We describe ourselves as a gospel-centered, Spirit-filled, Presbyterian church, and that description shines a lot of light on how we think about worship, ministry, and community.
Our guiding purpose is to exalt Jesus Christ and make known to the world the joy of living in communion with him. Myrtle Grove has long been passionate about proclaiming the good news of what God has done through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. We express that passion through outreach locally, church-planting regionally, and missions-sending internationally.
Visitors to Myrtle Grove often comment about how loving our congregation is; there is a joy that characterizes our gatherings and our relationships with each other. That is because we seek and expect to experience “peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Rom. 14:17).” We embrace the fullness of the Holy Spirit and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts that he offers. Our worship and ministry are expressive of His life and power at work within us.
At the most basic level, being Presbyterian simply means that we are governed by elders locally and a council of elders regionally. (The English word Presbyterian comes from the Greek word presbuteros, which means elder.) But it also means that we are grounded in the Scriptures as understood in the historic creeds of the early church and the Protestant Reformed confessions of faith. So not only do we invite people into worship and community that are infused with vitality and relevance, but that also worship connects them with the rich, abiding faith that has endured through the centuries.