who we are

OUR STORY

Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church is a conservative, orthodox, Protestant, Reformed, Christian community, locally residing within the Presbyterian Church (USA). We seek to provide opportunities for life-transformation in Jesus Christ. GLPC was chartered by the PC(USA), the largest and oldest of the Presbyterian denominations. We are a “new church development,” formally chartered 2005, by the Presbytery of The New Covenant. We have approximately 550 members (and continuing visitors) in our faith community.


Within the PC(USA) we would be characterized as “evangelical.” Other, conservative (evangelical) Presbyterian churches in the area include the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC), the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), Cumberland Presbyterian Church (CPC) and the Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians (ECO). We seek to avoid being a “consumer” oriented church, competing with large, market driven programs and promotions. Rather, we focuson one-on-one relationships, and community strength in Christ. Jesus was clear: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and love your neighbor as yourself.” (Luke 10:27)


The best way for you to get to know us is come visit! At GLPC we say "the mark of a church is not it's seating capcity, but it's greeting capacity!" We'd love to meet you! In the mean time, you can learn more about us through our vision, mission and values below. 


VISION

Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church is a truly hospitable family that provides opportunities to transform the spiritual lives of its members and community through a deepening relationship with Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.


MISSION

We are committed to being an intergenerational community of faith and welcome all who wish to grow in their relationship with God and others. The congregation shares in the joy of celebrating the grace and glory of God through worship, study, service and play. We are committed to the highest quality of nurture and care of all of our members - both families as well as individuals.


VALUES

Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church holds that Jesus Christ is the head of the Church,affirms the Bible as the inspired Word of God and believes spiritually through organized study of the Bible, with God as the center of all we do, balances Worship, Evangelism, Mission and Community: provides family-oriented services to worship God in ways meaningful and inspiring to the members of our community, reaches into our community to share the love of Jesus Christ, identifies and utilizes our God-given gifts for the glory of God and the benefit of the community: -as individuals: Expect personal commitment to the giving of time, talents and money, -as a congregation: Identify and pursue ways to meet the needs of the community with our facilities, our people, and our financial resources upholds the individual while providing and environment of support and Community, through involvement in small group settings, provides facilities to support the needs of our congregation in a way that balances fiscal responsibility with the care for God’s creation.  

what we believe

We are devoted to worshiping and serving the triune God (Father, Son & Holy Spirit) through Jesus Christ, the incarnation of God the Son who lived among us. Our Ruling Elders and Pastors strongly believe that each of us is in need of forgiveness, redemption and salvation, regardless of circumstances. 


GLPC’s chief mission is to provide opportunities for transforming lives in Christ. We believe the great end of all humanity is to glorify God and enjoy God forever. As we worship and follow the teaching of Jesus, we rely on the guidance of the Holy Spirit. 


We are conservative and orthodox, and our theology is Reformed. We believe that ongoing learning, with a strong foundation in Scripture, is critical to living transformed lives. We trust that the Bible is inspired by God and provides truth that leads to eternal life in Christ. GLPC celebrates two (2) Sacraments: The Sacrament of Baptism and the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. 


For more information about what we believe, see our Book of Confessions.