Saturday, June 23, 2012

Who We Are

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Christ Presbyterian Church is a community of disciples of Jesus Christ in Salt Lake City. The vision of Christ Presbyterian Church is a worshiping community that by God's grace and for His glory, makes and grows disciples of Jesus Christ. We seek a community where members minister to one another and the world, and that finds its unity in our common Lord. All this is done by means of the Word and the Spirit, and is to the end that Christ's kingdom may be extended by the conversion of unbelievers and the sanctification and equipping of believers.
Christ Presbyterian is a local congregation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. The OPC is a conservative and evangelical denomination that was forced to leave the mainline Presbyterian church over growing liberalism in that body in the 1930's. Though new to Utah, the OPC has over 260 churches, as well as ties with other Presbyterian and Reformed denominations.
The OPC believes the Bible to be the Word of God. It is our only infallible rule of faith and practice. We believe that we are, by nature, rebels against our Maker and without hope, except for the mercy we have been shown in Jesus Christ. We affirm that we are saved by God's grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone. We also affirm that Jesus is Lord over every area of life and calls us to serve Him in all we do.