King’s Church belongs to the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), a denomination which seeks to be “faithful to the Scriptures, true to the Reformed faith, and obedient to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.” Our full doctrinal statement is found in the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Westminster Shorter and Larger Catechisms.
Presbyterian refers to our form of church government, which is representative. We believe that the most clear biblical pattern is for local churches to be governed by presbyters (elders) who are elected by church members and rule jointly in what are called “church courts”: local church sessions, regional presbyteries and the national General Assembly.
Reformed refers to our historical link to the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century and our roots in the doctrinal tradition of Calvin, Luther, and other Reformers, which is marked by certain theological distinctives. These distinctives can be summarized by our glad affirmation of the responsibility of every person to repent and believe, and that it is God who, by His sovereign electing grace, draws men and women, otherwise dead in sin, to faith in His Son. It is by this faith alone that God’s people are justified.