Our Beliefs

About us, who we are, and what we believe.

About Us

For over 60 years, God has faithfully accomplished His ministry through this Body of Christ called Colonial. Born from a church plant Sunday school called Boone Church, Colonial Presbyterian Church was established in 1953 at 9500 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO. Our Overland Park, KS campus, near Quivira and 135th Street, was opened in 2002, making us one church in two locations.

Our Beliefs

 

As members of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church we hold tightly to the Essentials of Our Faith as laid out by the EPC. We also maintain the system of doctrine found in the Westminster Confession of Faith. Beliefs are often best discussed in dialogue. Accordingly, our pastors would love the opportunity to talk with you about the beliefs of Colonial.

 

Here is a brief overview of what we believe:

 

  1. There is one God who is revealed in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all with unimaginable power, goodness, and love. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

 

  1. All humans have dignity because they were created by God in His own image. Although we were created by God to enjoy him and bring him glory, we all disobey him. This is sin. Because of this sin, we are separated from God, each other, ourselves, and creation. The only way to be restored and reunited with God is by his grace, given to those who put their faith in Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:27; Romans 3:23; Titus 3:3-6)

 

  1. Jesus is the Son of God, fully human and fully God. He lived a perfect life and offered himself as a sacrifice for our sin by dying on the cross. Three days later he rose from the dead, forever defeating death. Through faith in Jesus our sins are forgiven and we are restored before God. Jesus now reigns forever in heaven. He will come again to judge everyone who has ever lived. (John 1:14; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Matthew 24:36-44)

 

  1. God uniquely reveals himself to us through the Bible, the 66 books of the Old and New Testament. The Bible is authoritative and tells us how to have a relationship with God, what we are to believe, and how we are to live. Because it is God’s word, the Bible should be believed, trusted, and obeyed in life and in faith. (Matthew 4:4; John 17:17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)

 

  1. The Holy Spirit lives in those who put their faith in Jesus Christ for their salvation, and it helps them become more like Christ. (John 14:26; Romans 8:26; Ephesians 1:13-14)

 

  1. God is at work to redeem and reconcile all that he has made to himself. We believe he is doing this through the local church. He invites everyone who is willing to follow Jesus to join his church. (Isaiah 11:6-9; Matthew 18:18-20; Revelation 21:1-5)

 

  1. All those who call Jesus their Lord and Savior are to BLESS others in the places that they live, work, play, and learn, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and inviting them to discover who God is. (Genesis 12:2-3; Matthew 28:18-20)

Our Mission and Vision

Our goal as a local church body is to help people become passionate, selfless followers of Christ. In order to become a fully devoted Christ-follower, we encourage everyone to adopt three priorities into daily life: encountering God, growing with others, and impacting people.

 

Encountering God
When we gather on Sunday as a congregation, our primary goal is to help you encounter God through songs of worship, through prayer, and through the teaching of God’s Word. For us to grow, we must also encounter God consistently throughout the week. Therefore, we want to help you experience the reality of the living God in small groups, in your family gatherings, and in your personal relationship with the Lord.

 

Growing with Others
We are committed to providing the resources and opportunities to help you become a passionate, selfless follower of Christ. Put simply, we want to help you obey God’s two greatest commands: to love Him with all of your heart, soul and strength and to love others as yourself (Matthew 22:37-40). Individual growth is severely limited, however, if we are not in community. We need each other for comfort, encouragement and exhortation, and Colonial provides various venues for you to grow with others such as short-term studies, ongoing communities and one-on-one mentoring. Since unhealthy relationships hinder our individual and corporate growth, we specifically address overcoming obstacles so that we may enjoy healthy relationships.

 

Impacting People
As our love for God increases, our desire to impact others with the gospel and good works increases as well. Therefore, we provide various opportunities for the congregation to impact others within Colonial, within the community and around the globe. We also provide support and training so that you can increasingly impact others where you live and work, or wherever God leads you.

Exploring Colonial

If you are interested in learning more about Colonial, who we are, what we do, and why we do it, consider joining us for Explore Colonial. For those of you visiting, this is a time for you to learn about our beliefs and core values. For those of you considering membership, this is the first step of our membership process. Explore Colonial is offered five times a year. Learn more.