“IRPC envisions a movement of the gospel that transforms lives, communities and the world through people who love God, love others and make Disciples.”
We are church who loves the diversity of the body of Christ and therefore strives to partner with other churches for God’s glory and Christ’s mission for the good of our city.
The word gospel means “good news.” The gospel message is not advice about what we should do, but news about what has been done for us. The headlines read, “God has come into the world to rescue sinners.” The subtitle reads, “Believe! The King is here, and he has brought his kingdom! Turn to him!”
On the cross Jesus took His hands off of His own life for you. Now he is calling you to take your hands off of your life for Him. He is saying to us, I have lived for you, now I want you to live for me. It’s not that our life will be easier, it might even be harder, but He promises us that He is worth it. This gift He has given us is not meant to make us respond out of guilt but is meant to make us fully alive, responding with joy and gratitude. Run to him! Put your faith, hope, and love in Him; and He will give you the desires of your heart.
Our leadership is committed to the centrality of the gospel message and a general confession of the Christian faith and call to action. IRPC is an ECO Presbyterian congregation that practices basic reformed theology. Below is a list of the essential beliefs by which we live.
We believe God exists as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that He is a being of unimaginably wonderful power, goodness, and love.
Psalm 118:1, Psalm 145:1–9, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14
We believe the world exists because God created it, that it belongs to Him and therefore we should cherish and care for it.
Genesis 1:1, Psalm 24:1–2, Isaiah 40:25–26, 1 Corinthians 10:26
We believe all human beings have dignity because they were created by God in His own image, and great worth because they are valued by God beyond our ability to measure.
Genesis 1:27, 31, Psalm 8:3–6, John 3:16, Romans 5:8
We believe this world also has pain and suffering because human beings have fallen and sinned, and are estranged from God, from each other, from ourselves, and from creation.
Genesis 3:17, Romans 3:23, Colossians 1:21, Titus 3:3
God's Redemptive Plan
We believe God does not intend for sin and suffering to get the last word, but is at work to redeem and reconcile what He has made.
Isaiah 11:6–9, Colossians 1:21–23, Revelation 21:1–5
We believe God has expressed himself uniquely in His Son Jesus, who lived, taught, died, and rose again for our sakes. Jesus is our master and teacher and savior and friend, and now reigns forever with the Father and the Holy Spirit.
John 14:6–7, Acts 2:32, 1 Corinthians 15:3–4, Ephesians 2:13, Colossians 1:15–20, Philippians 2:5–11, 1 Timothy 2:5–6
We believe God has revealed the truth about Himself in the scriptures of the Old and New Testament, which are our unique and authoritative guides in faith and action.
Matthew 4:4, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Timothy 3:16–17
The Holy Spirit
We believe the Spirit of God is now available so we can be closer to God than the air we breathe.
John 14:26, Acts 1:8, Romans 8:26, Galatians 3:14, Ephesians 1:13–14
We believe the Church is the community through which God wants to bring love, healing, and growth to the human race, to which He invites everyone who is willing to follow Jesus to join.
Matthew 18:18–20, John 1:12–13, Acts 1:8, Galatians 3:28, 1 Peter 2:9
We live in hope because one day Jesus will return, love and justice will prevail, and God will set the world right.
Matthew 24:30–31, Luke 12:40, Romans 8:37–39, Revelation 21:1–5