Our beliefs all stem from a full commitment to the authority of the Bible as the inerrant, infallible Word of God.
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness" (2 Timothy 3:16)
This means that we believe in the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We acknowledge our total inability to save ourselves and, in faith, depend on Christ alone as our Savior. We acknowledge Him as Covenant Lord in every area of life, and we vow together to advance His Kingdom on earth.
The Westminster Standards (Confession of Faith, Larger and Shorter Catechisms) summarize what we believe the Bible to teach. We believe it to be the best expression of Biblical Christianity, but we believe that only the Scriptures are Inspired, and God Breathed (2 Tim 3:16, 2 Peter 1:19-21). As such the Westminster Standards are subordinate to the Word of God.
As the Standards are from the 17th Century, the RPCNA has created a Testimony to go alongside the Westminster Standards. The Testimony of the RPCNA clarifies what the Church believes the Westminster Standards to teach, and provides commentary on contemporary issues.
You can find the Westminster Standards alongside the Testimony in the RPCNA Constitution. Find it here: RPCNA Constitution
We are deeply committed to the Great Commission of our Lord. We conduct direct evangelism events led by our elders each month. The gospel is preached by our pastor in the open air in McKinney Square, with the congregation interacting with and praying with those who come by. Even our children are involved in the passing out of gospel tracts!
We also go door to door and talk to our neighbors about the gospel. Our people love to share the good news of Christ with their neighbors and invite others to meet Jesus in the worship services as the Samaritan woman did (John 4).
On his personal blog, our pastor has written on the need to go into the open to preach Christ Crucified. That article can be found here.
The following video clip shows what you might expect at one of our open air preaching events at the McKinney Square:
We believe God requires us to worship as He has set forth in His Word (Deuteronomy 12:32, Mark 7:7-9). The Worship of God is first and foremost about glorifying our Creator and Redeemer. Yet at the same time we are called to enjoy it as our hearts are knit to Him. We must truly worship in Spirit and in Truth. Here is a brief explanation of what is called the Regulative Principle of Worship: