Ordination of Elders
The Bible is God’s word, and the only infallible rule for our faith and life.  Our understanding of the primary doctrines taught in the Bible is explained in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms.  These are the standards that our church officer subscribe to uphold when they take office.

  • We believe that the Bible is without error.
  • We believe that the infinite-personal God revealed in its pages made us all, that we rebelled against His authority and are all dead in sin and deserving of His just judgment.
  • We believe that the only hope of deliverance from that judgment is faith in the substitutionary death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Through this faith, God gives us Christ’s own righteous record of living, as well as wiping clean our miserable record. We are free and forgiven, adopted as His own children to live new lives by the power of His Spirit. See B.B. Warfield’s “A Brief and Untechnical Statement of the Reformed Faith” for a concise summary of Reformed doctrine.

We practice Presbyterian church government.  This means we follow the biblical model of a rule by elders.  Our local church session is overseen by the Presbytery, which is made up of the pastors and elders from our region.  Our Presbytery is then overseen by the General Assembly, which is a representative body of 150 commissioners from all of the presbytery’s that meets every year.  This provides three levels of accountability, and helps to guard against the many pitfalls often faced by independent churches.