What We Believe
We are Westminsterian
We subscribe to the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms as containing the system of doctrine taught in the Holy Scriptures.
The Westminster Confession of Faith was written in the 1640s to be the common statement of Protestant Christianity in England, Scotland, and Ireland. From there Presbyterian missionaries brought their doctrines to our shores in the 1700s where the Westminster Confession of Faith was formally adopted as the statement of faith of American Presbyterianism.
We are Calvinists
We hold to the expression of the doctrines of grace commonly called the Five Points of Calvinism. Please see the link for more on this topic.
How We Worship
Ordinary Means Of Grace Ministry
Unlike some churches which place emphasis on extraordinary gifts and miracles we believe that Christian ministry is to be carried on by the ordinary means of grace that Christ has provided for His church: the Word, the Sacraments, and Prayer.
God has given the Bible to His church as His breathed-out, infallible, inerrant Word. Our worship is guided by the Word of God: we read, sing, preach, and pray the Bible.
The Sacraments of Baptism and the Lords Supper have been given by Christ to His church as a means of blessing for the elect of God. We believe that God communicates real grace to us through our participation in these Sacraments as we receive them by faith.
We are to bring our requests to God knowing that He is ready to hear and bless His people through His Son, Jesus Christ. We believe that it will be through prayer that God will enable DeRidder Presbyterian Church to reach DeRidder, Beauregard Parish, and the surrounding area with the gospel of Christ.
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