Our vision is to boldly extend the invitation Jesus makes to us, to everyone.
Statement of Faith
As a congregation, we reaffirm what the church in all ages and places has proclaimed as a foundation of the Christian faith:
THE APOSTLES’ CREED
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic (universal) church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
We recognize that humanity is created in the image of God, separated from God by sin, lost and in need of forgiveness. In the person of Jesus Christ we see the Trinity of God most plainly; through His atoning death and physical resurrection we receive forgiveness and eternal life. The church is the Body of Christ on Earth to spread His Kingdom, and embody His love for the world.
We also feel it important to emphasize our commitment to two additional doctrines:
THE UNIQUENESS OF JESUS CHRIST
We believe God has spoken to people of the world, so
that human beings know of God’s goodness and existence (Hebrews 1:1-3, Romans 1:19-21). We affirm that salvation comes by God’s grace to sin-filled people, through faith in Jesus Christ alone (Acts 4:12, John 14:6).
THE AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE
In confusing times, it is imperative to define how we make difficult decisions. We affirm that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are inspired by God and authoritative to direct the behavior of God’s people in matters of faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16, Psalm 119:2-4). We also affirm the primacy of the Scriptures over all other creeds, which exist to reflect the teaching and affirmations of the Scripture in certain times and situations.
In everything we seek humility and reliance on God’s Spirit to guide us. God is judge, not human beings. Our faith compels us not to pass judgment, but to preach and live the gospel in loving relationships, with urgency and respect for all. Like the Reformers we proclaim: in essentials, unity; in non-essentials, diversity; in all things, charity.
We extend the invitation of Jesus by living out the values at the core of our church:
TANGIBLE CARE AND HOSPITALITY
We show the heart of Jesus through the care we lavish on others.
A FOCUS ON ALL GENERATIONS
We teach, serve, and pour into all ages because faith is a lifelong journey.
A SPIRIT OF POSSIBILITY
We harness the creativity God blesses us with and believe we can do great things through Him.
AWARENESS OF THE WORLD
We look beyond ourselves to be change agents for our local and global community.
A WELCOMING ON-RAMP
We meet people wherever they are on their faith journey, providing a variety of avenues to encounter Jesus.
A WILLINGNESS TO LIVE IN THE TENSION
We engage in tough issues—acknowledging our differences but bringing grace to the dialogue.
Read more in our Imagine Church vision book.
Our Denomination: ECO
CPC is affiliated with ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.
ECO’S CORE VALUES
Jesus-shaped Identity: We believe Jesus Christ must be at the center of our lives and making disciples of Jesus at the core of our ministry.
Biblical Integrity: We believe the Bible is the unique and authoritative Word of God, teaching all that is necessary for faith and life. The prominence of God’s Word over our lives shapes our priorities, and the unrivaled authority of the Bible directs our actions to be in concert with Christ’s very best for our lives.
Thoughtful Theology: We believe in theological education, constant learning, and the life of the mind, and we celebrate this as one of the treasures of our Reformed heritage.
Accountable Community: We believe guidance is a corporate spiritual experience. We want to connect leaders to one another in healthy relationships of accountability, synergy, and care.
Egalitarian Ministry: We believe in unleashing the ministry gifts of women, men, and every ethnic group.
Missional Centrality: We believe in living out the whole of the Great Commission—including evangelism, spiritual formation, compassion, and redemptive justice—in our communities and around the world.
Center-focused Spirituality: We believe in calling people to the core of what it means to be followers of Jesus—what “mere Christianity” is and does—and not fixate on the boundaries.
Leadership Velocity: We believe identifying and developing gospel-centered leaders is critical for the church, and a great leadership culture is risk-taking, innovative, and organic.
Kingdom Vitality: We believe congregations should vigorously reproduce new missional communities to expand the Kingdom of God.