We are Christian
Along with all orthodox Christian traditions, we affirm the ancient Christian creeds which arose out of the earliest Ecumenical Councils, namely the Apostles Creed, the Nicene Creed, the Chalcedonian Creed, and the Athanasian Creed. In short, these creeds affirm God’s Triune nature, mankind’s sinfulness and need of salvation, the full divinity and humanity of Jesus Christ, and God’s establishment of one, holy, catholic (universal) and apostolic (scriptural) Church as Christ’s living presence here on earth.
We are Protestant
This means that we “protest” against all forms and traditions which stand opposed to God’s plan of salvation as found in the Bible. We thus identify with that great church reform movement that arose in the 1500s and which sided with God’s grace against the prevailing rituals and legalism of the day. We agree with the classic Protestant slogans which summarize what it means to trust God entirely for our salvation: Scripture Alone, Christ Alone, Faith Alone, Grace Alone, and God’s Glory Alone. In short, classical Protestantism stands with God’s grace and against human pride, so that believers may be certainly assured of their salvation despite their great sin.
We are Reformed
We identify with that particular branch of the Protestant Church that attempts to “reform” all our theology and practice in light of God’s Word. We thus seek to shape each part of our church life by the Scriptures, including the way we worship and the way we are governed. At the same time, we uphold Christian freedom in areas of life that the Bible does not address clearly. At its best, the Reformed tradition is thus marked by a commitment to a sincere simplicity and a deep humility. The most systematic explanation of our beliefs is found in the Westminster Confession of Faith (1648), while the most pastoral expression is found in the Heidelberg Catechism (1563).
We are Evangelical
By this, we do not mean any particular sub-culture or political movement within American Christianity, but rather the historic Christian commitments to the authority of the Bible, the necessity of individual conversion, and a commitment to obey Jesus’ command to make disciples of all nations by the spread of the Gospel until He comes again to make all things new.
We are Cross-Cultural
As the Gospel has gone forth into all nations, so have the nations come to our church; and our Sunday mornings reflect this great reality, particularly when the local universities are in session. We actively embrace the Gospel's work to break down the wall of hostility between cultures, and worship together as one family united in Christ alone. We rejoice in hope, longing for that great day when we shall join that great multitude in heaven that no one can number, redeemed sinners from every nation, tribe, people and language, all crying out together in a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!"
For a further explanation of what we believe, see below.