Plains Presbyterian Church is a member of the Presbyterian Chuch in America (PCA). (The preceeding link will open in a new window.)
Our roots in our community and our historic denomination give us a sense of history, community and a deep identity in our faith, but we are also a church that is growing, looking forward to the future and looking outward into our community. Our vision draws us into the future and toward the challenges that face us, both as a local community of faith and as a part of the universal body of Christ. Our heart for others and for mission calls us to reach out to the people around us: those who are hurting and needy, both physically and spiritually, locally and abroad.
You will find that the Holy Bible holds the central and preeminent place in the teaching, worship, and life of Plains Church.
We believe that the Bible is:
- God’s Word, given to mankind through God’s servants, inspired by God Himself, and containing His revelation of Himself and His plan and means of salvation to mankind. It is inerrant and to be wholly trusted.
- God’s Authority, not resting on the testimony of men, or even of the Church, but embued with authenticity and power from God Himself as its author.
- God’s Revelation, teaching us everything that God wants us to know regarding His glory, our salvation, and the way that He wants us to live.
Confessions and Creeds
The important Confessions and Creeds of historical Christianity are documents that were penned in ages past by godly men as the church prayerfully sought out understanding of the teachings of the Bible. These documents are subordinate to the Bible and are useful only insofar as they support and illuminate the message of Scripture.
There are several Confessions and Creeds that we consider to be important. These have been penned at various times throughout the ages to help the church clarify points of doctrine and practice, often in response to heresies that were viewed at the time as threatening the purity of the Faith.
For more information on the place of the Confessions and Creeds, you may like to read these two excellent articles at the Ligonier Ministries website. (These links will open into a new window.)