Biblical
We believe that the Bible, containing 66 books in the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, inerrant and infallible in its original form and authoritative for all of life and faith.

Creedal
We affirm the truths found in the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed as containing a summary of the essence of our Christian faith. These creeds form the most basic elements of our faith, especially in how our faith confesses the Triune God. We also affirm the teachings of the Athanasian Creed, and recognize the Definition of Chalcedon (from 451AD) as likewise containing a summary of the Christian faith.
Confessional
We embrace the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Westminster Larger Catechism, and the Westminster Shorter Catechism as confessional documents that contain a comprehensive (though not exhaustive) statement of the theology contained in the Bible. These form the backbone of our congregation and the identity of our church to the broader Christian community. While these do not serve as the boundaries for our fellowship with other believers, they highlight the distinctive of theology that we believe and thus as arbiters of how closely we can and ought to affiliate with other congregations and denominations.
In addition to the Westminster Standards, we also are in agreement with the other historic confessions of the Reformation, including the Synod of Dordt, the Belgic Confession, and the Heidelberg Catechism (together these are known as the Three Forms of Unity).
Liturgical
We believe that the pattern of worship in Scripture is appropriately called covenantal (or gospel oriented). God calls us into his presence to worship; God charges us to corporately confess our sins; God comforts us with the declaration of our forgiveness through the gospel; God joins us with the Church triumphant in our confession of faith; God speaks to us through his Word; God receives the fruit of our lives and labors in the offering; God feeds us at his Table; God blesses us in the benediction and sends us to out to serve in his victorious kingdom. Our worship, therefore, takes this form:
  1. Call to worship
  2. Confession and forgiveness
  3. Consecration—by Word, prayer, song
  4. Communion of the Lord's Supper
  5. Commission
Covenantal
The Bible defines Christians as being people of the covenant—and as such we are in covenant with God, as well as with one another and all of creation. Membership in the local church flows out of this covenantal identity, and we take membership seriously at Trinity.