What Do Presbyterians Believe?
We are a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA). John Calvin and John Knox are founding fathers of our denomination. The principles expressed by John Calvin remains the core of the Presbyterian beliefs. Among these beliefs are:
- the sovereignty of God
- the authority of Scripture
- justification of grace through faith
- the priesthood of all believers.
Collectively, these beliefs affirm that God is the supreme authority throughout the universe and our knowledge of God and God’s purpose for humanity comes from the Bible, particularly as revealed in the New Testament through the life, teachings, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Our salvation (justification) through Jesus is God’s generous gift to us and not something that we can earn through doing good works. It is by God’s grace that we have been saved through faith.
What is distinctive about the Presbyterian Church?
Presbyterians believe the will of God may be better discerned by a collective body of believers rather than by a single individual, which is why the Presbyterian Church is governed at all levels by a combination of clergy and laity, men and women, who represent the diversity of the congregation. This is why ministers and laity are engaged in active, representational leadership.
Thank you for visiting our website. We are glad you are here. If you come to visit our community of faith, you will find many with gray hair and a lot of wisdom. But you will also find friendly people to welcome you from their heart with a hug or hearty handshake. We hope you will come to visit and give our members a chance to greet you in the name of Jesus Christ.
Brady Presbyterian Church has always been a small congregation in the heart of Texas that has been celebrating the death, life, and resurrection of Jesus Christ for 118 years. In worship, God is revealed and we respond by praising God in Scripture, song, and proclaiming the Word. We like traditional worship for the depth of its meaning and yet we are open to trying new ideas in ministry. Keeping with our tradition we follow the Liturgical Calendar and Common Lectionary.
The congregation “breaks bread” together every second Sunday after church. A person would be hard pressed to find a better restaurant in town open on Sunday. At lunch, you will find various topics of conversation, laughter, and desserts you would have to see to believe! Oh, did I mention that you need to come with an appetite? The cooks in the church are pretty good at their trade and you would not want to hurt their feelings. Trying it all is essential to the afternoon lunch experience!
Our education on Sunday morning explores God’s Word at ten o’clock. The adult class always has a great discussion as they try to apply scripture to their lives today.
For seven years, I have had the privilege of being the pastor to this faithful community. Their hospitality and caring spirit are truly contagious! There is a place in our congregation for you. We hope you will come and see for yourself.
Peace and Grace,
Rev. Regina M. Maas