What do we believe?
We believe the good news of the gospel. We believe the triune God-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit-creates, redeems, sustains, rules, and transforms all things and all people. We believe that in life and death we belong to God. We trust in Jesus Christ fully human, fully God who gave his life so that we might have life abundant, full of grace and mercy. In Christ our salvation is sure and by the Holy Spirit we are sustained and made wholeheartedly willing and ready to live for Christ. We believe God has put all things under the Lordship of Jesus Christ and has made Christ Head of the Church, which is his body. The Church's life and mission are a joyful participation in Christ's ongoing life and work.
What’s a Presbyterian?
Presbyterian is really an adjective more than a noun. In other words, we’re Presbyterian Christians and the emphasis is on “Christian.” The word Presbyterian comes from a Greek word in the New Testament that means “elder.” The New Testament church was governed, not by ministers or preachers, but by the laypeople. That is a hallmark of the Presbyterian Church. We are governed by the laypeople of the church and not ordained clergy.
Basically, Presbyterians believe what those of all Christian denominations believe, one Lord, one faith, one baptism.We believe Jesus Christ is our only Lord and Savior. Our beliefs are found most succinctly in the two great creeds in the history of the Church – The Nicene Creed and The Apostles’ Creed. To learn more about Presbyterians, go to www.pcusa.org.
What is a Presbytery?
We are a connected church. As Presbyterians we believe in being connected
with our brothers and sisters in Christ in our community and across the world.
We work together as Presbyterians through representation in our regions called,
'Presbyteries' and our nation, called the, 'General Assembly'.
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