Our Core Beliefs
Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve.
Presbyterians affirm that God comes to us with grace and love in the person of Jesus Christ, who lived, died, and rose for us so that we might have eternal and abundant life in him. Following Jesus, Presbyterians are engaged in the world and in seeking thoughtful solutions to the challenges of our time. As Christ’s disciples, called to ministry in his name, we seek to continue his mission of teaching the truth, feeding the hungry, healing the broken, and welcoming strangers. God sends the Holy Spirit to dwell within us, giving us the energy, intelligence, imagination, and love to be Christ’s faithful disciples in the world.
More than two million people call the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) their spiritual home. Worshiping in 10,000 Presbyterian congregations throughout the United States, they engage the communities in which they live and serve with God’s love. The Presbyterian denomination traces his history over more than 450 years, to roots in the period of the Reformation in 16th Century Scotland. From its beginning, Presbyterianism has emphasized Biblically based and spiritually driven discipline in personal faith and congregational life. Presbyterian missionaries have been, and continue to be present on every continent, serving predominately in Africa, Asia, and in Central and South America.
Presbyterian churches gather people who are serious about their faith and how to share their lives according to God's commandments and teachings, revealed in the scripture. Knowing that we are not the perfect beings God made us originally, we rejoice in the forgiveness God gives us through Christ.