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What We Believe

We are a congregation of all ages and diverse gifts, united by faith in Jesus Christ and committed to living out the Good News of his love in word and action.

The center and core of our faith is our commitment to God through his Son, Jesus Christ. Our faith is based on our belief that in Jesus Christ, God has good news for the world, and that our best way of living out that good news is in loving one another — and the world — as Christ has loved us. 

In its confessions, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) expresses the faith of the Reformed tradition. Central to this tradition is the affirmation of the majesty, holiness, and providence of God, who creates, sustains, rules, and redeems the world in the freedom of sovereign righteousness and love. Related to this central affirmation of God's sovereignty are other great themes of the Reformed tradition:
  • The election of the people of God for service as well as for salvation; 
  • Covenant life marked by a disciplined concern for order in the church according to the Word of God;
  • A faithful stewardship that shuns ostentation and seeks proper use of the gifts of God's creation;
  • The recognition of the human tendency to idolatry and tyranny, which calls the people of God to work for the transformation of society by seeking justice and living in obedience to the Word of God.  

In short, our goal is to be a distinctly Christian, warmly loving, caringly involved, and welcoming family of faith!


Our Mission Statement


We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA),

    called by God,
    redeemed by Jesus Christ,
    sustained by the Holy Spirit,
    seeking to grow in faith and Christian discipleship. 

PHPC is a welcoming family of faith,
    seeking unity as we follow Christ,
    loving and supporting each other and
    serving those in need within and beyond our community of faith. 

By the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
   all we are and all we do are to the greater glory of God. 

Adopted by the Session April 26, 2009


Our Vision Statement


Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 3:20-21


Preamble 
As a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church embraces a vision of hope for the future, trusting in the goodness of God, who is indeed able to surpass the limits of our human imagination. Aware that all planning is provisional, we will continually remain open to new and fresh visions of where God is leading us as the Body of Christ. 

Our Vision 
We will be a church that worships joyously and regularly in our Reformed tradition. Our worship will be creative, fresh, personal, and relevant to the lives of people of all ages. Scripture and prayer will be central to all worship, engaging worshippers in experiences of growth in Christian faith and practice. 

We will be a loving, welcoming congregation, intentionally inclusive and respectful of all members and visitors. Children will be actively included and valued as members of the church family. Youth will be challenged to develop their faith and serve others in the spirit of Christ. Adults will find this church a place where faith becomes a reality in community and service to others. 

We will be a learning congregation in which people grow into the fullness of Christ. We will learn to apply biblical perspectives to the opportunities and challenges of life. We will learn to share our faith with others in loving and appropriate ways, spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. We will find creative ways to invite people into a living relationship with God. 

We will extend comfort and support through a program of mutual ministry involving members trained to carry the love of Christ into the lives of others. We will respond quickly and appropriately to a wide variety of needs. We will be a caring congregation where people are respected, included, loved, and valued. We will support ministries and cooperative partnerships that spread God’s grace and mercy in our city, in our nation and in our world. 

Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church will be sensitive to the needs of the underserved, the overlooked, and the forgotten among us, always proclaiming and living the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Adopted by PHPC Session December 13, 2009