Wednesday, April 3, 2024

What does it mean to be Presbyterian?

Questions are a valuable part of our faith journey as we seek to understand more clearly who we are as Christians. Ours is a “faith seeking understanding” as the classic definition of theology suggests. The nature of our faith to impels us to search for answers to our questions. We are people who seek to grow in our knowledge of who God is, what God has done in Jesus Christ and what it means to be Christian in the 21st century.

People arrive in Presbyterian pews from a variety of faith traditions and Christian traditions with great questions such as: What do Presbyterians believe? What is the “Reformed Tradition” and what beliefs are essential? What practices do Presbyterians share with other Christian churches? What is the authority of the Bible and how is it lived out in everyday situations? How do beliefs about God, Jesus Christ, the Spirit, and the church affect my values and decision making? 

These are among the questions we will explore in the “Gentle Faith” discussion at Marshall Presbyterian Church on Sunday mornings at 10:00 beginning April 7*. The door is open, the coffee is hot, and all are welcome!  Please join the discussion.

*Please note: MPC will be sharing services with Walnut Presbyterian, at Walnut, on Sunday April 21, so no Gentle Faith class will be held on this day.