Resurrection is a community of flawed but forgiven sinners who have been gripped by Jesus Christ. We seek to be guided by Christ's powerful gospel and desire to reflect his character in love, mercy, joy, and hospitality to a broken and battered world. We desire to cultivate a safe, healthy, and refreshing environment where broken people have a lot of time to grow in Christ in sustainable and deep ways. While we are rooted in a biblical, ancient, and historic faith, we seek to make the commitments of the Reformation alive, contemporary, and modern to bless today's people in Pierce County. Because we seek to take God and his Word seriously, we gather to worship in reverence and awe around the preaching of the gospel and the administration of the sacraments but do so without taking ourselves too seriously. At our core, we exist to celebrate the power of the gospel to the glory of God.
Our beliefs are summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith, as well as the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. These confessions and catechisms are summaries of biblical teaching which our officers heartily affirm and have promised to uphold. A shorter summary of our beliefs would include:
- We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.
- We believe in the Holy Trinity. There is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
- We believe that all are sinners and totally unable to save themselves from God’s displeasure, except by His mercy.
- We believe that salvation is by God alone as He sovereignly chooses those He will save.
- We believe His choice is based on His grace, not on any human individual merit, or foreseen faith.
- We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who through His perfect life and sacrificial death atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him, alone, for salvation.
- We believe that God is gracious and faithful to His people not simply as individuals but as families in successive generations according to His Covenant promises.
- We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells God’s people and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him.
- We believe that Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself.
- We believe that all aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Resurrection Presbyterian Church began to meet in a home for Sunday evening Bible studies in October 2007, and then rented a local church building (thank you, Elim Evangelical Free Church!) from January through May 2008 for evening worship. In May 2008, RPC moved to its current rental facility, Summit United Methodist Church (thank you, SUMC!).
We are a congregation of about 140 souls, made up of people from all walks of life. We are single, married, widowed, and divorced; young couples just starting out and empty nesters; teachers, medical professionals, stay-at-home moms, military families, students, farmers, engineers, sales professionals, skilled workers in a variety of industries from construction to aircraft maintenance.
We would love for "our story" and "your story" to cross paths and maybe become part of the same story that God is writing. Feel free to let us know if you have questions about our church's history.