Proclaiming Good News to All Generations

Our Confession

We believe that the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, is the infallible and inerrant word of God.

We believe in and worship the one living and triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever, the maker of heaven and earth.

We believe that God created mankind, male and female, morally upright and in His image. As a result of sin and rebellion against God, however, mankind has fallen from this upright condition and the image of God has been severely marred in him. We believe that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

We believe that Jesus is the eternal Son of God who, in the fullness of time, took to Himself a human nature and was born of a virgin. He lived a sinless life and offered Himself at the cross to make full atonement for sinners. We believe that on the third day He was raised from the dead and now sits at the right hand of God the Father, interceding for His people, until He comes again to judge the living and the dead.

We believe that salvation is a gracious gift of God from beginning to end and is obtained by God’s grace through the repenting of ones sin and placing one’s trust and faith completely in the Lord Jesus Christ alone.

We affirm the historic Christian faith as expressed in the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed.

The Westminster Confession of Faith and the Westminster Larger and Westminster Shorter Catechisms provide a more complete expression of what we believe the Bible teaches.

Our Commitments

The truth of the Gospel. We share the commitment of Christians through the ages to the truths of the Gospel of salvation by grace through faith, a message that centers on the Person and work of Jesus as He is made known to us through the Bible by the Holy Spirit. In a confused world, we hear God speak with infallible authority in the Bible.

The riches of Christ. We are searching the Scriptures in order to discover and understand the treasure trove of truth and blessing that is the Christian’s inheritance through Jesus. At Immanuel we are learning together and helping each other understand and apply God’s word to the joys and challenges of our life circumstances.

Our fellowship in Jesus. At Immanuel Church God is building a community of people who have experienced His love in Jesus and who are learning how to love and serve each other for Jesus’ sake. This fellowship is a glorious and vital reality, and an oasis in our lonely and fractured society.

Our praise for God. Our amazement and delight at what God has done leads us to place an emphasis on joyful and reverent worship. Worship at Immanuel is traditional in style and centers on the praiseworthiness of God and His redeeming work through the atoning death and triumphant resurrection of Jesus.

You will see that we are committed to the inspiration and infallibility of the Bible as the very word of God. As a member of the Reformed family of churches, we accept the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Westminster Larger & Shorter Catechisms as a reliable (though not inspired) summary of what the Bible teaches.