We all have a creed. Everyone believes something about everything. When we write these beliefs down, we make a powerful, tangible and definitive statement. Such written creeds give the church formal documents to examine, discuss and practically apply - a standard to which our words and our actions can be held accountable.
Unlike the Scripture, these documents are neither inerrant nor are they the rule of our faith and practice at the Kirk. The Bible alone holds this cherished position in our hearts and minds. However, we find them to be a helpful summary of what we believe the Bible teaches about almost everything.
The Kirk is a presbyterian church. The term “Presbyterian” originates in the language of the Greek New Testament and describes a church led by elders. Elders are elected from the congregation to shepherd the church. We have two types of elders: Teaching Elders (TE) are full time, staff members who do most of the preaching and teaching ministry of the Church. Ruling Elders (RE) assist them, providing executive leadership and pastoral care for the flock. Together, they form the Session.
To meet our Session hover over (or tap on a mobile device) the images. To get to know our pastor (i.e. teaching elder) select the link on his picture.
Our Deacons oversee the organizational and logistical aspects of Church leadership. In particular, they marshall our physical and financial resources to meet the pressing needs of both our congregation and our neighbors in the world. With their help, the elders are able to keep prayer and the ministry of the Word their primary focus among the flock.
Meet our Deacons by hovering over (or tapping on a mobile device) the images.
Everything we do in church flows to and flows from the public worship of God. Here, we find God to be most present in all of His life giving, mind enlightening, heart changing, soul reviving, family building presence. Spirit and Truth Worship forms the beating heart of our congregation. In this sacred meeting, our best and most pressing work is done.
Our worship propels our ministry. As God ministers to us, so we minister to others through discipleship, fellowship, and stewardship.
Discipleship is the equipping of the saints for the work of service. Discipleship makes us others-centered. In fellowship, we gather to share all graces that Christ lavishes upon us. In stewardship, we use God's gifts for the blessing of His people. Because all have a gift to be used, stewardship never bypasses anyone.
Ministry occurs in all stages of life, no matter your gender or need.
If our ladies are the tender heart and gentle hand of the Kirk, our men are its backbone. Each month a cohort of men meet to encourage one another towards Christlike manliness, modeling His holy zeal, tender Spirit, tenacious grace, and undaunted courage. This is the victory which overcomes the world, our faith (1Jn 5:4). By faith we put sin to death, resist the alluring darkness of this world, and hold the line for Christ against Satan and His Hordes. We encourage men to bring their sons, and sons their fathers. Typically our meetings involve a sumptuous breakfast, an exhortation from Scripture, a time of prayer, or an outreach event bringing the gospel to Savannah.
Good theology should always overflow with songs. To that end, God has blessed us with a talented cadre of singers and musicians to assist our congregation in praise and worship. We are always looking for new musicians and singers to help our songs reach up to the transcendent majesty of God with melodies rejoicing with reverence and awe! If God has given you the desire to join this side of our ministry, please contact Chris Sather, our director of all things musical.
Our Children’s ministry reflects our Savior's beating heart for children. Our number one priority, therefore, is to expose our little ones to the majesty of God in worship. With wit and wisdom, our pastors work hard to engage their growing minds in the sermon. We also offer specialized children's ministry including weekly Sunday School and catechism classes, a nursery, monthly youth gatherings, periodic youth trips, and our annual vacation Bible school.
As an additional layer of discipleship, we provide studies for men and for women, for working women and for young moms, for early risers and for those who prefer lunch. Currently, we offer the following opportunities for study and fellowship:
Monday Evening Ladies' Study - 7-9pm
Tuesday Morning Ladies’ Study - 10-11:30am
Wednesday Night Campus & Careers - 6:30pm
As an overflow of our weekly Lord’s Day services, these groups meet midweek. Here we gather across the city in homes to eat, talk, share burdens, study the Scripture, and pray. Here, singles, couples, parents, and children have the opportunity to fellowship together. These happy clans become a springboard for outreach and service among the community. They offer a safe haven to invite friends to taste and see of the goodness of God at work through His Church.
Following the Be/Know/Do paradigm, our Adult Sunday school seeks to equip Christians for godly living. Come and you will receive a rich fare designed to communicate truth for life. Our syllabus revolves around four key subjects: the Bible, theology, the history of the Kingdom of God, and the practicalities for Christian living.