What We Believe
We believe that Scripture is inspired by God and is inerrant and infallible. For that reason, we believe Scripture is our highest authority and standard in all matters. We believe God can be known only through His word, and that we truly know ourselves only in knowing God. We believe that “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” and so our ordinary practice is to preach through whole books of the Bible.
As a member church of the Presbyterian Church in America, we also hold to the Westminster Standards as a subordinate standard. We believe the Westminster Confession of Faith to be a faithful summary of Scripture’s teaching for life and doctrine. This in-depth document has been adopted by Reformed churches around the world since its writing in 1646 and clearly expresses our beliefs more fully.
That puts us in the tradition of Reformed churches, which are characterized by a commitment to the greatness and majesty of God in all things. In turn, that commitment governs how we think about salvation, worship, and everything else in our lives, public and private. As the Westminster Shorter Catechism says, we believe our primary purpose in life is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.
The Westminster Shorter Catechism is like a “Frequently Asked Questions” document about the Christian faith. It presents our beliefs in a question-and-answer format, making it easy to use for Christians.
Our church is governed by the Book of Church Order and by our bylaws.