What is the PCA?

Our Mission. . . .

The purpose of Fairview Church is to glorify God by worshiping Him, witnessing, making disciples, teaching the whole counsel of God, and building each other up into Christian maturity. We shall attempt to reach this community and surrounding communities with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Missions is vital to the life of this Church. Recognizing that family is central to the church and society, we design our worship and ministries to reinforce and strengthen our families and the community. We will seek to continuously undergird our entire mission with prayer for the church family and its ministries.

Our Vision. . . .

Our vision is to be a body of believers committed to growing in our faith in Jesus Christ and making Him known to our community and around the world. We endeavor to help each other grow in our personal faith in Christ through worship, discipleship, evangelism, fellowship, and service to Christ and His Church.

Our Belief. . . .

We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.

We believe in the Holy Trinity. There is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

We believe that all are sinners and totally unable to save themselves from God’s displeasure, except by His mercy.

We believe that salvation is by God alone as He sovereignly chooses those He will save. We believe His choice is based on His grace, not on any human individual merit, or foreseen faith.

We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who through His perfect life and sacrificial death atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him, alone, for salvation.

We believe that God is gracious and faithful to His people not simply as individuals but as families in successive generations according to His Covenant promises.

We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells God’s people and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him.

We believe that Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself.

We believe that all aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

Our Unity. . . .

In obedience to Christ’s prayer for unity, Fairview Church is a congregation within the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). The PCA has a strong commitment to evangelism, missionary work at home and abroad, and to Christian education. From its inception, the church has determined its purpose to be “faithful to the Scriptures, true to the reformed faith, and obedient to the Great Commission.”

For more information on the PCA’s history, structure, or recent news, please check out our denomination’s website at www.pcanet.org.