values & beliefs
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the most beautiful things about Jesus that is often overlooked in the Bible is the way he dealt with skeptics. This may come as a surprise, but Jesus in the Bible actually welcomed those who struggle with doubt to come. He invited those with hurts and pains, those with hard questions, and those, who with vulnerability confessed a desire to believe but not the ability to carry it out. We want to do the same.
We know what it’s like to live in a broken world and are familiar with the struggle of trying to reconcile the things we’ve seen and experienced with the thought of there being a good God. We make room for honest and hard conversations and welcome those with doubt to come as they are.
What We Believe
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.
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.
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.
We believe that salvation is accomplished by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, for God’s glory alone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Sunday Worship 10:00am
4875 Lilburn Stone Mountain Rd.
Lilburn, GA 30047