The ultimate foundation for our beliefs are the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, which we believe to be the infallible and inerrant Word of God.
Our goal is to make sure that everything we think, say, and do is rooted in what God has revealed in Scripture. Therefore, we embrace the teachings of historic, orthodox Christianity: the Trinity, the deity and humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, his substitutionary death on the cross and bodily resurrection, the doctrines of free and sovereign grace, and salvation by grace through faith, just to name a few.
We believe that an accurate and comprehensive summary of the teaching of the Bible can be found in the Westminster Confession of Faith with the Westminster Larger and Shorter Catechisms, these documents constitute the official doctrinal statement of the Church. http://arpchurch.org/wpcontent/uploads/2015/10/Standards.pdf
Our primary confidence is in God’s means of grace.
We at Christ Church maintain a devotion to Christ in the teaching of his Word and in the breaking of bread. In an image driven culture of multi-media presentations, we remain confident in the two-media divinely appointed and given to the church through which our Lord is pleased to present himself and communicate with his people – the ministry of the Word and the administration of the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s supper. While the “many” media we experience everyday in the marketplace may bring temporal benefits to the areas of industry and entertainment, they do not have specific appointment from God for the worship of his name, and neither has he promised to work by them to communicate to sinners like us the eternal benefits found in Jesus Christ. Therefore our confidence before God is not in the various techniques of this passing age, but in the word of God and in the means he has ordered for our growth and keeping for the age to come. God has chosen the “foolishness” of the message preached to save those who believe, and he has ordered his church to preach the word and to remember and proclaim his name in the receiving of the bread and wine – “This do in remembrance of Me.”
In a society obsessed with quick fixes and instant gratification, it is hard for us to believe that the knowledge of God and growth in the Christian life can come through such simple, plain means as the faithful reading and preaching of the Scriptures, and a right participation in the sacraments. But these are exactly what God has given for his worship and as the two “keys” for Christian living. As we hear the Bible preached week after week, and as we receive by faith the body and blood of Christ in Communion, we are built up and strengthened for our pilgrimage to glory (Acts 2:42; Rom. 10:17; 6:3-4; I Cor. 11:23-26).
At Christ Church we are devoted to being
A place where the Historic Truths of Biblical Christianity are taught
A place where there is God-centered Worship with faithful preaching and teaching of God’s Word.
A place where World Missions and Church Planting is encouraged.
A place where believers support and encourage one another.
A place where people can come to know Jesus Christ.