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Expositional Preaching and Teaching

God has given us a precious gift in his Word.   Those who have seriously studied it know that, if you do it right, it can be both challenging and rewarding. There is nothing like the magnificent joy of learning what God says about himself, us, this life, and the next.   Through preaching, classes, and small groups, we try to make complex things clear, while showing how the Word makes a difference in our spiritual lives.    Our pastor usually preaches through books of the Bible paragraph by paragraph, hoping to share the joy of digging deep and learning more about what God has revealed to us.  If God has given you an unusual hunger to understand what the Scriptures teach, then please come enjoy God's Word with us. 

Worship in the Spirit and in Truth

We express our gratitude for God's  love and grace to us through weekly worship.  We pray together, give together, sing together, confess our faith together, hearken to the Word together, and share the sacraments together.  We seek to lift up the name of Jesus and magnify the One who made us and called us to be his own.   

Opportunities to Exercise God-Given Gifts

The Scriptures teach that believers are united together in One Body.  As members of that body we each have been given different gifts and abilities to use in service to Christ, one another, and the larger Kingdom.  Whatever your gifts, we desire to provide a place for you to use them. 

Opportunities to Encourage and Be Encouraged by Brothers and Sisters in Christ

We are a family, united in Christ.  God has designed us to need each other--fellowship, encouragement, accountability, support.  As you get to know your brothers and sisters in Christ, you will make relationships that will last a lifetime and friendships that provide what we all need as we go through the ups and downs of life. 
 A Base of Operations for the Spread of God's Kingdom

Jesus commanded us to preach the Gospel to everyone, regardless of ethnicity, language, or homeland.  We desire to see every part of New Martinsville and the surrounding communities flooded with the Gospel of Christ, because we believe that people will not be converted unless they first hear the Cross of Christ preached to them. 

Reformed Heritage

The word "Reformed" means that we celebrate the five great teachings of the Reformation--Grace alone, Faith alone, Christ alone, Scripture alone, to the Glory of God alone.  In other words, we have nothing to boast about before God or our fellow human beings.  But it also means that when we worship, we glory in the Lord, because he alone is worthy.   Presbyterian Churches usually sum up what they believe in the Westminster Confession of Faith.   

Presbyterian Church Structure

Presbyterian Churches are governed by several Elders, instead of just one pastor.   We believe that different congregations should be united together as much as possible (one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism), so all our churches are connected together into a presbytery called the New River Presbytery of West Virginia.  This presbytery is connected together with all our other presbyteries in a denomination called the Presbyterian Church in America.