“In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit, we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks and to live holy and joyful lives, even as we watch for God’s new heaven and new earth praying, ‘Come, Lord Jesus.’” —From “A Brief Statement of Faith”
Our core beliefs center on:
- the sovereignty of God
- the authority of the scripture
- justification by grace through faith
- the priesthood of all believers
What that means is that God is the supreme authority throughout the universe. Our knowledge of God and God’s purpose for humanity comes from the Bible, particularly what is revealed in the New Testament through the life of Jesus Christ. Our salvation through Jesus is God’s generous gift to us and not the result of our own accomplishments. It is everyone’s job – ministers and lay people alike – to share this Good News with the whole world. That is also why the Presbyterian church is governed at all levels by a combination of clergy and laity, men and women alike.
More information about the Presbyterian church, its beliefs and history, can be found at https://www.presbyterianmission.org/what-we-believe/.
HBPC is a member of the St. Augustine Presbytery. More information can be found at the St. Augustine Presbytery website.