We began as The Presbyterian Church at Mossy Creek…
Our congregation was first organized in 1867, and we have been a caring and committed church family ever since. Today we seek to be true to our rich heritage, even as we look for new ways to serve God in the 21st century. We give thanks to God for all that time, and trust in the Lord for what is yet to be!
We gather weekly to worship the living God. We count it a responsibility and an honor to serve others as Jesus Christ served us. Being a believer in Jesus is a wonderful adventure! Participants experience the life changing touch of God here in many ways, including exciting ministries, Bible studies, and special programs. Children and adults of all ages can live out their faith in action.
The bonds between Christian friendships are like no others. We believe in cultivating relationships and strengthening these bonds between members of our church. You’ll discover that encouragement, accountability, service, and love are the hallmarks of friends here. Our arms are always open to welcome new friends.
Presbyterian Church (USA)
What is distinctive about the Presbyterian Church?
Presbyterians are distinctive in two major ways: 1) We adhere to a pattern of religious thought known as Reformed Theology and 2) We have a form of government that stresses the active, representational leadership of both ministers and church members.
Theology is a way of thinking about God and God’s relation to the world. Reformed Theology evolved during the 16th century religious movement known as the Protestant Reformation. Reformed Theology emphasizes God’s supremacy over everything and humanity’s chief purpose as glorifying and enjoying God forever.
In its confessions, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) expresses the faith of the Reformed Tradition. Central to this tradition is the affirmation of the majesty, holiness, and providence of God who creates, sustains, rules, and redeems the world in the freedom of sovereign righteousness and love. Related to this central affirmation of God’s sovereignty are other great themes of the Reformed Tradition: election of the people of God for service as well as salvation; covenant life marked by a disciplined concern for the order of the church according to the Word of God; faithful stewardship that shuns ostentation and seeks proper use of the gifts of God’s creation; and recognition of the human tendency to idolatry and tyranny, which calls the people of God to work for the transformation of society by seeking justice and living in obedience to the Word of God. (Book of Order, G-2.0500)
Our representational form of government is broken down into four levels. The local church is governed by the session (an elected body of lay leaders ordained as elders). The Presbytery is a regional gathering of churches with shared leadership between elders and ministers. The Synod, which is again made up of elders and ministers. The General Assembly is the national level of government which is composed of ministers and elders which meet bi-annually.