Doctrine and Practice

Core Doctrines and Practices

We hold to the early ecumenical Church creeds (Apostles, Nicene, Chalcedonian) and the Westminster Standards – the Westminster Confession of Faith, Shorter Catechism, and Larger Catechism. Our most fundamental identity and commitment is “Christian.” This stands above and contextualizes all of our other commitments. As ‘presbyterian’ and ‘Reformed’ Christians, we are committed to the historic doctrines of Biblical Reformed Christian faith, including the five “solas” of the Reformation, the doctrines of grace (TULIP), covenant theology, and presbyterian church government. In addition to this, we are also family/generationally-integrated in our congregational worship and life, we practice covenant baptism and celebrate weekly covenant communion, we hold to a literal young earth six-day creation of all things, and we believe in God’s priority and promises of covenant succession (i.e. Christian parents praying and laboring by sincere faith, love, and hope in our faithful God to raise children for God who are full of faith, love, and hope in God). Lastly, as a local congregation of the one, holy, catholic (worldwide), and apostolic Church that Jesus is building (Matthew 16:18), we are committed to living as a chosen, consecrated, connected, confessional, confessing, covenanted, commissioned, conquering, compassionate, and charitable Christian assembly (ekklesia) and community (koinonia), in affections, words, and deeds.