Our faith and beliefs are rooted deeply in the Scriptures. We believe that God has spoken and still speaks through the pages of the Old and New Testament.
Our beliefs take on more character and color as the Scriptures have been interpreted throughout the ages through the Creeds, Catechisms and Confessions of the faith. The Apostles’ Creed, Nicene Creed, Scots Confession, Heidelberg Catechism, Second Helvetic Confession, Westminster Confession, Westminster Shorter and Larger Catechisms, Theological Declaration of Barmen, Confession of 1967, and A Brief Statement of Faith embody the Reformed understanding. We believe that these historical documents still speak and shape our theology today.
Our beliefs also have grown from our reformed Presbyterian heritage found in the teachings of John Calvin and John Knox and through other faithful followers through the ages. These figures help us understand what it means to be a people who are ‘reformed and always being reformed according to the Word of God’.
More of Our Theology
At this point, it becomes difficult to further narrow down what our whole church believes about all the different pillars and nuances of faith in a helpful way. And even if you could,all the work it would take might ultimately be a distraction from what we’re called to be and do, not to mention that it would take countless committees and compromises. And yet, hopefully people looking into a church DO care about what a church believes. “What will you be teaching me?” “What will you be teaching my kids?”
So instead of saying what our church in general believes, the following is a good codification of what our Pastor believes: Click Here to Download.