values & beliefs

CELEBRATING

We celebrate and rejoice in the greatness, glory, and beauty of God, having our hearts captured by His ultimate worth, that in every sphere of our lives He would be declared and demonstrated as our supreme value and greatest joy.

GROWING

We are growing deeper in the knowledge of God, the knowledge of ourselves, and the glorious reality of who we are in Christ, to the end that our worship is deepened, our community is strengthened, and we are adequately equipped and empowered for a life of faith.

GATHERING

We are learning, living, and working in community in order to encourage one another toward greater faith, love, and hope, all through and because of the finished work of Christ.

ADVANCING

We see our primary calling as joining Christ in proclaiming and demonstrating the Gospel, through neighbor love, to make the name of Jesus known and to bring the realities of heaven to bear on earth.

What We Believe

GOD

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a living unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; the same in substance, and equal in power and glory. 

 

MANKIND

We believe that  all  people, men, women and children are made in the image of God, and with this have an ability to express and display His beauty. However, because of sin and a currupt nature, are ultimately unable to save themselves from God’s displeasure, except by His mercy.

JESUS CHRIST

We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life. We believe that Jesus, as our representative and substitute, died on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation. We believe he arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.

SALVATION

We believe that salvation is accomplished by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, for God’s glory alone.

THE BIBLE

We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.

COVENANT

We believe that the God of the Bible is the same God both in the Old and New Testament. This God is a promise making, promise keeping God who is gracious and faithful to His people, not simply as individuals but as families in successive generations to all people.

THE CHURCH

We believe that those who have been saved by the grace of God through union with Christ become part of His global church. Living as salt in a world that is decaying and light in a world that is dark, Christians should neither withdraw into seclusion from the world, nor become indistinguishable from it. It is the Church’s mission to build and advance the kingdom of God through the gospel of Jesus Christ by both word and deed. It is by the power and work of the Holy Sprit that our efforts are effective, and upon the second coming of Christ, that this work will one day be complete.

THE RETURN

 We believe that Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself. On that day the church will be presented faultless before God by the obedience, suffering, and triumph of Christ, and that all sin and its effects will purged and banished forever.

LORDSHIP

We believe that all aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) is a family of churches that are doctrinally Reformed and governmentally Presbyterian. By Reformed, we mean that we are connected to the teachings of the historic church and the doctrinal beliefs recovered by the Protestant Reformation. By Presbyterian, we describe our representative form of church government. Local churches are governed by a group of elders (or Presbyters), elected by the members of the congregation.

“Throughout the history of the church, Christians have used catechisms―collections of questions and answers designed for memorization and recitation―to teach others the core doctrines of the faith. The New City Catechism is a modern-day resource aimed at reintroducing this ancient method of teaching to Christians today.” To check it out, CLICK HERE!

SERVICE TIME

Sunday Worship 10:00am

VISIT US

4875 Lilburn Stone Mountain Rd.
Lilburn, GA 30047

CALL US

770-279-1929

James Martin

james@parkviewchurch.net

James and his family recently moved here from Philadelphia PA to serve as our Lead Pastor. He is married to his wife Elizabeth and has two children, James Jr. and Hudson. He is a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary. Over the last five years James has been involved in church planting and church revitalization. James brings new passion and vision to the life and ministry of Parkview. In his spare time he enjoys exercise, travel, wrestling matches on the couch with his sons, and late night episodes of the Great British Baking Show on Netflix.