It is the mission of the Church to preserve, maintain and proclaim to the whole world the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the whole counsel of God; to gather into her fellowship those of every race and people who accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, and promise obedience to Him; to build them up in their most holy faith, and train them to be faithful witnesses for Christ in all his offices; to maintain the ordinances of divine worship in their purity; witness against all evil; and in every way to seek the advancement of the Kingdom of God on earth.”
-Reformed Presbyterian Testimony 25.2
We are a confessionally reformed congregation which adheres to the Westminster Confession of Faith, Larger and Shorter Catechisms, and the Testimony of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America. These documents can be downloaded. Download (PDF)
Our Name: Our congregation is part of the body of Christ known as the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America. www.rpcna.org
Reformed: The "Reformed" in our name refers to our adherence to the biblical principles set down by the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century.
Presbyterian: "Presbyterian" refers to the form of church government taught in the Scriptures. Each congregation is under the oversight of those elected as elders, who are also part of the higher courts known as presbyteries and Synod.
Covenanters: Reformed Presbyterians have also been referred to historically as Covenanters because of their identification with public covenanting in Scotland, beginning in the 16th century. This act was a protest for Christ's crown rights over the state and the recognition of Christ as King over the Church without interference from the government. Our roots also include those referred to as the Seceders, who share in the testimony for Christ's Crown and Covenant and uphold the free and sincere offer of the gospel to sinners.
In America: In 1743 the first Reformed Presbyterian congregation was organized in North America. In this continent, too, the Kingship of Christ has been maintained as a foundational principle of our denomination. Today, congregations reach all across North America. Sister Reformed Presbyterian presbyteries and congregations are also located in Ireland, Scotland, France, Australia, Japan, “East Asia”, Cyprus, and South Sudan.
Inerrancy of Scripture: Our beliefs all stem from a full commitment to the authority of the Bible as the inerrant, infallible Word of God. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 2 Timothy 3:16. This means that we believe in the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We acknowledge our total inability to save ourselves and, in faith, depend on Christ alone as our Savior. We acknowledge Him as Covenant Lord in every area of life, and we vow together to advance His Kingdom on earth.
Systematic Theology: We believe that God desires His Church to set forth clear statements of her system of doctrine that can be supported from Scripture. We therefore accept as our creed, or subordinate standards, The Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. In addition to these doctrinal statements, we adhere to the Testimony of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, which is our continuing application of God’s written word to the world and the church of today.
Worship: We believe that God’s Word clearly sets forth how He is to be worshiped. The reading and exposition of the Word of God are the central focus of our worship. Our musical praise employs God’s Word only, thus making use of the divinely inspired Book of Psalms of the Bible. In keeping with the New Testament Church’s directive for heart worship, we sing without the aid of musical instruments. You may purchase a copy of our book of praise here.