We exist to bring the good news of God's Kingdom to a diverse city.
Ponce Presbyterian is a Gospel-centered Christian community. We worship the triune-God and share the good news of Jesus' life, death, resurrection, and eventual return (also known as the gospel of Jesus Christ). It is only through this good news, and by the Lord's grace and mercy, that anyone can have a relationship with God and be part of His Kingdom.
We want the saving power and transforming love of God to invade every aspect of our lives, our families, and our communities. What would it mean to proclaim the gospel – the grace and truth of Jesus – with our lives? We want to reach all of Midtown, indeed all of Atlanta, with this good news – from the poor, homeless, and sexually broken, to the elderly, un-churched, and disillusioned.
More On Our Values
Ponce Presbyterian is a Kingdom-oriented community that knows our King is Jesus Christ. our values rest on communing with Him:
The Gospel is not only a provision to enter heaven (by grace through faith), but it is also the A to Z’s of everyday Christian life. Through the Gospel, God daily transforms our minds and our hearts, allowing us more and more to live free of sin's effects. The Gospel changes both the “inward” person (heart, mind, and soul) and the “outward” person (body and action), aligning us with the will of the Father. We have been given a helper, the Holy Spirit, who works in and through all believers for the Lord's good purposes. The Gospel impacts every corner of our lives: spiritual, emotional, physical, vocational, familial, sexual, financial, etc.
More than a church that does missions (which we do), we believe a biblically-designed church is itself a missionary. A biblically-designed church shows that the Lord Jesus makes Himself present in, with, and through His followers. The Christ-centered community is the very life giving and mediated presence of Christ. This is God’s missionary strategy to the world (John 1:14, 20:21).
We are a Church where community matters. Community formation occurs when Christ is worshiped as our Savior and King. We form community through personal relationships and participation in the Church body. This happens under the shepherding care of Christ’s servant leaders. (John 13:34, Gal. 6:2, 1 Peter 5:1-5)
We seek to hear God’s voice in expositional preaching and teaching. Scripture is our only rule of faith and practice. Still, we want to humbly interpret Scripture with the consensus of the church, which was passed down from every age and place through the use of “confessions.” Our consensus is reflected in the Westminster Confession of Faith, which is consistent with other familiar creeds such as the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed.