About Us

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 We are followers of Jesus.  That statement can mean a lot of things to different people.  So, to help you get a sense of what we mean when we say we follow Jesus, here are some thoughts.  

First, we embrace both with our heads and our hearts the historic creeds of the universal church, which is made up of all those everywhere who believe the same basic things.  For instance, the most famous is The Apostles' Creed:

"I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.  And in Jesus Christ, His only-begotton Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and was buried.  He descended into hell; on the third day, He rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father, from whence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic [which simply means "universal"] church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the dead, and the life everlasting."   

Pretty heady stuff, but life-changing - and for those of us who believe, profoundly encouraging.  

We are part of something called the Protestant Reformation.  In the history of the Church, there have always (sadly) been conflicts - some of them important, others kind of ridiculous.  But the Reformation was one of the important ones. B.B. Warfield, a great theologian from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, wrote a short (it really is short, compared to a lot of other theological writings) summary of what the Reformation means to us, called "A Brief and Untechnical Statement of the Reformed Faith." You can read it by clicking here if you're interested. Good Stuff!  We recommend it! 

If you're really motivated, you can read our official theological standard, called The Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms.  The unofficial name, which is what it's usually known as, is the Westminster Confession and Catechisms. If you go to our denomination's website www.pcanet.org, you can find a copy of the standards there.  You can also browse the website and see what else the PCA does.  

If you have any questions about what we believe or how we "do church", we'd be delighted to talk with you.  Give us a call, drop us an email, text, facebook or tweet...the possibilities are endless!