What We Believe

Mission Statement

Fairfax Presbyterian Church is an uncommon Christian community, embracing all people with God's love and grace. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we at FPC:

Worship God with honesty, joy, and imagination;

Nurture our lives of faith in Christ;

Extend hospitality and grace to all people;

Serve a world in need; and

Work for reconciliation among peoples of diverse perspectives.

Presbyterian Church (USA)

As a member of PC (USA), Fairfax Presbyterian Church affirms the beliefs set forth in part one of the PC (USA) Constitution: the Book of Confessions . For more information on PC (USA), visit their website.

What's unique about Presbyterians?

"At the core of Presbyterian identity is a secure hope in the grace of God in Jesus Christ, a hope that, by the power of the Holy Spirit, empowers us to live lives of gratitude" ( Presbyterian Mission: What Makes Us Unique).

Social Issues

The General Assembly of PC (USA) "affirms its responsibility to speak on social and moral issues for the encouragement and instruction of the Church and its members, seeking earnestly both to know the mind of Christ and to speak always in humility and love..." (1958 Statement – PC(USA), p. 537).

History of the Presbyterian Church

"Presbyterians trace their history to the 16th century and the Protestant Reformation. Our heritage, and much of what we believe, began with the French lawyer John Calvin (1509-1564), whose writings crystallized much of the Reformed thinking that came before him" ( Presbyterian Mission: What We Believe).

PC (USA) Theology

"Some of the principles articulated by John Calvin are still at the core of Presbyterian beliefs. Among these are the sovereignty of God, the authority of Scripture, justification by grace through faith and the priesthood of all believers" ( Presbyterian Mission: Theology).

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Love is Love

Fairfax Presbyterian Church is a "House of Prayer for All Peoples" (Isaiah 56:7) and welcomes LBGTQ to worship with us and become part of our community.  In keeping with the very foundation of Fairfax Presbyterian Church and consistent with the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Session has decided that FPC is all inclusive without consideration of race, color, national or ethnic origin, handicap, or sexual orientation of individuals, couples, or organizations.  See also our Wedding Policy. ( Presbyterian Mission: What We Believe).