John Knox Presbyterian Church is empowered by the Holy Spirit to be a living vessel of God's unconditional love. Unafraid to respond to God's call, we dream holy dreams, risk growth and boldly live as a community of disciples. Emulating Jesus Christ, we enrich lives through our worship, education and mission.
In the triune God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
The Bible is God's Word to us
We are saved by grace through faith
The sacrament of Baptism symbolizes inclusion in the family of God
The sacrament of the Lord's Supper is a symbolic meal open to all who confess faith in Christ
We are Reformed and always reforming
The confessions of our church are authentic and reliable expositions of what Scripture leads us to believe and do
In cultivating opportunities to experience God in community
Who Are Presbyterians?
The Presbyterian Church was established in the 16th Century during the development of Protestantism. Originally influenced by John Calvin's involvement in the French Protestant movement, this focus on a balance of power through "elder" (Greek: presbuteros) leadership in the church, made its way to the British Isles, where it flourished and was launched into the rest of the world.
Presbyterians are unique in that:
1.) We are Reformed (and always reforming!) and use the Bible and Book of Confessions to guide our beliefs.
2.) Ultimately, we believe God is lord of the conscience, and each person must decide their own faith for themselves. Questions, doubts, and thoughtful dialogue are welcome here.
3.) We elect elders who serve on the governing board of the church, the Session. The form of church governance is representative (the United States government is founded on the Presbyterian model).