We are catholic and reformed, or reformed catholics, in that we believe God is sovereign over all things and that the Church ought to be continually striving for holiness and conformity to His revealed will as found in the Scriptures. We are catholic in that we stand comfortably in all of Church history and believe the historic creeds and confessions are helpful articulations of many truths, but do err in some areas and do not exhaust all the truths given to us by God in His Word.
As catholics we confess the Apostles' and Nicene Creed. We believe The Thirty Nine Articles of Religion are a helpful articulation of many true doctrines, but also contain some error, and can never replace the Bible as the infallible rule of faith and practice. Ecclesia reformata, semper reformanda secundum Verbum Dei - The church reformed, always reforming according to the Word of God. We are sacramental in that we believe the Word of God teaches that the sacraments are an efficacious means of grace when paired with a posture of faith and obedience. We believe that the recovery of a sacramental life is important to the people of God.
We are evangelical in that we believe salvation is from the Lord. Christ alone is the ground and reason any man has been saved, is being saved, and will be saved. The instrument of that salvation is faith in Christ, which is not a dead faith, but a living and obedient faith which is never alone and works by love. We enthusiastically reject the cheap grace doctrine which is pervasive among evangelicals and joyfully affirm that repentance and obedience to the law of Christ is necessary for any true disciple of Christ our Master.
As evangelicals we believe that the proper response to the gospel is a changed heart and changed life. We also wish to share the gospel of Christ's life, death, and resurrection to an unbelieving world, for Christ did not come to condemn the world, but to save it. We also seek to minister to our apostate brothers and sisters who have been baptized into the covenant of Christ, but have been unfaithful to the conditions of that covenant. We desire their repentance and restoration with the Lord, for The Son of Man came to seek and save that which was lost.
We are pentecostal and/or charismatic in that we believe the role of the Holy Spirit has been tragically underestimated and resisted in many historic, confessional, and reformed churches. We heartily affirm the continuation of all the Spirit's gifts as recorded in Holy Scripture. We believe that the Holy Spirit is eager to work supernaturally in the lives of those whom He indwells, but that work must be cultivated and eagerly desired by the Spirit-filled believer.
As pentecostals we test all things by the standard and authority of Holy Scripture. All supernatural phenomena must be in conformity to and assessed by the authority of God's Word in Scripture. We reject the chaos, superficiality, fraud, and neglect of Scripture in areas of the pentecostal and charismatic realm. But we do not believe that the folly of men is a good reason to reject the power of God. We fully embrace the supernatural life of the Spirit-filled Christian.