Our Beliefs

We are people who trust Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.
 
Six Biblical Principles guide all that we do:
 
1.  We worship God with joy, in the presence of Christ.
2.  We serve neighbors in need, in the name of Christ.
3.  We care for one another, with the heart of Christ.
4.  We grow, as disciples of Christ.
5.  We invite others to know Christ, as we do.
6.  We manage the gifts that Christ has given to us.

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Glorify God

Our purpose in life is to glorify God. We glorify God in our everyday living. We worship God with songs. We honor God by the way we live. Our family life and our work life and our free time, everything we do provides an opportunity to put God first and give praise to God.

 

Trust Jesus

We put our faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. God sent Jesus, fully human and fully God, to do what we could never do; pay the price for our sin. In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven and brought into a right relationship with God again, by grace alone.

 

Gifted by Holy Spirit

God sent the Holy Spirit to live within us, bring us to faith, teach us in God’s ways, give us gifts to use, serve God and neighbor, convict us of our sin, convince us of our salvation and to sustain us in our everyday lives.

 

The Bible – God’s Unique and Authoritative Word

The Bible is the unique and authoritative witness to Jesus Christ in the church universal and God’s Word to us.  In the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, the Bible reveals to us a wonderful reality, namely that we are saved by grace, through faith.  This grace is an absolutely free gift.  We completely put our trust in Christ alone, and realize this act of faith is also a gift from a gracious and sovereign God.  

 

 

Reformed Theology

We are Presbyterians and stand firmly in the Reformed Tradition.  Presbyterians are “reformed and always being reformed” by the work of the Holy Spirit. Our beliefs are grounded firmly in Scripture and informed by the writings of Augustine, St. Thomas, John Calvin, and others.  
 
We accept several confessions of the church through the ages (such as The Apostles’ Creed, Westminster Shorter Catechism, Barmen Declaration) as authentic and reliable witnesses to what scripture teaches.
 
Reformed Theology places great emphasis on God’s grace, upon loving neighbors in need, upon discipleship and continual growth in faith.

 

Church Government

The term “Presbyterian” describes the way we govern our church. We have a representative form of church government, in which members of our congregation are called by God and elected by the members of the congregation to serve as “Ruling Elders” and “Teaching Elders.” Our Pastors are elected to serve by the vote of the congregation.
 
Each congregation sends delegates to serve at the broader areas of our denominations mission work. For example, in the greater Houston area, about 100 Presbyterian congregations unite in what is called “New Covenant Presbytery” to start new churches, do regional youth ministry, run a church camp, etc. St. Andrew’s has several of our Elders who serve on the governing body of the presbytery.
  

Sacrament of Baptism

Baptism is a sign and a seal of God’s grace.  In Baptism, God claims us as God’s own, demonstrates the cleansing of our sin through Christ’s death, and brings us into the covenant community.   Baptism is a sacrament. We are instructed by Jesus to be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.     Presbyterians baptize both infants and youth and adults.

 

 

Sacrament of The Lord’s Supper

Holy Communion is another sacrament. When the bread is broken and the cup is poured in The Lord’s Supper,       we receive the real presence of the Risen Christ to strengthen us for our daily walk.
 
We celebrate communion on the First Sunday of every month and deliver the elements to homes and hospitals.      We also partake on special occasions like Christmas Eve.

 

 

Our Church

 

St. Andrew’s is all about giving glory to God.   We are here because God formed us, called us, redeemed us, shapes us, draws us together, gives us our life and ministry.

 

We have come to know God, through Jesus Christ, His Son, our Savior and our Lord.  Jesus died for us, paying the price we could never pay.  God raised Jesus, a sure victory over sin and death.  Jesus teaches us through his words and life just how much God loves us and how God wants us to live.

 

We depend on God, the Holy Spirit, with us every day — challenging, guiding and empowering us.  The Spirit is very much at work among us at St. Andrews, not because of anything we have done, but because God has chosen to be among us.

 

Every one of our members and friends is on a journey with God.  We invite you to join us.  Join us in worshiping God, both in the sanctuary and out in the world around us.  This is the chief purpose of our church, to glorify and enjoy God. 

 

We invite you to join us in serving our neighbors in need.  Roll your sleeves up with us, get involved personally, make a difference in the lives of others. 

 

We invite you to care about others, with the heart of Christ.  St. Andrew’s is a family, a very diverse family, younger and older, men and women, children and youth.  There is a place for you at this family table.  Come, join us!

 

We invite you to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ as each of us is.  This is a lifetime journey. We invite you to know Christ as we do.  Please talk with one of our members or with our Pastor about your journey with God.     We are a Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation, a member congregation of The Presbytery of New Covenant.   
Join us in worship this Sunday!