"So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God." - Ephesians 3:17-19
The Gospel teaches us that we are more sinful than we ever dared to believe, but in Christ we are more loved than we ever dared to imagine. It also teaches us that we learn and experience that truth through the community of God. Thus, we are “high gospel” and “high church” - emphasizing not doctrine over community, or vice versa, but preserving both as God intended.
Christianity is more than beliefs, but it is certainly not less. Rather than running from theology, we run to it because we believe God has graciously guarded his revelation for his glory and our good. To experience and know the real gospel of grace changes the minds of believers from the first day they believe until death. “The riches of the gospel” are truly full of treasures.
CPC in the Hill, as a church plant of Christ Presbyterian Church New Haven, is a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). As one of many communions in the church universal, the PCA is distinguished by its affirmation of the "Reformed system of faith”, as reflected in the Westminster Confession of Faith. The PCA is characterized by its emphasis on both personal revival and theological reformation. Without revival, reformation can become "dead orthodoxy." Without reformation, revival can result in shallow experientialism and misinformed zeal. By promoting reformation and revival, we seek to carry out the Great Commission with biblical integrity and personal authenticity unto the glory of God. It is a privilege to be a part of a larger denomination - modeled after the council in Acts 15 - that provides greater accountability, direction and guides. We are not out on our own, but take advantage of regional, national and global bonds that help, challenge, and correct us. With our deep roots and solid trunk, we also hope to witness new branches.