Summit Presbyterian Church is a Reformed Protestant congregation affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), which has approximately 2 million members, 10,500 congregations, and 21,000 ministers. Worldwide, Reformed churches exist in 100 countries and have more than 75 million members. Presbyterians trace their history to the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. Today, the Presbyterian Church remains true to its early roots while being relevant to today’s world.
Some basic Presbyterian tenets are summed up in the ideas below. As a Reformed congregation, Summit Presbyterian members:
- Affirm the sovereignty of God.
- Believe they are created in God’s image, yet in freedom are prone to sin and rebellion.
- Trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
- Find identity and nourishment in the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
- Affirm the Holy Bible as God’s word.
- Place a high priority on the life of the mind, stressing both order and ardor.
- Are mission-minded, after the example of Jesus Christ, and feel called to be good stewards of God’s resources.
- Celebrate and affirm community, coming from many backgrounds and places.
- Are ecumenical, reaching out to other faith traditions as a way to better know and honor God.
- Are a connectional church that practices shared leadership.
“The Church reformed, always reforming.” according to the Word of God and the Call of the Spirit, from the Book of Order Section G-2.0200.
In order to help our visitors understand more fully about our church and its Presbyterian heritage, we offer an Inquirers’ Class at multiple times throughout the year for all individuals, couples and families. We welcome this opportunity to meet with you and answer any questions you may have. Please contact our office if you are interested in attending one of these sessions.