We at St Andrews Presbyterian Church are seeking to be centred in Jesus and focussed on the bible.
Our prayer is through the gospel we will be constantly conforming into the character and likeness of the risen Lord Jesus Christ. We are seeking to be effective in our evangelism, practicing justice and mercy, integrating our faith and our work, and when we meet together that our worship will be empowered. We are a confessional church and so our theological standard is the Westminster Confession of Faith.
We welcome you to come and spend some time getting to know us and, God willing, partnering with us in Christ’s commission of making disciples of all nations.
The Gisborne Presbyterian Church (also known as St Andrews) was formed way back in 1858 and even though many things have changed over those years we are a congregation who are committed to the following ideals.
Committed to the Bible
First, we are committed to the Bible, God’s inerrant and infallible word, as the final authority for faith and life. We view the faithful preaching (and hearing) of God’s Word as essential to growth in the Christian life.
Committed to the Reformed Faith
Second, we are committed to the Reformed faith, as set forth in the Westminster Confession of Faith. This is the best known of the Protestant statements of faith.
Committed to the Great Commission
Third, we are committed to the Great Commission (Matthew 28: 18-20) , and so this means that we want our local community and indeed the whole world to know about Jesus.
Committed to Christian Fellowship
Fourth, we are committed to the biblical teaching on the communion of saints. As a church we seek to foster real Christian fellowship, mutual concern, and love in the life of the congregation. Programs and committees are no substitute for holy and compassionate relationships. We aim to be what God calls his people to be: a family — naturally and practically caring for one another and discipling one another in the good times and the bad. Our goal, then, is to be a loving community of believers in Christ, truly committed to one another.