Beliefs

Logo for the Presbyterian Church USA.

Presbyterians, along with all other Christians, affirm Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. This is the central belief of the church, and the only belief necessary for membership in the Presbyterian Church. All individuals who affirm Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior; commit to trusting him; and seek to be his disciples, obey his word, and show his love are welcome to become members of Rose City Park Presbyterian Church.

We view the church primarily as a community whose purpose is to share the love of God in Jesus Christ in word and deed among each other and with all the world. We seek to fulfill Christ's mission on earth by:

Praising God Together. Through joyful and inspirational worship and a vibrant ministry of music and the arts, we are challenged to be a welcoming and inclusive community of faith, to explore our individual spiritual paths, and to reach out to others who seek relevance and meaning.

Learning in Community. Through a variety of programs for all ages, we will study and learn together in ways that engage and draw us into fellowship and urge us to feel the spirit's movement instead of imagining that the work is ours alone.

Growing in Community. Through fostering strong community relationships we discover and actualize opportunities to move us out the door into our neighborhood, bringing the community in and becoming a vital and indispensable presence in the neighborhood.

Sustaining a Community Home. Through using our building as a physical manifestation of our mission and vision for the future, we maintain a vibrant home for our members and a welcoming center of neighborhood, cultural and ecumenical activities that build a new covenant with our community.

A Brief Statement of Faith (excerpts)

In life and death we belong to God.

Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve.

We trust in Jesus Christ, fully human, fully God.

We trust in God, whom Jesus called Abba, Father.

We trust in God the Holy Spirit, everywhere the giver and renewer of life.

In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit, we strive to serve Christ in our daily lives, even as we watch for God's new heaven and new earth, praying, "Come, Lord Jesus!"

With believers in every time and place, we rejoice that nothing in life or death can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

(Glory to God: The Presbyterian Hymnal, Westminster John Knox Press, 2013, p. 37-38.)