Beliefs

FPCSA is a Christ-Centered Presbyterian Church.

We trust in Jesus Christ our Savior, acknowledge Him Lord of all and Head of the Church, and through Him believe in one God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We accept the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be, by the Holy Spirit, the unique and authoritative witness to Jesus Christ in the Church universal, and God’s Word to us.

We receive and adopt the essential tenets of the Reformed faith as expressed in the confessions of our church* as authentic and reliable explanations of what scripture leads us to believe and do, and we are instructed and led by those confessions as we seek to follow God.

One of those confessions is The Apostles’ Creed:

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again; He ascended into heaven, He is seated at the right hand of the Father and He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of the saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. 

We seek to serve others in obedience to Jesus Christ, under the authority of scripture, and continually guided by our confessions.

We are governed by the polity of the Presbyterian Church (USA). And we are friends among our colleagues in ministry, working with them, subject to the ordering of God’s Word and Spirit.

Each of us seeks to follow the Lord Jesus Christ, love our neighbors, and work for the reconciliation of the world.

We seek to further the peace, unity, and purity of the church.

We seek to serve others with energy, intelligence, imagination, and love.

We seek to faithfully minister, proclaiming the good news in Word and Sacrament, teaching faith, and caring for people. We are active in the government and discipline of our local congregation and the governing bodies of the Presbyterian Church (USA); and in our ministry we try to show the love and justice of Jesus Christ.