As Presbyterians, we’re part of a centuries-old faith tradition which focuses on… the love of God as shown to us in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ… the Bible as the principal means of understanding that love… and the Church as the hands and heart of Christ to express that love to the world.
As Presbyterians, we’re also part of an inclusive community of faith that believes in welcoming men and women, young and old, people of all races and ethnicity to all aspects of life and ministry within the church. We welcome the hard questions and the honest concerns of those who wrestle with doing business and raising families and going to school in an uncertain and fragmented world. Seeking God’s guidance, we try to find the answers together.
From the website of the Presbyterian Church (USA) [www.pcusa.org]
“Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve.
“God comes to us in free and undeserved favor in the person of Jesus Christ who lived, died, and rose for us that we might belong to God and serve Christ in the world. Following Jesus, Presbyterians are engaged in the world and in seeking thoughtful solutions to the challenges of our time.
“Presbyterians affirm that God comes to us with grace and love in the person of Jesus Christ, who lived, died, and rose for us so that we might have eternal and abundant life in him. As Christ’s disciples, called to ministry in his name, we seek to continue his mission of teaching the truth, feeding the hungry, healing the broken, and welcoming strangers. God sends the Holy Spirit to dwell within us, giving us the energy, intelligence, imagination, and love to be Christ’s faithful disciples in the world.
“More than two million people call the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) their spiritual home. Worshiping in 10,000 Presbyterian congregations throughout the United States, they engage the communities in which they live and serve with God’s love.”
For a deeper understanding of Presbyterian beliefs and history, visit http://gamc.pcusa.org/ministries/101.