At St. Andrews we strongly believe in welcoming everyone by extending a hand, and connecting with all. As a body of faith, we are called to worship and study together. We are called to grow together by nurturing one another in our individual journeys of faith.
We believe all are created in the glorious image of God and as such, do not discriminate against anyone based on sexual orientation, race, gender, gender expression, marital status, age, national origin, or ability.
As we seek to reflect the love and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, we stand against oppression of all forms and support the human dignity of all people.
We know that the Christian church as an institution has hurt and created mistrust among many people. We seek every day at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church to seek reconciliation with those who have been hurt.
Core Values of St. Andrews Presbyterian
It is the understanding of the church as the body of Christ that has led the Reformed tradition and the PC(USA) to develop some of its core values.
PC(USA) and St. Andrews
Some of the principles articulated by John Calvin are still at the core of Presbyterian beliefs. Among these are the sovereignty of God, the authority of Scripture, justification by grace through faith and the priesthood of all believers. What these tenets mean is that God is the supreme authority throughout the universe. Our knowledge of God and God’s purpose for humanity comes from the Bible, particularly what is revealed in the New Testament through the life of Jesus Christ. Our salvation (justification) through Jesus is God’s generous gift to us and not the result of our own accomplishments. It is everyone’s job — ministers and lay people alike — to share this Good News with the whole world. That is also why the Presbyterian church is governed at all levels by a combination of clergy and laity, men and women alike.