The Church of Jesus Christ has many parts, yet is one body

1 Corinthians 12:18-20

Who we Are

We are believers in Jesus Christ, people who seek to follow the Lord each day and grow in faith, hope and love.  We are God’s people and we desire to share our faith and joy with others. We draw strength from the Lord through prayer, worship, service to others, studying God's word and supporting and encouraging one another. 

 

We belong to the Presbyterian Church (USA), and are part of the Presbytery of Ohio Valley within the Synod of Lincoln Trails.  From the way we worship, to the deign of the worship space, to how the church is governed, it is all deeply theological in nature (based on scripture).  We believe that the body of Christ is connected, one to another, through Christ and as such we are not an independent 'church' all by ourselves here in Brownstown.  Instead, we belong to the Church of Jesus Christ wherever it is found!  We belong to a denomination with over 1.3 million members!  We pray for one another, we support one another, and we do the work God has called us to do together, united in Christ Jesus our Lord to the glory of God alone!


What does it mean to be presbyterian?

In a nutshell, it means that we are a church ruled by elders (presbyters; 1 Peter 5) who seek the guidance of Holy Spirit in carrying out the mission of Christ's Church.  It also means that we believe we are faithfully following the precepts of scripture in everything we do; from worship, to our understanding of the meaning and purpose of life (by living out our Christian Vocation), to our motivations in every area of our lives.  We are to live lives of GRATITUDE for all God has done for us (Colossians 3:15 / Hebrews 12:28) and we are to use our time, talents, and our treasure in grateful response to God and live our lives in ethical ways for  the sake of God's goodness and grace!


Check out more in the Beliefs section!