Our Beliefs


Our Church's Hope

Jesus, God’s perfect son, came into this world to seek and save those who were broken, rebellious, guilty and dead in their sins. Through Jesus’ death on a cross, we receive forgiveness of our sins. Through Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, we receive new life. This is our hope and it is good news because this is not earned as we try harder, but received as a gift that flows out of God’s great love towards us.

Our Church's Mission

Resurrection Presbyterian Church exists to gather people in and around the towns of Athens and Watkinsville into a worshipping community that proclaims the good news that Jesus is our only hope; and to grow together in our love for and service to God, one another, our neighbors and the world.

Our Church's Values

Living as New Creations: The resurrection of Jesus has inaugurated a new age of hope, rescue and renewal. All those God calls are new creations in Jesus and called to live in the reality of this new age here and now as we anticipate the new creation coming in all its fullness. 

Cross-Shaped Lives: Jesus took upon himself the role of a servant in his death on the cross, and he calls each of us to deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow him.  The paradoxical promise is that if we lose our life, we will find it. 

Humble Orthodoxy: We submit ourselves to God and his story as given to us in the Scriptures.  We humbly seek to understand God’s story together as a means of grace and our standard for faith and obedience. 

Faithful Presence: Jesus came and lived faithfully among us.  We want to live faithfully as a community of believers serving one another and our city. We will show honor and respect to all people and it is our desire that all come to faith in Jesus. 

Generous Hearts: God spared nothing in giving us his son, Jesus. We are to be generous towards one another as we repent, forgive and serve one another with our abilities, time, energy and money.

Our Church's Beliefs

Resurrection Presbyterian Church is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America, and we hold to the historic Christian beliefs as summarized in the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, the Belgic Confession, the Canons of Dort, the Heidelberg Catechism, and the Westminster Standards. You can locate these documents in our Resources.