Theologically Reformed. We are convinced that the Reformed faith represents the most consistent expression of Christian principles. From simplicity in worship to an all-of-life application of Scripture, Reformed Christians self-consciously follow the spiritual heritage of the Protestant Reformation.
Biblically Literate. Not simply honoring the Bible, we seek to make it our personal and practical guide for daily living. Every dimension of life should reflect a biblical orientation; to that end we engage in a systematic study of both the Old and New Testaments.
God-centered Worship. Our primary focus in meeting for public worship is to acknowledge the majestic greatness of our God and to lift our hearts and voices to praise Him. While we desire to minister to each other, such benefits must be secondary to exalting the God who saved us.
Historically Orthodox. We are indebted to the orthodox followers of God who have gone before us, and we affirm our commitment to the great summaries of the faith such as the Apostles' Creed (2nd century) and the Nicene Creed (4th century), and the five core beliefs of the Reformation: Sola Scriptura, Solus Christus, Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, and Soli Deo Gloria (Salvation based upon Scripture alone, Christ alone, by grace alone, through faith alone, solely for the glory of God). As Presbyterians, our theology is best summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith (17th century), along with its Larger and Shorter Catechisms.
Family Friendly. Recognizing the critical importance of healthy families, we desire to stimulate the growth of Christian households through an integrated program of worship, service, and instruction. We encourage parents to assume their God-given responsibility in preparing their children for a lifetime of Christ-honoring service. It is the role of the church to equip and assist parents in discipling their children. Research indicates that segregating young people for their own programming increases the likelihood that those children will eventually leave the church. Rather than being peer-focused, we desire that young people be integrated with the whole church in worship, fellowship, and service.
Presbyterian Polity. We understand the Scriptural pattern of church government to be reflected in the principles of Presbyterian polity. Since the days of Abraham, God's people have been led by wise elders (presbyters) who have been gifted and called by God.
Musically Traditional. Desiring to utilize and preserve the rich heritage of biblical psalmody and Christian hymns, we employ music sung by the church since the Reformation. Acceptable music for public worship is not determined by the date of its composition but by its exaltation of God and its faithfulness to the message of Scripture.
People-Oriented. We recognize that the church consists of people, not a building. While an appropriate setting is conducive to biblical worship, a faithful congregation will honor the Lord through ministry to individuals in membership and to the community at large.