ABOUT US

A church for the 21st century providing a blend of bible based worship and teaching

OUR MISSION & VISION

Mission Statement

The Mission Statement below was received by the General Assembly in June 1992 at its meeting to mark the 350th anniversary of the establishment of the first Presbytery in Ireland.

THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN IRELAND,
as a Reformed Church within the wider body of Christ is grounded in the Scriptures,and exists to love and honour God
through faith in His Son and by the power of His Spirit,and to enable her members to play their partin fulfilling God's mission to our world.

 

GOD CALLS US TO A SHARED LIFE
in which we love, honour and are reconciled to one another whilst respecting our diversity within the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.
We are called to encourage the exercise of the gifts of every member of the Body for the work of ministry and, seeking the renewal of the whole Church, to co-operate with other parts of Christ's Church without betrayal of our convictions.

GOD CALLS US TO WORSHIP HIM

with our whole lives, meeting together in groups large and small and gathering especially on the Lord's Day for the preaching and study of His Word, the celebration of the sacraments and the offering of prayer and praise with reverence and joy, using language, form and music appropriate both to Scripture and to our time and culture.

GOD CALLS US TO MISSION

as witnesses to Christ through both evangelism and social witness challenging the values of the world in which we live with the values of God's kingdom and winning men and women to faith and discipleship. This mission is to be pursued amongst all the people of Ireland and the peoples of the European Community and the whole world: those with whom we feel comfortable, those from whom we feel alienated and those who are in any way distant from us in culture and faith.

 

WE OURSELVES ARE CHALLENGED

with a biblical discipleship which is radical in its self denial, simplicity of lifestyle, stewardship of money, faithful relationships, prayerfulness, concern for the world which God has created and love for its people whom he loves and for whose salvation He gave his Son.

WHAT WE DO

We aim to live out our Mission and Vision as a family of God’s people by being:

 

  • A Covenant Community: where our relationships are rooted in the promises of God by living faithfully toward him and toward one another

  • An Intergenerational Community: where adults intentionally take the lead to engage with, encourage and nurture younger members to maturity in Christ.

  • An Outward looking Community: where we want the blessings of God that belong to us in the gospel to become blessings for others beyond the bounds of our community.

As a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, we believe that the Bible is the supreme authority over all we do, and that the Westminster Confession of Faith, along with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms set out what we understand the Bible teaches on key matters of Christian faith and practice.

We are a bible-based Christian church serving God in the local rural community from 1798.

ABOUT US
ADDRESS

Sandholes Presbyterian Church

8 Kiltyclogher Road
Cookstown
BT80 9AU

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