When Jesus was asked what the greatest Commandment was, He stated, "Love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength."
We were created to worship and love God. The first 4 of the 10 Commandments are really about worship of God. The Psalmist repeatedly states, "Worship the LORD God" "Exalt the LORD God" "Praise the LORD God with all your heart forever!" We are a community of faith that Worships the LORD God. Using the word "Worship" points us first to HIM.
We are called to serve. This encompasses the great commission. Out of our service and our outreach, we proclaim Him who died for all. In our outreach, we witness to Christ and His work on the cross. We set a witness of Him to the world, so that as we serve Him in the world, the Holy Spirit might work through our witness as Paul states in Romans.
We are a member of the global movement of Evangelical Presbyterian Churches.
From the beginning, we have been a movement of congregations that takes seriously the Bible, the theology of the historic confessions of the faith, and the evangelical fervor of the founders of American Presbyterianism. We envision our local churches to be evangelical and Presbyterian; hence our name. We affirm that the Bible is God's inspired and infallible Word, and that it contains eternal truth that speaks with authority to our life, doctrine, and mission (2 Timothy 3:16). To ensure that the ideals of faith are easily understood but remain foundational, our core belief is contained in a concise list of essentials. We are Reformed in our understanding of the Bible, which means we aim to be confessional.
The Constitution of the EPC consists of the Westminster Confession of Faith (including the Larger and Shorter Catechisms), the "Essentials of our Faith," and the Book of Order (comprised of The Book of Government, The Book of Discipline, and The Book of Worship). Of these, we have one confessional standard: the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms. All these documents are subordinate to Scripture, which is "the supreme and final authority on all matters on which it speaks."
We are to grow in faith. Without growth and knowledge of who God/Christ is and what His WORD says, we will be as Paul states, "like grass blowing in the wind." We will not have an answer for the World and its persecution of our faith. We must grow in knowledge and truth. In Proverbs we are told to "Obtain the knowledge of God, so that, we can discern life's journey ahead."