Skyview Presbyterian Church is a gathering of people seeking to know and please God. We are a group of committed disciples, interested in God's promises in Jesus Christ for our hope, meaning and direction. We admit ourselves to be profoundly imperfect but we take heart in a God of mercy and restoration for us all.
We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).
This means we are:
Evangelical-- We affirm the Christian historic message summarized in the Apostles' Creed.
Reformed-- We are committed to the teaching of the 16th Century Reformation, summarized in the Westminster Standards.
Presbyterian-- We have an elder-ruled church government.
Biblical-- We believe that God has revealed Himself in the Scriptures, which are without error and are completely trustworthy. Therefore, the Bible is our ultimate authority. It contains everything we need to know God and faithfully follow Jesus.
Historic-- We are committed to the timeless message of the Bible, which was taught by the early church, and rediscovered in its fullness in the Protestant Reformation.
The PCA is a "confessional" denomination. This means that we have a written "confession of faith" which we believe to be a good and accurate summary of the teaching of whole Bible. Skyview confesses the Westminster Confession of Faith with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms.
Here is a brief summary of our faith:
We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.
We believe in the Holy Trinity. There is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that all are sinners and totally unable to save themselves from God’s displeasure, except by His mercy.
We believe that salvation is by God alone as He sovereignly chooses those He will save. We believe His choice is based on His grace, not on any human individual merit, or foreseen faith.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who through His perfect life and sacrificial death atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him, alone, for salvation.
We believe that God is gracious and faithful to His people not simply as individuals but as families in successive generations according to His Covenant promises.
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells God’s people and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him.
We believe that Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself.
We believe that all aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
For a more detailed resource explaining the doctrine and practice of Skyview and the PCA, please download our Discovery Class Syllabus. This is the same resource Skyview provides to interested inquirers and new members.