Christ Presbyterian Church in living the historic faith of Scripture, once delivered to all the saints, seeks to be:
Each morning we glorify the one living and true God! We worship the Holy Trinity, who exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He created us in his image, sustains us by his power, and graciously calls us before Him as His covenant people. Our greatest end, as His people, is to glorify and to enjoy him, forever (WSC 1).
The Bible is the infallible and inerrant Word of God. The authority of Scripture is absolute and is not dependent upon man or the church but on God himself. Before it, we must yield in life and practice. Within Scripture alone, God reveals himself to us and makes plain all things necessary for His glory, our salvation, faith, and life (Deut. 8:3).
The gospel is the "good news" of Jesus Christ and is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes. The gospel tells us that we are unable to stand upon our righteousness but that God must pardon our sins and that we may only stand upon the righteousness of Christ imputed to us, by faith alone. The gospel summons us to enter into, and enjoy a covenant relationship with God through the mediation of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit. Through the gospel, God changes our hearts; opens our minds; and makes us alive by uniting us to Jesus Christ through faith. In response, we embrace our covenant obligations to love God and our neighbors. The gospel leaves no part of our lives unchanged.
We end each service with a benediction, God’s promise to always be with us. It is not a charge for us to go and earn God's love, but a loving promise that orients our focus on extending God's kingdom. "Thy kingdom come..." looks both at our present reality and our future hope for God's kingdom to be established over his creation. Scripture teaches that Christ received all authority in heaven and on earth from the Father at the resurrection (Mt. 28:18). We believe Jesus is presently reigning over His creation. Therefore, we are called to honor and obey Him in every area of our lives and commissioned to reclaim every square-inch of His creation as His people for His glory.
This means we have a written confession of faith. Ever wonder what your church believes or have questions about what the Church has believed in years past? We believe that Christian theology is not something each church sets for itself, but is established by Scripture. Our confession consists of the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechism, which faithful saints developed through careful prayer and thought, as well as persecution and struggle. While these documents are not without flaw, we believe they are an excellent, orderly, and accurate summary of what the Bible teaches.
To say we are covenantal means we believe that there is one unifying principle woven in throughout the Scriptures that binds it together as one story, the covenant of grace. When God made a covenant with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, he was graciously entering into a relationship where He would be our God, and we would be His people, setting us apart to be a blessing to all the families of the earth. Yet, and most importantly, the covenant of grace finds fulfillment in the person and work of Jesus Christ. To speak of the unity of Scripture and the redemptive-historical unity of the covenants means that there is one way and one way only to salvation in both the Old and New Testaments – that is, by faith alone in Christ alone by grace alone and all for the glory of God.