Statement of Faith

We believe in God, the Eternal Spirit, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and our Father, and to his deeds we testify:

He calls the worlds into being, creates man in his own image and sets before him the ways of life and death.

He seeks in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin.

He judges men and nations by his righteous will declared through prophets and apostles.

In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and risen Lord, he has come to us and shared our common lot, conquering sin and death and reconciling the world to himself.

He bestows upon us his Holy Spirit, creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ, binding in covenant faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races.

He calls us into his church to accept the cost and joy of discipleship, to be his servants in the service of men, to proclaim the gospel to all the world and resist the powers of evil, to share in Christ’s baptism and eat at his table, to join him in his passion and victory.

He promises to all who trust him forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace, courage in the struggle for justice and peace, his presence in trial and rejoicing, and eternal life in his kingdom which has no end.

Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto him.


Other Historic Confessions

There are a number of other Historic Confessions and Statements that our pastor often refers if you would like more specific of influences for the beliefs shared.

The Lausanne Covenant came out of an international conference of evangelicals in 1974.

Statement of Faith for the National Association of Evangelicals is also broadly accepted.

Savoy Declaration was an update on the Westminster Confession with the congregational polity practiced at St. Paul's. There is also a great appreciation to the German Reformed heritage of the church with the Heidelberg Catechism and The Three Forms of Unity.