We envision a revived and redeemed Montgomery and world through the transforming power of the Gospel.
We want to be a church for all people to be rooted, gathered, and scattered.
- Rooted in the word of God and work of Christ.
- Gathered in Gospel community.
- Scattered to cultivate the kingdom of God.
The trees serve as a visual reminder of our mission–that we strive to be ROOTED in the word of God and the work of Christ, GATHERED together in gospel community, and SCATTERED to cultivate the kingdom of God.
Foundational Beliefs & Core Values
The gospel is the good news revealed by God's word that He is redeeming His creation and saving His people from sin into a personal relationship and divine community with His Son, Jesus Christ. We seek to have others experience the peace and wholeness that comes from rest and renewal in Christ.
The gospel is at the center of all our core values. Through the gospel, the Holy Spirit converts, convicts, convinces, and comforts us in Christ, thereby producing a culture of:
Life Change: We seek to change because we have been changed.
- The gospel frees our hearts by the Spirit of God to love Jesus Christ above all other loves and this power transforms our lives, families, city and world.
- We "are in the world...but "not of the world." (John 17:15-16)
Authenticity: We do not pretend to be perfect.
- The gospel secures us in Christ and enables us to honestly share our lives without fear or pretense.
- We "have this treasure in jars of clay." (2 Corinthians 4:7)
Contagious Joy: We want our joy to attract others to Jesus.
- The gospel allows us to have delight in Christ, his people, and his good gifts tempered by love and sacrifice.
- We want our "light to shine before others." (Matthew 5:16)
Belonging: We seek to be a refuge for all people.
- The gospel unites us in Christ and empowers us to offer a place of refuge for all people to lovingly grow together in Jesus.
- "We are one body in Christ." (Romans 12:5)
Mobilization: We prepare and send people to do God’s work.
- The gospel equips us to be ministers who intentionally worship and work for the kingdom of God.
- We "equip the saints for the work of ministry." (Ephesians 4:12)
Sacrifice: We pursue others in love by serving.
- The gospel compels us to be servants who reflect the courageous and costly sacrifice of our Savior with humility and delight.
- We "lose our lives for Christ's sake." (Matthew 10:39)
Prayer Dependency: We need God in every aspect of our lives.
- The gospel breeds a knowledge of our weaknesses and God’s greatness to foster an ever-increasing dependence upon the Holy Spirit in bringing Christ’s kingdom to reality.
- We "pray without ceasing." (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
What We Believe
Presbyterian Church in America
- 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.
-From the Presbyterian Church in America Website