Christ the King Church stands in the Reformational tradition of historic Protestant faith, with its emphasis on sola gratia, sola fide, soli Deo Gloria, sola scriptura, and solus Christus. Just as the sixteenth century Reformers sought to recover the centrality of the gospel and the sovereignty of God in salvation, as well as correct errors that had crept into the life, liturgy, and doctrine of the Church, so we believe the Church militant ought to be ever reforming, until she finally becomes the Church triumphant at the last day. Building on the work of the Reformers and continuing their legacy, we desire to call the broader Church back to Christ and his gracious gospel, that the Savior might be honored in all nations; we desire to see Christians matured as faithful followers of Christ in all of life and culture, that they might serve God with excellence in their daily vocations; and we encourage the ongoing study of Scripture, as God’s inexhaustible revelation of truth, goodness, and beauty, that the Reformed church might be continually reformed more and more according to the Word of God. We are confident this project of ongoing reformation will succeed because our sovereign God has promised victory to his Church in history.
We are an evangelical church, confessing with our mouths and believing in our hearts the saving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. As evangelicals, we seek to proclaim the gospel of the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ as the power of God unto salvation, for the crucified and risen Christ alone is the way, the truth, and the life. We are motivated and inspired by an evangelical spirit to herald the gospel in all of creation, that sinners might be converted and saved, that the nations might be discipled, and that the rule of Christ might be made visible to the ends of the earth. As evangelicals we insist that true religion is not just a matter of public membership in the institutional Church (as vital as that is ), but also a loving, trusting, personalized relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ the Son and by the working of the Holy Spirit. As evangelicals, we celebrate the forgiveness of sins through Christ’s cross, we rejoice in the transformation of our lives through the power of the Holy Spirit, and we exult in our citizenship in God’s kingdom.
We are a catholic congregation, confessing one faith, one Lord, one baptism. While we are identified as Reformed and evangelical Presbyterians, our circle of fellowship is wider and older than Presbyterianism. As catholics, we rejoice in our connection with the communion of the saints, throughout the world and throughout the ages. We trace our roots through the Reformers and Medieval saints, through the church fathers and apostles, through the faithful prophets and servants of the old covenant, all the way to back to Genesis 3:15. The story of God’s people in the world is our story.