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WE BELIEVE

Savoring the grace of Jesus and sharing it with each other and the world.

Hazelwood Presbyterian Church embraces the historic Christian faith as it is revealed in the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. Together with Christians throughout the ages we affirm:

The Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures

The Bible is God's Word, completely trustworthy and without error. It is the ultimate authority for all that we believe and practice in life.

The Trinity

The Bible teaches that God exists eternally in three persons: The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Created in His Image

Humans are created gloriously in the image of God to enjoy and honor Him in entirety. Because of this, each human has value and is worthy of respect. Unfortunately, we have become estranged from our Creator through the power of sin and this image has become distorted.

Sin and It's Consequences

We have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Left to ourselves, we would not fulfill the magnificent purpose for which we were created, but instead perish forever.

The Person of Jesus Christ

God the Son took on human flesh in the person of Jesus Christ. He lived a sinless life, obeying God's law completely, suffered and died on the cross at Calvary, and was physically raised on the third day. He did this to accomplish the salvation for all His people.

Faith

Salvation is received by faith in Jesus Christ alone, by the grace of God alone. Salvation cannot be earned, but is freely given by God to those whom He has called. 

The Church

The church is the people of God from all ages, saved by the blood of Jesus Christ, the head of the church, and is all called the "body of Christ." Christians join together in local communities or churches to worship our Lord, to grow together in his likeness, and enjoy serving Him together.

Hazelwood Presbyterian affirms statements of faith from the early church, such as the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed. The Westminster Confession of Faith also explains the central teachings of the Bible and has served as the doctrinal standard for Presbyterians for 300+ years.

These resources can be found here.