Community Presbyterian Church
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"The church is a community, a society, a people who sustain a peculiar relationship to God and to one another in Christ. The church is a community of people whose hope is in the redeeming work of Jesus Christ. [Her] life is dependent upon the presence of the living Lord, through the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit."
This is a brief overview of our beliefs. We at Community Presbyterian Church of Clewiston receive our guidance from the Bible, Presbyterian Book of Confessions, and the Session. To receive more detailed reviews of our beliefs and the structure click on the provided links.
We are called to remember that we are dependents of God, and serve him in communities around the world. We show our love and obedience to God by loving our neighbors. We seek to be prayerful people that spread the word of God to the world. We faithfully seek God’s will through our study of scripture.
We partake of only two Sacraments which are Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The Sacraments enable faith to grow, Show that the Holy Spirit is at Work in in the lives of believers, and make Christ real in the lives of believers. The Sacraments are Signs and Seals of God’s work in our lives.
While differences of belief and opinion do exist within our denomination, we are guided by the Bible and our Book of Confessions. Governing authority is placed primarily in elected laypersons known as elders. The elders of a local congregation are called a session. Several sessions constitute a local synod which in turn is collectively known as a General Assembly to govern the entire denomination. Elders and ministers who serve in governing bodies are called presbyters.
Another way to learn about Presbyterian Beliefs is to study the catechisms approved by the 210th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). For those of you unfamiliar with the term, catechisms are summaries of the principles of the Christian faith, in a question and answer format (a centuries-old version of the FAQ).
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