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Beliefs

OUR BELIEFS:

Our beliefs speak to who we are as a community on mission.

The sure foundation of our Christian faith is Scripture.

We believe the Bible is absolutely true, infallible, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and requires our complete submission to its teaching. It is the complete and unified witness to God’s redemptive acts culminating in the incarnation of the Living Word, Jesus Christ.

On that foundation, we affirm our belief in:

  1. One God, sovereign creator and sustainer, infinitely perfect, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  2. Jesus Christ, who was born of the virgin Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit. He is true God and true man forever. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. He arose bodily from the dead, ascended to heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father. He is our savior, high priest and our only mediator.
  3. The Holy Spirit, who came to glorify Jesus Christ and apply Christ’s saving work to our hearts, convicting us of our sin and drawing us to our savior. He empowers and gives us gifts for service. He instructs and guides us into all truth, and seals us for the day of redemption.
  4. Our sin separates us from God; our salvation depends completely on God’s free grace. We receive God’s righteousness and are justified when we put our faith in Jesus Christ alone for our salvation.
  5. The Church is made up of all people who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit, are united together in the Body of Christ. The Church is visible, yet imperfect, in local congregations where God’s Word is preached and sacraments are administered with integrity.
  6. Jesus Christ will come again to the earth - personally, visibly, and bodily - to judge the living and the dead, and to consummate history and God’s eternal plan.
  7. Jesus commands believers to share the Gospel throughout the world and make disciples of all nations.


We are a Presbyterian and Reformed congregation of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. As such, the particulars of how we understand these essentials are in the Westminster Confession of Faith. However, because we focus on the essentials, all those who follow Jesus or want to follow him are welcome to join us in God’s mission. For more details on our beliefs, go here.

OUR MISSION:

Our mission statement speaks to why we are on mission.

We are working together to present everyone mature in Christ. (Colossians 1:28)

OUR VISION:

Our vision speaks to how we are going about being on that mission.

What this means is that we work as a community to grow more and more into people who look and act like Jesus. This process of becoming more like Jesus is what the Bible calls being a disciple of Jesus. A disciple is someone who knows who Jesus is and makes a decision to follow him. A disciple is one who is being changed by Jesus, transformed by the Holy Spirit. And a disciple is someone who is committed to the mission of Jesus. We are a community of people who are disciples of Jesus who make disciples of Jesus.

OUR VALUES:

Our values speak to the characteristics of Jesus we hope to exemplify on mission.

We go out as a people of ACTION, with EXCELLENCE and INTEGRITY; we are a people of COURAGE; and we engage with the world UNPRETENTIOUSLY. For more on the formation of these values, read here

OUR HISTORY:

We have been about proclaiming the name of Jesus in Gig Harbor and the greater Key Peninsula since as a community of people called Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church since November 19, 1963. We were so named because we were geographically the new chapel at the top of Rosedale’s hill. The faces of our pastors and the footprint of our buildings have changed, but our love for sharing Jesus in our community has remained a steady commitment of the members of Chapel Hill from the beginning.

OUR LEADERSHIP:

Ordained offices: Elders (including Pastors), Deacons. We are also supported by Staff and Members. Learn more about deacons and elders, or recommend someone as a deacon or elder here.  View staff directory and listing of Elders and Deacons.