Worshiping God through Word and Sacrament
We recognize that the Bible is a disclosure of God’s identity and his redemptive purposes in human history. God has not written a dogmatic textbook. He has told a story, the true story of human history and of redemption through Jesus Christ. In this biblical history of redemption, God teaches us who he is, who we are and how we can be saved.
Our doctrines can be traced to the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century and to the seventeenth-century doctrinal statement the Westminster Confession of Faith with its Larger and Shorter Catechisms.
We believe that the Bible is the inerrant Word of the true and living God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice. We affirm the completeness, finality, and sufficiency of revelation given to us in the Bible.
We believe that sinners can draw near to a holy God only through the atoning work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Through faith in Christ who died to pay for sin, sinners are forgiven for their sins and they receive his imputed righteousness. Our good works cannot merit God’s favor. Justification is by faith alone and is a once-for-all act.
We believe in the sovereignty of God in salvation and all things. We affirm the doctrines of total depravity, unconditional election, definite atonement, irresistible grace, and perseverance of the saints.
We believe that the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is a revelation of Jesus Christ, our only hope of salvation. So we preach the gospel of Christ and not moralism, legalism, or politics. Only when we focus on Christ alone can we walk worthy of the calling with which we have been called.
God’s Glory Alone
We believe that God created all things for his glory. When we glorify him as our only creator, redeemer and ruler, it becomes our privilege to enjoy him and all his benefits. For all things are from him and to him and through him. To him be glory forever.