Statement of Faith

Ghormley is connected with the historical Christian Church, connected directly with the heritage of the Presbyterian Church (ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians).

We rely on the authority & witness of the Holy Scriptures to instruct us in our understanding of God revealed in Jesus Christ.

Jesus is our only hope for salvation.

We believe in the eternal and triune nature of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in God's creation of all that was, is, and will be.

We believe that God created perfectly but that men and women rebelled and embraced sin, dooming all of human kind to eternal death. As sinful creatures we are unable to save ourselves.

We believe in the institution of marriage defined in Scripture as the covenantal union between one man and one woman. We believe that the Christian standard is faithfulness within that marriage covenant and abstinence outside of it.

We believe that every person is created in the image of God, that human sexuality reflects that image in terms of intimate love, communication, and fellowship. We believe that God created humankind as two distinct sexes, male and female.

God freely came to save us in the historical person of Jesus.

Jesus was and is both fully God and fully man. Jesus lived a sinless life. He died an undeserved death on a cross on our behalf.

According to Scripture, we believe that same historical Jesus rose bodily from the grave on the third day. That death & resurrection broke the claim that sin & death held over us and freed us to live in a renewed relationship with God, empowered by His Holy Spirit.

Jesus will return one day to claim His own and establish His Eternal kingdom.

In all we do we are sustained by God's grace and directed by His Holy Spirit.

We understand that we do not create faith through our service and proclamation but that a changed life is solely the work of the Holy Spirit moving in a person's life.