What We Believe

We are Christ’s Church. We are a group of believers, who are connected to Christ and to His churches around the world and throughout the ages (John 17:20-23). As His church, we believe:

  • The Bible is God’s Word, and it is true (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
  • There is one God, infinite and unchanging, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17; Matthew 28:19).
  • Men and women are sinners by nature, guilty in God’s sight, and totally unable to save themselves from God’s displeasure (Romans 3:10-12). His gift of free grace alone saves us (Ephesians 2:8-10).
  • Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who became a man and died a sacrificial death for us to save us from our sins (John 3:16-21; Romans 3:23-26). He was raised from the dead to give us new life now and in eternity (Romans 6:1-10).
  • The Holy Spirit is our divine Comforter (John 15:26-27).
  • The Church is the community of God’s people, called to worship God (Acts 2:46-47; Hebrews 12:28-29), to love and serve each other (Acts 2:44-45), and to build his kingdom in this world by bearing witness to him (Acts 1:6-9).

We are a Presbyterian Church within the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). The Bible teaches that Christ is the head of His church (Ephesians 1:22-23), and he vests His power in the local church (Matthew 16:18-19) where it is exercised by the elders (Acts 15:2; Titus 1:5-9). We also believe that Christ connects the local church to other churches through councils of elders, such as Presbyteries and General Assemblies, which serve many beneficial purposes to include answering questions of Biblical doctrine (Acts 15:1-35), ordaining pastors (1 Timothy 4:14), and coordination of missionary work (Acts 21:17-26). 

Creeds & Confessions

We are a church that believes in the historic creeds and confessions that Christians for centuries have found trustworthy to summarize the teachings of the Bible. We worship by professing a portion of one of the following documents each week:

Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

We are a congregation that believes that when we sing during worship, we are “addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart” (Ephesians 5:19). We sing the following:

  • Psalms from the Trinity Psalter Hymnal. When we sing psalms, we are singing God’s Word that were the hymnal of Israel and our Savior when He worshiped at the Temple and the synagogue. The psalms were sung during Christian worship for most of church history, and more and more churches, especially church plants, are returning to the practice of including psalms during worship.
  • Historic hymns from the Trinity Psalter Hymnal are those hymns that many generations of Christians have found trustworthy and comforting. We also sing the historic hymns that are being rediscovered by the church when they are set to new tunes by Indelible Grace and Matt Merker among others.
  • New hymns written for congregational singing by Keith & Kristyn Getty, Matt Boswell & Matt Papa, Sandra McCracken, and CityAlight.