What do Presbyterians Believe?
As Presbyterians, we believe that our salvation through Jesus Christ is God’s generous gift to us and not the result of our own accomplishments. Therefore, even though we share common beliefs, we understand that God alone is Lord of the conscience, and it is up to each individual to understand what these principles mean in his or her life.
As a congregation, we challenge ourselves to remain strongly rooted in our Presbyterian heritage which is part of the Reformed Tradition. As members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) we believe in the priesthood of all believers, which is why the Presbyterian Church is governed at all levels by clergy and laity, men and women alike.
We believe unity is God’s gift to the Church in Christ. To be one with Christ is to be joined with all those whom Christ calls into relationship with him. In Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit, God unites persons through baptism regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, disability, geography, sexual orientation, or theological conviction. Therefore, there is no place in the life of the Church for discrimination against any person. In the name of Christ, we welcome all whom God calls into community and leadership in God’s Church.
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