ascended into heaven, sat down at the right hand of the Father, and will come again to judge the living and the dead.
Hope in Christ
We believe that every person is born in sin and is under the wrath of God and utterly dead in their trespasses, but that God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, so that by His life and death those who believe in Him by the power of the Spirit will be reconciled to God, shepherded by Him, and have eternal life with Him.
We believe that God has established marriage to be between one man and one woman, with different but complementary roles. Religion in the home should be just as real and vital as that in church. To that end, we encourage personal and family worship and catechizing (questions and instruction) of our covenant children.
We call ourselves Reformed because we follow a particular system of doctrine that was expressed during the Protestant Reformation by men like John Calvin and John Knox. We adhere to what are known as the Five Solas of the Reformation: Scripture Alone, Faith Alone, Christ Alone, Grace Alone, and the Glory of God Alone. We also would uphold the doctrines of Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, and the Perseverance of the Saints.
For more information on what it means to be Reformed be sure to check out our suborindate standards: The Westminster Confession of Faith, the Shorter Catechism, the Larger Catechism, and the Reformed Presbyterian Testimony. By subordinate standards we mean that while these documents summarize what the Scriptures teach they are not Scripture themselves nor are they to be treated as such.
We are presbyterian and by that we mean that the church is to be ruled by presbyters (which is the Greek word for elder). We believe this is the system of church government that Jesus Christ has given to His church for its peace, prosperity, progress, and purity.
We believe that the Holy God has given clear and specific instructions about how He is to be worshiped in His Word. As such, we must only do what He has positively commanded us to do in worship. Thus, we worship the Triune God each Lord's Day through acapella Psalm-singing, hearing the Scriptures read and preached, giving our offerings to God, praying with thanksgiving and supplication, receiving our Lord's blessing, and observing the sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper as we are able. We observe the Lord's Supper every other month in order to give ourselves appropriate time to prepare for this beautiful means of grace.