What We Believe

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We hold to the historic, orthodox, Christian faith that has been once for all handed down from the Apostles (Romans 1:1-6; Ephesians 2:19-20; Jude 3) in Holy Scripture, which is the only infallible and inerrant rule of Christian faith and practice.

We join with Christians across the globe and throughout the ages in affirming the Scriptural truths confessed in the Ecumenical Creeds:

We also affirm the Scriptural truths upheld by the Reformation:

  • that God freely offers salvation in Christ alone (John 14:6),
  • through grace alone (Ephesians 2:4-5),
  • which is received by faith alone (Ephesians 2:8-9).

We believe that the truths of Scripture are well summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Westminster Larger Catechism (or as 2 separate smaller downloads: Questions 1-115 and Questions 116-196) and the Westminster Shorter Catechism.

An excellent resource for learning more about being Presbyterian is Sean Michael Lucas' Book, "On Being Presbyterian."