This church has been established to proclaim the whole counsel of God as revealed in the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments; these Scriptures shall serve as the basis and the standard for all preaching and teaching and as the only rule of faith and practice for its ministry.
This church shall strive to use all of its resources (tithes, property, gifts, and talents) to encourage, promote, and effect the following:
The church's statement of faith can be summarized under three heads: Evangelical, Reformed, and Catholic. First, Westminster is a part of the catholic faith. What this means is that the church happily receives the great Trinitarian and Christological creeds produced by the early church in its councils. These creeds represent the teaching of Holy Scripture. Hence, Westminster receives and utilizes the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds as a basis for instruction, and in worship as a way of confessing the Christian Faith.
Second, we are a Reformed church. This means we believe that the Reformation of the sixteenth century represented a return to biblical Christianity, and to the authority of Scripture, particularly as the Reformation found expression in the Reformed tradition under the tutelage of Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, and John Knox, among others. The doctrine of our church is most fully set forth in our church standards: the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Westminster Larger and Shorter Catechisms. In brief, the Reformed Tradition preaches, teaches, and confesses the following: that salvation is through Christ alone, through grace alone, and received through faith alone.
Westminster is an evangelical church. We believe that God has revealed himself in the history of Israel, that God has revealed himself, his will and intention toward us, finally and supremely, in the person and work of our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God written, the only rule of faith and practice, and that these same Scriptures were inerrant in the original languages in which they were first written and received. As evangelicals, we believe that a person is, by nature and practice, separated from the love of God, in need of reconciliation to God through the death and resurrection of Christ. We also affirm that this salvation is received personally through faith alone in Christ, as Christ is offered in the Gospel.
To better realize and sustain these doctrinal convictions and commitments, Westminster has joined itself to the Presbyterian Church in America, a Reformed and Evangelical denomination that attempts to remain faithful to the Holy Scriptures.