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What We Believe

Mission Statement

Responding to God’s grace, we are called to be a welcoming community, following Jesus, serving joyfully, and sharing God’s love with each other and the world.

 

 

Theology

What do Presbyterians believe?

Presbyterians pride themselves on taking time and working thoughtfully through matters of faith and life. What we believe matters. The Presbyterian Mission Agency has more resources on a variety of theological and social issues.

We believe in the God who created all, who came to earth in the form of Jesus Christ, who died and rose again to free us from sin so we might live and serve joyfully together. We believe that the Spirit accompanies us on this journey, guiding us as we seek to be faithful each day. One way that faith is expressed is through The Brief Statement of Faith.

We underline those beliefs at Sinking Spring through our worship, through our commitment to teaching and learning, through struggling with Scripture, and through our deep commitment to serving others in Durham and beyond. Our beliefs must work in partnership with real action in the world.

Worship

Worship is at the core of who we are — as a community and as individual people of faith. God gathers us — young and old, from different backgrounds and neighborhoods — to listen for the Spirit’s dynamic work among us. We bring our burdens and joys as we pray and sing, as we gather around scripture, listening for God’s promises. These promises are both words of comfort when things get hard, and words of challenge to use what we have been given to serve others and serve God.

All are welcome here.

Our worship is traditional in form, but far from stuffy and overly formal.