We have all been made in the image of God and are called to love one another as our Savior loves us. Using the examples that Jesus Christ gave us when he was flesh, we turn to God to lead and guide us in all that we do. Just as the body has many members, so we believe it is also with Christ.
We are just like most Christians in our devotion to Jesus Christ. We believe that in life and death we belong to God. However, at the core of Presbyterian identity is the passionate emphasis on the grace of Christ, which allows us to experience love, extend love to others and live lives of gratitude. Through this gratitude to God we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks and to live holy and joyful lives.
For centuries, the church has faced several social and cultural changes which have impacted the interpretation of the Bible as described in The Book of Confessions. As a member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), we adhere to the living word of God found in the scriptures and the polity of the church. We look to the Bible for truth and understanding in how to demonstrate God’s love for one another while remaining faithful to God and biblical teachings.
The Presbyterian Church is a representative democracy, based upon the Biblical system of church government as defined in the Presbyterian Book of Order. Presbyterians are the most open of church traditions exemplified by a government that stresses active representational leadership of both ministers and members. Each congregation elects elders to session, the primary governing body of the congregation.