The church is a collection of people gathering together to
worship Jesus Christ, to love one another and share
the love of Christ with the world.
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 faith in Jesus Christ. God’s grace is not based on any human individual merit, or work.
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 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.
Evergreen Church of Salem is a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).
We belong to a denomination because we believe that Scripture obligates us to participate with other congregations for the sake of doctrinal and ethical faithfulness.
The word “presbyterian” means that a congregation is led by a group of elders, that is, leaders who share responsibility for the faithfulness of the congregation.
The PCA is a denomination of congregations that affirm the importance of belonging to a larger entity in pursuit of faithful belief and practice.
The PCA has three important commitments:
Inerrancy-- God has revealed himself in the Bible, and all Scripture is true, authoritative and good in all it teaches.
Reformed theology-- God alone sustains and orders all creation, including the salvation of his people.
Mission-- God commissions his people to follow his own example by drawing all the world to love him.