Statement of Faith, approved by the membership, January 2012


We believe in a Triune God—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—who created everything, who saves us, and who sustains us. We know this because:


The Bible is the inspired word of God. It is an eternal gift which reveals His wisdom, righteousness, grace, and love for us. It is the one infallible authority on all matters of faith and practice. We live in a confusing world and God’s Word, revealed in the Bible, is the compass by which we find direction and comfort.


God sent His Son to us in Jesus Christ. He is not merely a son of god, but THE Son of God. Christ was the perfect sacrifice for our sins and His actions alone have saved us from our sins. His resurrection from the dead on the third day assures us of eternal life, and frees us to live for Him. In Christ, God is revealed in a human form which we can understand and from whom we can learn. Christ calls us to be disciples and He charges us with spreading the good news of His sacrifice. We take this commission to heart and derive strength and reassurance from it.


God’s grace alone is sufficient to save us. As a saved people we are called to follow Jesus Christ, striving towards holiness and showing hospitality and love to all. Appreciating His grace and being confident in it allows us to witness boldly to others so that they too might hear the good news of salvation.

Finally, we believe that faith in Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation. Our faith is given to us by the Holy Spirit. We are compelled to this faith irresistibly and we know that it is a gift of God. Faith alone sustains, protects, and delivers us from the stresses and strains of the world.

These essential beliefs are more fully explained in the system of belief contained in the Nicene and Apostles’ Creeds, the Scots Confession, the Second Helvetic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, the Westminster Confession of Faith and Larger and Shorter Catechisms, the Theological Declaration of Barmen, the Confession of 1967, and the Brief Statement of Faith.

Community Presbyterian Church of West Fargo, 702 Sheyenne Street, West FargoND 58078, USA, 701-282-4135, office@cpcwf.org