Beliefs

What does the Presbyterian Church (USA) believe?

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.

God comes to us in free and undeserved favor in the person of Jesus Christ who lived, died, and rose for us that we might belong to God and serve Christ in the world. Following Jesus, Presbyterians are engaged in the world and in seeking thoughtful solutions to the challenges of our time.

Presbyterians affirm that God comes to us with grace and love in the person of Jesus Christ, who lived, died, and rose for us so that we might have eternal and abundant life in him. As Christ’s disciples, called to ministry in his name, we seek to continue his mission of teaching the truth, feeding the hungry, healing the broken, and welcoming strangers. God sends the Holy Spirit to dwell within us, giving us the energy, intelligence, imagination, and love to be Christ’s faithful disciples in the world.

More than two million people call the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) their spiritual home. Worshiping in 10,000 Presbyterian congregations throughout the United States, they engage the communities in which they live and serve with God’s love.

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The First Presbyterian Church of Allegan Mission Statement:

Rejoice in God’s Love…
We believe that the overwhelming message of God to us is love.  This love is available to us because we are all God’s children, whether we acknowledge that or not!  There is nothing that we can do to earn God’s love.  It is already there before we are even old enough to be aware of it.  We celebrate and praise God because of this unbelievable and uncontainable love.

Reflect God’s Grace…
When we understand that we are loved by God, we immediately ask ourselves, “Why”?  We remember all of the things that we do to ourselves and do to others to not live into our God given potential are sin.  Our sin and guilt keep us from growing closer in a relationship with God.  The good news is that there is grace from God and forgiveness.  We are called to reflect that grace and forgiveness from God to others.

Respond to God’s Will…
God has given everyone gifts and talents that are meant to be developed and to be used as we love God, our neighbors and ourselves our whole life long.