What is the Gospel?

The way we grow as Christians is the same way we become Christians: by embracing the Gospel, which is the incredible good news that we are “more sinful than we ever thought possible” but simultaneously “more loved and accepted through Jesus Christ than we dared imagine.” This incredible good news is at the center of all our teaching, preaching, and worship.
 
To understand and experience the “power of the gospel” (Romans 1:16) we must look at the cross. At the foot of the cross, we see Jesus take the punishment we deserved and also we see the love that He has for us. At the cross, God proves He is just (by punishing sin) and simultaneously proves his incredible grace—because instead of punishing us, He takes the punishment for us. This is the Gospel, and Jesus calls us to turn from our sin and believe this. In fact, in the Gospel of Mark, this is the first thing Jesus ever says: “Repent, and believe the gospel!” (Mark 1:15)
 
As we believe in the love of God displayed through Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection, we become transformed people, because we realize that God is not done with our world. He has plans for our individual lives and He has plans for all of creation. His Holy Spirit dwells within us, and we start to love the things God loves and reject the things He rejects. Instead of hating our enemies, we love them. Instead of holding on to grudges, we forgive. And as we grow as Christians, we never outgrow the Gospel, because we are constantly amazed at His grace and seeking to grasp “with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth of the love of Christ, and to be filled with the fulness of God” (Ephesians 3:17-19).

Are you in a denomination?

Yes—and we love it! We are a part of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC), which is a movement of churches that seeks to share the gospel throughout the world. We are linked by our common belief in the historic, orthodox beliefs of Christianity. To see what we mean by that, click here
 
Further, we are a “Presbyterian” church, which means that we are led by a team of volunteer elders—not just the paid pastors. Our church hires our own pastors & staff and also elects our own elders, which is a distinctive feature of a Presbyterian church. And the original Greek word in the Bible for “elder” is pronounced “presbyter,” which is where we get the hard-to-spell word, presbyterian.
 
To meet our pastors, click here. To meet our current elders, click here