2014 Confessional Statement

ALEXANDRIA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH’S CONFESSIONAL STATEMENT

The Session of the Alexandria Presbyterian Church, meeting this fourteenth day of October, 2014, reaffirm the action of the Session of the Alexandria Presbyterian Church from the sixth day of May, 2001, in joining faithful believers throughout the Church in confessing:

  • That Jesus Christ alone is Lord of all and the way of salvation.

  • That Holy Scripture is the triune God’s revealed Word, the Church’s only infallible rule of faith.

  • That God’s people are called to holiness in all aspects of life. This includes honoring the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman. Scripture and our Confessions teach that God’s intention for all people is to live either in fidelity within the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman or in chastity in singleness.

We, therefore, announce our commitment to the Confessing Church Movement and we implore all Presbyterians who share these historic Christian convictions to:

  • Renew their individual commitments to the above confessions.

  • Urge their session and presbytery to affirm these confessions and to declare that they will not ordain, install or employ in any ministry position any person who will not affirm them.

  • Urge the 2001 General Assembly to instruct the General Assembly Council to require that all program personnel uphold these confessions and ensure that these confessions are followed faithfully in all programs and policies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

In response to the grace of God through Jesus Christ, the mission of the First Presbyterian Church of Alexandria, Pennsylvania is:

  • To proclaim and celebrate the good news of Jesus Christ;

  • To gather as a community to worship God with dignity, warmth and beauty;

  • To nourish personal faith and commitment through study, fellowship and prayer;

  • To work for love, justice and peace;

  • To be a caring Christian community witnessing to God’s love day by day;

  • To work locally and beyond within our denomination and the larger Christian Church;

  • To be a telling presence in the Juniata Valley area.

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