In the Presbyterian Church in Ireland our worship of God is centred around the clear teaching of the Bible.
We understand the Bible to be God’s revelation of himself through his prophets and apostles, but most of all through His only begotten Son Jesus Christ. As the writer of the Letter to the Hebrews said:
Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. Hebrews 1: 1-2 ESV.
As we worship God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit it is our principle in worship, life and witness, “not to go beyond what is written”
(1 Corinthians 4: 6 ESV), because as another great apostle of the Lord’s, John, also wrote:
Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. (2 John 1: 9 ESV)
With these important instructions in mind we seek to faithfully set before you the clear teaching of Jesus Christ as set forth in the words of holy scripture.
In the Presbyterian Church in Ireland we believe the Word of God as set forth in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments is the only infallible rule of faith and practice, and the supreme standard of the Church. And, as a witness for Christ, we have adopted subordinate standards in which are set out what we understand the Word of God to teach on certain important points of doctrine and worship. These subordinate standards, of the Westminster Confession of Faith and Larger and Shorter Catechisms, are a testimony for truth, and against error, and serve as a bond of union for the members of the Church.
WHAT WE DO
As a Christian community in Monaghan we worship God as revealed to the world in Christ Jesus and seek to witness to His love for us in our worship, through acts of service, hearing his teaching, practicing his commands and in sharing the faith, hope and love we have received through God's grace in the Holy Spirit.
We seek to follow Christ together in ordinary ways of life and are learning to work out our salvation through obedience to His word.
As Presbyterians we are led by a team of elders, or presbyters, who oversee the life and witness of the Church in what we call the Kirk Session (Church Court).
Additionally, we have those who act as deacons serving on our Congregational Committee who help manage our buildings, finance and other church affairs.
We encourage everyone in our congregation to share in the gifts and graces they have received from God to serve their neighbours in congregational and community life. This is our witness to the loving-kindness of God extended to us through His Son, Jesus Christ.
WHAT IS CHRISTIANITY?
Please take a few minutes to view this short video from the Christianity Explored team. It clearly and simply sets out the Gospel message, God's good news of reconciliation with Him, which He made possible through the life, death and resurrection of His only Son, Jesus Christ.