Hyde Park Presbyterian Church Mission Statement:
“To experience Christ, boldly make him known, and to glorify him by reflecting his love and character through service.”
As Presbyterian Christians, we believe that God made us. We are created in His image. We were made to love God and others, and endowed with the freedom to act. We have all given in to our sinful natures, but God loves us unconditionally.
God’s mercy and forgiveness comes to us through His Son, Jesus Christ, who came to earth to show us God’s love. Jesus was both divine and human. He was divine in His relationship with the Father, human in his relationships here on earth, and suffered on the cross to forgive our sins and cancel our eternal damnation. He arose from the dead and sits on the right hand of God, who is our almighty Father. Christ’s resurrection shows God is stronger than death and is the promise that all believers will be raised to newness of life when we die.
When we believe in Christ as our Savior, we are given his indwelling power to make us new people who live for God and serve him gladly. We are called todo God’s work in the world: sharing the Good News of his love with others; inviting them into His family of faith, the Church; striving for justice for all; compassionately caring for others; and walking humbly with God. Our lives are lived in daily gratitude for the grace of God.
Christ will come again at the end of time in accordance with Biblical prophecy. All will behold him and bow the knee. There will be a final judgment. The “new heaven” and the “new earth” will come to pass. Believers will enter into the presence of the Lord.