What We Believe

whatwebelieveWestminster Presbyterian Church is an expression of God’s love to the Nacogdoches community and to the rest of the world. Our hope is that the people who are around us will see within our church, both when we are gathered and when we are out in the world as individuals, the love of Jesus Christ.

We welcome all to our church and believe that we offer a climate of worship which is best described as spiritual, but also classical and traditional.

In our worship we place emphasis on the proclamation of the Word, classical and traditional music, and the celebration of the sacraments. We offer a place of service for all who call Westminster home.

There is a heavy emphasis on mission and many of our members serve Christ as volunteers in various help agencies in Nacogdoches, many take time to help with other church programs such as Sunday School, youth and fellowship events.

As a Presbyterian church we are bound by our polity, which places the authority for governing the church with the active elders in the church who with the pastor make up the Session. These elders as well as the pastor are elected by the congregation.

Our basic beliefs are consistent with mainline Protestantism. We place a heavy emphasis on the sovereignty of God and our lives are lived out in gratitude for what God has accomplished for us in Jesus Christ.

Excerpted from Presbyterian Church U.S.A.

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Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve.

God comes to us in free and undeserved favor in the person of Jesus Christ who lived, died, and rose for us that we might belong to God and serve Christ in the world. Following Jesus, Presbyterians are engaged in the world and in seeking thoughtful solutions to the challenges of our time.

Presbyterians affirm that God comes to us with grace and love in the person of Jesus Christ, who lived, died, and rose for us so that we might have eternal and abundant life in him. As Christ’s disciples, called to ministry in his name, we seek to continue his mission of teaching the truth, feeding the hungry, healing the broken, and welcoming strangers. God sends the Holy Spirit to dwell within us, giving us the energy, intelligence, imagination, and love to be Christ’s faithful disciples in the world.

More than two million people call the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) their spiritual home. Worshiping in 10,000 Presbyterian congregations throughout the United States, they engage the communities in which they live and serve with God’s love.

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