WHAT WE BELIEVE
We confess the historic Christian faith and proclaim the life-transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ.
There is one God (Deut. 6:4, Isa. 45:5-6) ; infinite (Job 11:7-9), eternal (1 Tim. 1:17, Psalm 90:2), and unchangeable (James 1:17) in His being (Exodus 3:14), wisdom (Psalm 147:5), power (Rev. 4:8), holiness (Isaiah 6:3, Rev. 15:4), justice, goodness, and truth (Ex. 34:6-7). There are three persons in the Godhead (The Trinity); the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit (1 John 5:7; Matt. 28:19). The Shorter Catechism: 4-6
The inerrant Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments (2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 1:1-2), is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy God (1 John 1:3). The Shorter Catechism: 2
God made all things of nothing, by the word of His power (Gen. 1:1, Heb. 11:3). In His image God made humanity male and female by His design (Gen. 1:26-27; Gen. 5:2; Mark 10:6). The Shorter Catechism: 9-10
God established marriage as a sacred, life-long covenant between one man and one woman as a picture of Christ and His bride, the church (Gen. 2:24; Mark 10:6-7; Eph. 5:31-33).
Adam and Eve, our first parents, rebelled against God and plunged themselves and all their offspring into ruin (Gen. 3:1-19). Because of Adam’s sin, we are all guilty sinners (Rom. 5:12-21). We come into the world with completely corrupt natures (Ps. 51:5). We are spiritually dead until God makes us alive in Christ (Jn. 6:44, Rom. 3:10-18, Eph. 2:1-5). The Shorter Catechism: 13-19
Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man (John 1:1;John 1:14; 1 Tim. 2:5; Titus 2:13) . He lived a sinless life (2 Cor. 5:21), died a substitutionary death (1 Pet. 3:18), and rose victoriously from the dead (1 Cor. 15:1-8). We are saved from our sin through faith alone, by grace alone (Eph. 2:8-9), in Christ alone (John 14:6). Shorter Catechism 20-28
The Holy Spirit, working through the word, supernaturally converts (regenerates) the hearts of God’s people by making alive what was spiritually dead (Titus 3:5, 1 Pet. 1:23). The Spirit convicts us of sin (John 16:8-11), leads us to repentance (Eze. 36:26-27), causes us to grow in holiness (2 Cor. 3:18), seals us for the day of redemption that we might be assured of our salvation (Eph. 1:13-14), and equips us with spiritual gifts for the building up of the body (1 Cor. 12:7). The Shorter Catechism: 29-36
The church, “called out ones”, is the communion of God’s people drawn from every tribe, language, people, and nation (Eph. 2:11-12, Rev. 5:9-10). This invisible body, of which Christ Jesus is the head, exists locally, and imperfectly, as the visible church. Jesus Christ has given his church two sacraments: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Mt. 28:19-20, 1 Cor. 11:23-26)
The mission of the church is to make disciples by declaring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world in the power of the Spirit to the glory of God the Father (Mt. 28:19-20). As believers (Mt. 5:13-16), we seek to save the lost (1 Cor. 9:19-23), love others in word and deed (1 Pet. 4:11), work for righteousness and justice (Amos 5:24), and care for the hurting and needy (1 Jn. 3:16-18).
Faith Church is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America