All Saints Reformed Presbyterian Church is a growing body of worshipers consisting of believers and their children. From the early days of our humble beginnings, All Saints has aimed to reach the lost in our area and to welcome those seeking fellowship with a church which loves Jesus Christ and the truth He has revealed in Scripture. Since All Saints began to take shape as a church plant and a worshiping community, three emphases have characterized its ministry:
The first characteristic of this ministry is expressed in our name, All Saints. Living in one the of the most ethnically and culturally diverse regions in the world, we aim to make All Saints a church that is inviting to all saints, heartily welcoming the various ethnic and cultural groups which live in the surrounding community into our fellowship. We consciously work to make our church a place where the world’s stereotypes and segregation by age, culture, language, and social and economic classes are dishonored. By the grace of God, we are witnessing the Lord’s work in shaping us into a diverse body of worshipers who love Jesus Christ and seek to live for His glory in everything.
REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE OF WORSHIP
The second characteristic of this ministry is expressed in our thoroughgoing commitment to the Regulative Principle of Worship as formulated and practiced by the 16th and 17thcentury Reformed and Presbyterian churches. That means our worship consists solely of the things God has commanded in His word such as the centrality of preaching, the regular and faithful administration of the sacraments, exclusive use of inspired canonical Psalms in our praise without the accompaniment of musical instruments, and many prayers sprinkled throughout worship. Subscribing to these rigorous standards of worship does not flow from a desire to be “different,” rather, it is rooted in a heartfelt desire to demonstrate our full submission to Jesus Christ who is the Head of the Church, and who alone has authority to prescribe what is to be done in worship.
The third characteristic of this ministry is expressed in our commitment to be a confessionally Reformed church. Since the Bible is a large book, written by multiple authors over the course of hundreds of years and in multiple different languages, it is essential for the church to have doctrinal statements which accurately summarize and formulate the system of doctrine contained in Holy Scripture. These confessional documents, the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, as well as the Ecumenical creeds including the Apostles, the Nicene, and the Chalcedonian Definition, are not received as authoritative in our church out of a regard for tradition; instead, we receive them as authoritative because these creeds and confessions accurately summarize the word of the God, and they unite our voices in confessing the faith once for all delivered to the saints.