Our values are shaped by Grace.
Gospel-centered Truth. Truth centered on the Gospel as a value enables us to learn, teach, and think the truth in a way that magnifies God’s grace, leading to humility and gratitude (Colossians 1:7).â€¨ Concord Presbyterian is ordained as a place for truth. We live in a post-enlightenment culture that has sadly given up on absolute truth. Our pluralistic society is rather intolerant to truth and would want us to embrace relativism.
God has revealed what we are to believe about Him and what He requires of us in the Bible, although His creation also declares His glory and proclaims day after day the works of His hands (Psalm 19).â€¨We earnestly contend for the faith once delivered to us by the prophets, apostles, and Christ as the foundation of the church.
We are confessional and have adopted the Westminster Confession of Faith as the system of doctrine taught in the Scriptures. We appreciate and recognize those who are teachable and humble to think deeply, study hard, and creatively teach in total reliance upon the Holy Spirit who “works by and with the Word.” Those who understand and practice the truth are most humble and grateful because only by God’s grace can anyone know truth.