What We Believe
Redeemer Presbyterian Church is a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) denomination. We embrace the Reformed Tradition and a Covenant Theological perspective of Scripture. We emphasize the sovereignty of God, the authority of Scripture as God's Word, the centrality of Christ as the author and finisher of our faith, and the necessity for holiness as the pursuit of every Christian.
The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church in America, which is subject to and subordinate to the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, the inerrant Word of God, consists of its doctrinal standards set forth in the Westminster Confession of Faith, together with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, and the Book of Church Order, comprising the Form of Government, the Rules of Discipline and the Directory for Worship; all as adopted by the Church. (Preface to the Book of Church Order, Section III)
How should I view Sunday morning worship?
Worship is assigning worth and value to something or someone. When we gather for worship on Sunday, we come together to assign ultimate worth to God. Assigning greater worth to humans is called Humanism. Assigning greater worth to our experience is called Existentialism. Assigning greater worth to our opinions is called Relativism. All of these things can be distilled to this one thought: If we are not honoring God then we are in some way honoring ourselves.
We desire to declare God the most worthy of honor, so when we leave worship on a Sunday morning there is one question we should answer in the positive above all other questions: is our heavenly Father rejoicing over that time of worship? Answering this question in the affirmative should be our primary objective and the source of our satisfaction. Too often we approach worship looking first for how we will be ministered to, spiritually fed, entertained, or helped in some way. It is not that spiritual nourishment is not important, and God surely cares about our needs, but if that is why we are coming to church then we have missed the point of worship. On Sunday mornings, we must ask ourselves what we value most. What is the main reason we gather? Is the greatest value found in what we may get from God or is it in God himself—his presence and honor? To what you are giving ultimate honor, worth, and value is what you are worshipping. When we gather to worship, we want that "ultimate" to be God.