Who We Are

Big Cove Church’s Vision is “To Be Disciples Who Make Disciples!”
Big Cove Church’s Mission Statement is “Let Us Work for the Good of All!”

As Presbyterians, we are first Christians (people who try to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and who believe in resurrection) and secondly Protestants.  Several uniquely different groups of Protestants use the word “Presbyterian” in their titles, but the word itself simply defines how the church body is governed.  Presbyterian (USA) churches, in which we have membership, compose the mainstream, original Presbyterian denomination in America.

We celebrate the two sacraments instituted by Christ in Scripture: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.    Baptism unites us with Jesus Christ and makes us members of God’s family, the Church, and the Lord’s Supper reminds us of who we are and whose we are.  It is open to all who desire to know Christ.

We also affirm “the priesthood of all believers.”  Children, youth, men, and women are encouraged to participate in worship, government, and ministry.

To become a member of the church, one must profess a belief and trust in Jesus Christ as our forgiving Savior and be baptized.  We recognize baptisms from other denominations and do not re-baptize.

Our congregation is a casual, informal mix of young and old, “cradle-born Presbyterians” and people new to the faith, Democrats, Libertarians, and Republicans, engineers and homemakers, married couples and single/divorced people, and is open to anyone seeking to know the love of God through Jesus Christ.

Most importantly, we want you to know that Jesus loves you and wants to be in a relationship with you, as you are, where you are.