Our Beliefs


Evergreen Church is a community of Jesus' followers committed to loving Salem, OR.  We were founded in 2001. Jesus links us to God's people throughout the centuries, and so our beliefs are not new.  They are summarized concisely by the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed from the 4th century.   A larger expression is found in the Westminster Confession of Faith, as adopted by our denomination, the Presbyterian Church in America. 

We believe…

… the Bible is the written Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit. It reveals God’s truth and guides us in life.

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

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

… that salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ. God’s grace is not based on any human individual merit, or work.

… 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.

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

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

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