Our Essentials

While most Presbyterian Church USA affirm several core tenets, there are different emphases among the member congregations.  In this section of our website you’ll find a link to these basis tenets, along with a list of those core beliefs that that are strongly emphasized at Mallard Creek.  These core beliefs inform and guide our preaching, teaching and general mission as a congregation. 

Additional information at the PCUSA website.

Mallard Creek Core Tenets

We affirm that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments God’s authoritative self-revelation, and word to us personally. Thus when it comes to matters of faith and life we rely on God’s word for guidance and inspiration. In our worship and study, we strive to grow closer to God by learning and applying Scripture.

We seek to glorify God by worshipping Him, the living Triune God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  

We affirm Jesus Christ as being fully God and fully human. The risen Christ is now with the Father, and will one day return to judge both the living and the dead. As a congregation, we confess Christ Jesus as our personal Savior and Lord. 

We believe that it is through the work of the Holy Spirit, the 3rd person of the Triune God, that we are given the gift of faith in Christ. 

We believe that this world is fallen as the result of humanity’s free, sinful rebellion against God. Because humanity is broken and separated from God, we are incapable of repairing our broken relationship with Him on our own. In short, we are lost and in need of One to redeem and save us from sin. 

We confess that in His grace God chooses to adopt us in Christ. It is through the sacrificial death and resurrection of Christ alone we are reconciled to God and made members of the household of God.

In response to God’s grace we seek to love Him with all our heart, mind and soul. As members of the household of God, we strive to live in harmony with one another and serve the needs of those in our community and beyond.     

Core Values

Worship:  We value praising our Lord Jesus Christ as a community of faith through weekly corporate worship.

Prayer We value prayer, both offered individually throughout the week and corporately when we gather in groups at Mallard Creek.

Study of God’s Word We value the study of Scripture as the central act of both worship and Christian education.

Caregiving:  We value the emotional, physical and spiritual heath of our fellow congregants, and strive to offer ministries of care and compassion for persons of all ages.

Church family:  We value the bonds that unite us as a family in Christ, and enjoy meeting together in large and small groups.

The Community:  We value the people who live around us, pray for them to know Christ, and strive to be “salt” and “light” in this place.

Service:  We value the call of God to humbly serve our neighbors both near and far, working for human flourishing.