what we believe
In a messed-up world where it’s hard to trust others, it’s our desire to be transparent about who we are and what we believe.
mission & vision
As a community, we exist to invest our time, gifts, and resources in people as the Spirit directs, so that Christ’s Kingdom spreads near and far. Toward that end, these things are imperative to us as a local community:
- We aim to keep the Bible central in our lives and our ministries.
- We desire to extend the message of Jesus further, because through faith in the Gospel people receive the transforming love of God.
- We want to be the family of God for anyone looking for a home.
- We aim to bless, protect, and honor children, while empowering parents as the primary cultivators of their faith.
- We hope for the Kingdom come by seeking the transformation of the people and places around us.
In short, we want every member of our community to be able to confidently and clearly play their part in God’s hope-filled story. That means you!
Leadership & Denomination
As theologically conservative Presbyterians, our local community is governed by a group of men called Elders, elected by our congregation. For accountability and support, we are members of a broader denomination (network of Presbyterian churches) called the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC). Our church, along with the other member churches, subscribes to the following theological statements:
In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.
- “The Essentials of the Faith”: a basic statement of faith to which every member of our church assents
- A modern-language version of the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms: traditional (mid-1600s) statements of Reformed theology to which every member of our Pastors, Elders, and Deacons assent
- Further position papers and pastoral letters which address issues of contemporary theological and pastoral relevance.
In the end, the EPC’s motto is important to our way of community life: