Statement of Faith

tpc_wcfThe final authority for the faith and life of a historic Reformed Presbyterian church is the Bible. The Bible is a large book, however, and there are different interpretations of its message, even among evangelical Protestant Christians.

For that reason, it is not sufficient to simply declare that we believe the Bible is the Word of God. There is a need for summary statements of its teachings, which, although subordinate to the Bible itself, set forth the teachings of the Bible.

While most churches may have a simple, short, statement of faith, the statement of faith of Trinity Presbyterian Church is The Westminster Confession of Faith. All men in leadership positions at Trinity Presbyterian Church hold fast to this Confession as a summary statement of the truths of Scripture. The Westminster Confession of Faith may be accessed, on-line, at the Presbyterian Church of America.

Our Name

One of the most important truths of the Christian faith is contained in the Biblical teaching of the Triune nature of God. This teaching of Scripture that the True God is Triune is a distinctive doctrine of Christianity which sets it apart from all of the man-made religions of the world. Simply stated, this doctrine is that the one True God is One Being (not three) eternally existing in Three Persons. As regards personhood, God is three and as regards being, God is one.

It is the essence of Biblical Christianity to declare that the self-contained, personal, Triune God is the measure of all things so that all facts of the universe, whether they are scientific, psychological, sociological, economic, or political facts, etc., derive their meaning only in terms of the Triune God and His spoken Law-Word.

As we begin with the existence of the Triune God as the first FACT of all the universe, so our lives, our families, our businesses, our churches, our governments, and every institution in our society must be founded upon the truth of His Word.

The Lord Jesus Christ said, “Man shall not live on bread alone, buy on every word that proceeds from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). God’s people must look to the Triune God and His Word as the basis for all of life. “For the Lord is our Judge, the Lord is our Lawgiver, the Lord is our King. He will save us” (Isaiah 33:22). It is our hope that the name “Trinity Presbyterian Church” will always serve as a reminder of this godly perspective of life!

Our Purpose: Advancing the Cause of Christ

The purpose of Trinity Presbyterian Church is to motivate the people of God toward a spiritually mature walk with the true and living God by teaching them the doctrines of God’s word—using as a guide the Westminster Confession of Faith—so that they are equipped to infiltrate the world with God’s truth in every sphere of life; and so that they are equipped to communicate the Gospel and disciple converts to the end that the kingdom of God is triumphantly expanded and the kingdom of the world diminished.

Matthew 28:18-20
Genesis 1:26-28; 2:15
Ephesians 4:12-16
Hebrews 10:22-25

Membership

Trinity Presbyterian Church welcomes all people to come worship with us. We recognize that you may be in many different places in your walk with Christ. At the same time, we encourage growth and development in your walk. Our members must make a credible profession of faith in Christ and a commitment to live as becomes the followers of Christ in their personal life, family life, church life, and public life. Please talk with one of our elders to inquire more about membership at Trinity.