What Can You Expect When Visiting Us?
First of all, you can relax, because you’ll be among friends! Whether this is your first time worshiping at Christ Alone, or if you’ve worshiped with us a few times, whether you’re a seasoned church veteran or you’ve never been in church before, you can anticipate an enlightening and encouraging experience. Whether you’re single, married, single again, with or without children — no matter where you’ve been or what you’ve done — you matter to God and to us.
Our worship services are a blend of traditional and contemporary. Preaching always aims to relate the words of the Bible to the needs of people today. If you have children you can be sure that in our Sunday School, which meets before worship at 8:30 a.m., they will be taught from the Bible by dedicated and enthusiastic leaders.
What should I wear? Come as you are — at Christ Alone Church, you will see some people in jeans and some in suits, and everything in-between!
Being in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church
Christ Alone Church is a congregation within the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC).
Our name describes us well. The EPC is both evangelical and Presbyterian. We are evangelical in our zeal for the gospel, as well as evangelism, missions, and living obediently as followers of Jesus. At the same time, we are rooted deeply in the Protestant Reformation and especially the theological and pastoral work of John Calvin. We embrace the Westminster Confession of Faith as our doctrinal standard, and the rule of spiritually mature elders linked together regionally as the best way to guide local congregations.
When the EPC started in 1981, we determined that we would not disagree on the basic essentials of the Christian faith, but on anything that was not essential—such as the issue of ordaining women as officers or practicing charismatic gifts—we would give each other liberty. Above all, we committed ourselves to loving each other and not engaging in quarrels and strife. The result is that when we get together in our regional and national meetings, we spend most of our time in worship and fellowship and almost none in arguing with each other.
The EPC consists of more than 600 churches with approximately 145,000 members. We have a world missions program with a priority on sending missionaries to unreached people groups. We are eager to plant churches across the United States and especially in urban communities and college towns. Our desire is that every one of our congregations will be an outpost of the Kingdom, with every member viewing himself or herself as a missionary on a mission.
The text above is from the “About the EPC” page on the EPC web site. We invite you to learn more about the EPC by watching the short video (7:40), Family of Churches, which explains more about the history of the EPC and what we believe, or by clicking here to visit their web site.