For the Glory of God We Are a Presbyterian Church
To be Presbyterian means that our church government is a representative government in which the entire congregation elects elders, for the administration of spiritual affairs, and deacons for mercy ministry. This, however, does not mean that the congregation has no further voice in church affairs, for annual and called meetings of the congregation are held throughout the year.
In practice, this means that:
- Presbyterians, ordain and install biblically qualified men to the office of elder and minster to serve Christ as His under-shepherds.
- This ruling body, although selected from amongst the membership by election, is to recognize that they govern as under-shepherds of Jesus Christ as revealed in His Word.
- In cases where elders may govern in a way that a member believes is unbiblical, the member may appeal to higher courts for a hearing and resolution.
Committed to Worshipping God together on Sundays
God, by His Spirit and Word, calls the world to honour Him as God and to worship Him only. Conscious of God’s grace to us in Jesus Christ, we respond in joyful obedience to publicly and formally worship Him twice each Lord’s Day. (Psalm 100)
Committed to Christian Fellowship
As a worshiping church, we commit ourselves to being a fellowship united in Christ. To live in mutual love, humility, and care as we spend time together. And using our resources and gifts for each other and the community. (Philippians 2:1-4; Colossians 3:14-17)
Committed to Glorifying God in Our Church Life
We seek to glorify God in:
- Our public worship on the Lord’s Day
- Our pastoral care, discipleship and nurture of one another during the week in various ways
- Our service to our local community by bringing them the gospel in word and deed
- The faithful exercise of church governance and church discipline for the peace, purity and prosperity of the church