What We Believe

"For the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ" Rev. 1:9

Sola Scriptura​

We reaffirm the inerrant Scripture to be the sole source of written divine revelation, which alone can
bind the conscience. The Bible alone teaches all that is necessary for our salvation from sin and is the
standard by which all Christian behavior must be measured.​

Solus Christus​

We reaffirm that our salvation is accomplished by the mediatorial work of the historical Christ alone. His
sinless life and substitutionary atonement alone are sufficient for our justification and reconciliation to
the Father.​

Sola Gratia​

We reaffirm that in salvation we are rescued from God’s wrath by His grace alone. It is the supernatural
work of the Holy Spirit that brings us to Christ by releasing us from our bondage to sin and raising us
from spiritual death to spiritual life.​

Sola Fide​

We reaffirm that justification is by grace alone through faith alone because of Christ alone. In
justification Christ’s righteousness is imputed to us as the only possible satisfaction of God’s perfect

Soli Deo Gloria​

We reaffirm that because salvation is of God and has been accomplished by God, it is for God’s glory and
that we must glorify Him always. We must live our entire lives before the face of God, under the
authority of God and for His glory alone.​

We believe that each of these Solas of the Reformation are clearly derived from God’s Holy Word.
We are a confessional church that only teaches what is in agreement with Scripture and with the
Westminster Standards (Confession & Catechisms). We firmly believe these confessional standards are a
faithful, rich summary of what the Bible teaches. As a secondary authority, even the Westminster
Confession of Faith testifies the Holy Spirit speaking through Scripture is our primary, ultimate authority:
“The supreme judge by which all controversies of religion are to be determined, and all decrees of
councils, opinions of ancient writers, doctrines of men, and private spirits, are to be examined, and in
whose sentence we are to rest, can be no other but the Holy Spirit speaking in the Scripture” (chapter 1,
section 10). See https://www.opc.org/wcf.html.