Our Founding Principles
The Bible, God’s Word, is the foundational authority in the church. We desire to base our worship and our very lives on its teaching.
We are a Protestant congregation, committed to the doctrine that sinful people can only be made right with God by faith in Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God.
We are committed to Reformed theology. Our teaching and preaching reflects the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms, the systematic statement of the Bible’s teaching adopted by our denomination as its doctrinal summary.
We believe that the form of government appointed by Christ for the church’s well-being is Presbyterian. This means that government in our church is exercised through the ministry of elders who are called by God and recognized by the people.
Our Vision of Ministry
To fulfill our mission as a local expression of Christ’s church, we seek to glorify God and enjoy Him forever as we…
- worship Him in Spirit and in truth, according to the Bible.
- understand Biblical doctrine, summarized by the Westminster Confession of Faith.
- love Him with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.
- center our lives, individually and corporately, on the Lord Jesus Christ.
Encourage Each Other in the Faith
- pray and worship God as a congregation, in families, and individually.
- know the Word of God, under the teaching and discipline of the elders.
- be faithful stewards of the responsibilities, gifts, and resources that God has given us.
- be involved in each other’s lives and responsive to each other’s needs.
- look forward to the day when Christ returns and we will be with Him forever.
Proclaim Christ to the World
- evangelize – locally through preaching and teaching, globally through missions.
- bear witness – knowing, practicing, and defending our faith in Christ.
The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) was founded by 250 congregations in 1973, and now consists of over 1500 congregations with more than 300,000 members.
Our congregation began worshiping in 1984 as a mission of Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church of Hyattsville and Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Annapolis. We were organized as the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Bowie in October 1985.