core Beliefs

Doctrine

A more comprehensive expression of our core beliefs can be found in Our Foundation.

Basically, we are a Christian church belonging to the Reformed branch of Protestant tradition. Among other things, that means we affirm human beings are saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone, ultimately for God's glory (but also our joy!). Moreover, we hold Scripture to be the supreme authority over matters of faith and godliness.

We are further united by ancient documents which confess our understanding of essential biblical teachings (i.e, the Trinity, Christ's bodily death and resurrection, and the inerrancy of Scripture). Relative to some churches we are doctrinally conservative, but we are warmly welcoming of anyone wishing to learn of Jesus and experience his love.

 

Life

Every Christian is called to be not only a hearer, but a doer of God's Word—to be a disciple of Christ. We are therefore devoted to growth, godliness, and good works. Our leaders and members practice mutual accountability and strive for personal holiness (Eph 5:21).

As members of Jesus' spiritual Body, we each have a living role to play in God's ministry and mission (Eph 4:12-16).

We are covenantal. Practically, this means we highly value the presence of children in worship, not simply as observers but as Christ's disciples who are being nurtured in the faith.

We are kingdom-oriented in our worldview, seeking to translate our Christian convictions into every sphere of life while maintaining our distinction from the world (1 Tim 6:13-16; Romans 12:22).