Beliefs

Our Vision

St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church is a Christian community in downtown Hamilton, embodying Jesus’ acceptance and love of all people and supporting the growth of God’s people in faith and service.

Our Mission Statements

Following Jesus Christ and in His name, we will in humble spirit:

~ Proclaim God’s love, mercy, and grace through:

  •      the way we live as a Christian community
  •      our public and private worship
  •      our actions in service for others
  •      our Christian example

~ Pray

  •      for our world
  •      for our neighbours
  •      for each other
  •      for ourselves

~ Know our community and respond to the needs of its people

~ Challenge ourselves to live fearlessly and faithfully

St. Paul’s is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. We articulate our Christian faith through contemporary words, addressing modern concerns and questions. Living Faith (1998) is our Canadian statement of faith.

As Presbyterians, we believe in the triune God. God is one God, revealed in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that the Bible is the written revelation of who God is. It is important to gather weekly for worship and to also regularly experience the sacraments of communion. Baptism is seen as a visible sign of God’s promise to God’s people.