Here at Garst Mill we are:


We confess that God is One in His being and Three in person. This is a great mystery. While only one God, he is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The three are eternally equal in power and glory


We believe that God has revealed himself to man in creation, which includes man, and through direct revelation. While God no longer speaks to man directly, He still speaks to us through the Scriptures in the 66 books of the Bible. The Bible is God’s inspired, infallible, and inerrant Word. The Bible tells us what we are to believe about Him and what He requires of us. It shows the depths of man’s sin and the only way of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. The preaching of Garst Mill proclaims the teaching of Scripture alone.


We are Christ-centered in our worship. We proclaim that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Mediator between God and man and the Redeemer of God’s chosen people, the church. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He is the great God who created all things. Adam and Eve, the first man and woman, disobeyed God and sinned against Him — every man and woman since then is born a sinner. When the time was perfect, God the Father sent the Son, Jesus Christ, to live a perfect life, and to die for the sins of those who would believe in Him, the elect. At the end of time God will judge the earth with righteousness, and believers in Christ will inherit everlasting life.


Our beliefs about what the Bible says are summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms. Unlike the Bible, these are merely human documents, so they are not to be held in the same regard as God’s Word. Confessions are a useful tool to help each generation of the church remember what the Bible says to us. This is necessary since history has repeatedly demonstrated that the church is prone to wandering away from the straight teaching of Scripture.