We believe in the one true and living God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit; who is holy love, eternal, unchangeable in being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.
God is the Creator of all that is known and unknown. All creation discloses God’s glory, power, wisdom, beauty, goodness, and love.
God inspired persons of the covenant community to write the scriptures. In and through the scriptures God speaks about creation, sin, judgment, salvation, the church and the growth of believers. The scriptures are the infallible rule of faith and practice, the authoritative guide for Christian living.
The Lord’s Supper was instituted by Jesus Christ on the night of His betrayal. It is the means by which the church remembers and shows forth Christ’s passion and death on the cross. This sacrament is a means of spiritual nourishment and growth, an act of grateful obedience to Christ, and a commitment to the work and service of Christ’s church for all who celebrate it. All persons who are part of the covenant community, and are committed to the Christian life, are invited and encouraged to receive this sacrament.
Sacraments are signs and testimonies of God’s covenant of grace. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the sacraments of the New Testament. Jesus Christ ordained the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper for the church.
Baptism symbolizes the baptism of the Holy Spirit and is the external sign of the covenant which marks membership in the community of faith. In this sacrament the church witnesses to God’s initiative to claim persons in Christ, forgive their sins, grant them grace, shape and order their lives through the work of the Holy Spirit, and set them apart for service.
The Cumberland Presbyterian Church was organized in Dickson County, Tennessee, February 4, A.D. 1810. It was an outgrowth of the Great Revival of 1800; one of the most powerful revivals that this country has ever witnessed.