Who We Are
Green Mountain Presbyterian Church strives to be an inclusive and non-judgmental community of faith. We realize that we are in different places in our spiritual journeys and are willing to accept and nurture each other while providing a place for those seeking a spiritual home.
What We Believe
"In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit, we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks and to live holy and joyful lives, even as we watch for God's new heaven and new earth praying, 'Come, Lord Jesus.'" [from "A Brief Statement of Faith" adopted by our denomination in 1983].
Presbyterians believe in the authority of scripture, the sovereignty of God, and salvation by grace through Christ, rather than by our own good works. Good works are a response to God's love. Presbyterians also believe in representative rule under the Word of God. Green Mountain Presbyterian Church is governed by a board of elders ("Session") elected from and by the congregation. Denominationally, we belong to Denver Presbytery, the Synod of the Rocky Mountains, and the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (PCUSA).
Presbyterians believe in two sacraments described in the Bible:
Baptism unites us with Jesus Christ and makes us members of God's family, the church. Baptism was ordered by Christ and is done in a public setting where adults and/or parents of children being baptized make a statement of faith in front of others. We do not believe that baptism is required for salvation, but rather it is a means of becoming a part of the Christian community. Presbyterians accept baptisms performed in other Christian churches; there is no need to be re-baptized in our church.
Communion, or The Lord's Supper, was also ordered by Christ. With bread and wine we join the disciples and Jesus in their last meal together. The bread and wine symbolize the promise of God's enduring love for the family - all of us. Our communion table is open to all who believe in Jesus. You do not need to be a member of Green Mountain Presbyterian Church to partake. Baptized children who are nurtured in the faith may participate with the church in this sacrament.