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