What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Westminster Presbyterian Church (Fort Myers) - based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry are rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

we are christian

Westminster(pca) affirms, together with all three major branches of Christianity and all orthodox Christians throughout history, the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Definition of Chalcedon, believing them to be faithful expressions of what Scripture teaches about who God is, what he has done, and what he is doing and will do in the world. You can read these creedal statements at the links below.

Apostles' Creed (apuritansmind.com)
Nicene Creed (apuritansmind.com)

We are protestant

Westminster (pca) affirms the principles of the Protestant Reformation, also known as the Five Solas of the Reformation: Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, accomplished by the finished work of Christ alone, and authoritatively communicated to us through Scripture alone, all to God's glory alone. You can read a fuller explanation at the link below.

The Five Solas of the Reformation (theopedia.com)

we are reformed and presbyterian

Among Protestants, we believe the best expression of what Scripture teaches is to be found in what we call the Westminster Standards. Each of us as pastors, elders, and deacons takes vows to uphold and teach the doctrine contained in these standards, so this is the fullest and most accurate statement of our faith. Also, our church is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America, and these three documents form the heart of our denomination's constitution.

Westminster Confession of Faith (apuritansmind.com)
Westminster Larger Catechism (apuritansmind.com)
Westminster Shorter Catechism (apuritansmind.com)

Our Mission

We exist to worship the Lord, evangelize the lost and develop and deploy maturing disciples.

Our Vision

We seek to be a church characterized by life change, reproducing disciples, and ministry deployment.

Our Values

Biblical Teaching

  • We believe God speaks today through the Bible – God’s inspired and inerrant word. The Bible is timeless and relevant, sufficient in its entirety for all times and all people and is our only authoritative and trustworthy rule of faith and practice.

Worship

  • We believe God works through the ordinary means of grace (Word and Sacraments) as the normative means by which God’s people grow in their understanding of the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Prayer

  • We believe God desires his people to pray, and that he hears and answers their prayers. Therefore, prayer is the foundational endeavor to all we do.

Evangelism/Missions

  • We believe God cares for those far from him, and that he has invited his people to carry out his search and rescue mission on earth through evangelism and missions.

Fellowship

  • We believe God designed us for community, and that small groups provide the greatest avenue to form authentic Christian community