Faith Presbyterian Church is a congregation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Churches. Faith OPC began in 2002 when a core group formed in North East Dallas to start a Presbyterian and Reformed church. However, our beliefs and traditions are much older than our young existence might suggest.
The Orthodox Presbyterian church began in 1936 as a result of Liberalism’s stronghold on the mainline Presbyterian Church (PCUSA). Her founders sought to continue the faith once delivered to all the saints. They recommitted themselves to the authority of God’s Holy Word and rejoiced in embracing its teaching as summarized in the Westminster Standards.
We’re made up of a diverse group of believers from many different backgrounds, and are united together by our commitment to God’s Holy Word as it is lived out in our daily lives. We seek to honor and glorify God by loving and obeying him as we love each other and strive to build each other up in the bonds of Christian unity.
We do not consider ourselves to be perfect. In truth, we are sinners saved by grace! We strive by the work of the Holy Spirit to be as consistent as possible to the Scriptures in what we believe, teach, and practice. We invite all believers who share in our commitment to Christ and His Word to come enjoy the fruits of Christian fellowship with us.
This church exists to glorify God. The congregation seeks to proclaim and apply the whole counsel of God in Jesus Christ to every area of life. Therefore, our ministry aims to faithfully instruct people to observe the Scriptures, for the Scriptures are the church’s only infallible rule for faith and living life. In this congregation, you will experience your faith nurtured through expository preaching, meaningful fellowship, care and concern, and through an urgent and vital interest in reaching out to people by every means possible, in order to bring the good news of Christ to them where they are. The congregation seeks to serve humanity throughout Northeast Dallas, by setting an example of Biblical Christianity and by planting new churches in surrounding communities.
The Bible always refers to believers and their children as members of a local church under the oversight of Elders. Therefore, church membership is a matter of grateful Christian duty. If you are a visitor, we welcome your worship in this church and invite you to speak with us about becoming a member. The five vows of church membership are:
- Do you believe the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, to be the Word of God, and its doctrine of salvation to be the perfect and only true doctrine of salvation?
- Do you believe in one living and true God, in whom eternally there are three distinct persons—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit—who are the same in being and equal in power and glory, and that Jesus Christ is God the Son come in the flesh?
- Do you confess that because of your sinfulness you abhor and humble yourself before God, that you repent of your sin, and that you trust for salvation not in yourself but in Jesus Christ alone?
- Do you acknowledge Jesus Christ as your sovereign Lord and do you promise that, in reliance on the grace of God, you will serve him with all that is in you, forsake the world, resist the devil, put to death your sinful deeds and desires, and lead a godly life?
- Do you promise to participate faithfully in this church’s worship and service, to submit in the Lord to its government, and to heed its discipline, even in case you should be found delinquent in doctrine or life?
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