Our Beliefs

We hope to see lives truly transformed by the gospel. This is the good news that God’s grace is given to us in Jesus Christ, not in living the “right way” or doing the “right thing.”

We affirm and teach:
  • We believe in the Trinity. There is one God who exists eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are one in power, glory, and sovereignty.
  • We believe in the full divinity and the full humanity of Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God. He is the fullest and final revelation of God to mankind, having two natures in the one person forever of faith and life.
  • We believe that all people are sinners and unable to save themselves or even cooperate with God in efforts to earn their salvation.
  • We believe that the Bible is the written Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is our infallible and divine authority in all matters.
  • We believe that salvation is by God’s action alone, who saves his people by drawing them to Jesus by his Holy Spirit. He convinces them of their sin and enlightens them so that they repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as he is offered in the gospel.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ, as the eternal Son of God, became man, lived, died, and rose again to make atonement for our sins. Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and mankind.
  • We believe that God’s Holy Spirit gives Christians the daily strength and wisdom they need to walk according to his will and grow in holiness. He alone can revive the church.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ shall return personally, visibly, and bodily to judge all humanity, receive his people unto himself, and eternally separate and punish those who are not his people.

We believe that the purest human expression of Scriptural doctrines is found in the Westminster Confession of Faith with the Larger and Shorter Catechism.


Christ Church is part of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), an evangelical and Reformed Presbyterian denomination, formed to be “faithful to the Scriptures, true to the reformed faith, and obedient to the Great Commission.” This means:

  • As an evangelical denomination, we emphasize the gospel (good news of salvation) through faith in Jesus Christ, as well as affirming other orthodox Christian doctrines and holding to the inerrancy of Scripture.
  • As a Reformed denomination, we are connected to the teachings of the historic church and the doctrinal beliefs recovered by the Protestant Reformation. These doctrinal beliefs are expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. All officers of the PCA must personally subscribe to and uphold the teachings of the Westminster Confession of Faith.
  • As a Presbyterian denomination, we are defined by our representative form of church government. Local churches are governed by a group of elders, or presbyters, elected by the members of the congregation. Representatives of local churches within a geographical area compose a presbytery. Representatives of presbyteries meet annually at the general assembly. Thus, through the combined efforts and resources of all the churches, we are able to advance God’s kingdom much more effectively. The committees and agencies of the PCA help lead this kingdom work.

For more information visit the PCA website or byFaith magazine, the official magazine of the PCA.