Brett-Reed Memorial Presbyterian Church
Brett-Reed Memorial Presbyterian Church is a member of the PCUSA Presbytery of the James.
PRINCIPLES OF PRESBYTERIAN GOVERNMENT
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) reaffirms within the context of its commitment to the Church universal, a special commitment to basic principles of Presbyterian polity (see: Book of Order, F-3.02):
THE GREAT ENDS OF THE CHURCH (Book of Order, F-1.040)
The great ends of the Church are:
This statement of the Great Ends of the Church, slightly edited here, came from the United Presbyterian Church of North America, which united with the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America in 1958.
THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH (from Book of Order, F-1.101-2)
The good news of the Gospel is that the triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—creates, redeems, sustains, rules, and transforms all things and all people. The Gospel of Jesus Christ announces the nearness of God’s kingdom, bringing good news to all who are impoverished, sight to all who are blind, freedom to all who are oppressed and proclaiming the Lord’s favor upon all creation. The mission of God in Christ gives shape and substance to the life and work of the Church.
Jesus Christ, who calls the Church into being, and gives it all that is necessary for its mission in the world, is the head of the Church, which is his body. Christ alone rules, calls, teaches, and uses the Church as he wills. Christ gives the Church its life, is the Church’s hope, and is the foundation of the Church.