To know God and to make God known through lives transformed by Christ.
We joyfully pursue our Vision by:
Deepening our relationship with God through inspiring worship, energizing prayer, and increasing reliance on the Holy Spirit.
Transforming our lives by studying God’s Word, developing greater intimacy with Christ and one another, and living the Christian life.
Journeying beyond our walls to show the love of Jesus Christ to our community and the world.
St. Andrew’s is a member congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA), which believes and affirms the following:
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is God’s story setting out God’s plan for our salvation and defining our relationship with God and each other. The Bible is the unique and authoritative witness to Christ in the world and our ultimate guide in the Christian life. (Acts 8:30-35, Romans 15:4, 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We believe prayer is our essential and intimate conversation with God. Through prayer we praise God, give thanks for our blessings, confess our failings, and petition God to intercede in our lives and the lives of others. Through prayer we receive strength, comfort, and guidance. (Mark 11:24-26, James 5:13-17)
We believe that God desires a deep and powerful relationship with each of us. Jesus told us that the Greatest Commandment is “you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” Because Jesus loves us, He commands us to love our neighbor as ourselves. (Matthew 22:37-39)
We believe we are commanded to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
We believe that God calls us to love and serve others. We strive to live out our faith by doing our best to show the love of Jesus to everyone, fulfilling Jesus’ commandment to “love one another as I have loved you.” (John 14:12)
We believe the Church is the Body of Christ on earth, binding all believers into one universal community. We believe as members of this community, we are dependent upon each other and upon the grace of God in Christ. We believe the Church encourages and empowers believers to use their spiritual gifts to collectively carry out Christ’s commandments to preach the Good News, to love our neighbors, and to serve all people of the world. (Acts 2:42-44, Romans 12:4-6a, Colossians 1:17-18)
The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) consists of two volumes. Part I is The Book of Confessions, which contains the historical confessional documents. Part II, The Book of Order, consists of three sections: Form of Government; Directory for Worship; and Rules of Discipline.