About Us

Our Mission

Building followers of Jesus who are sent to reach others

 

Beliefs

All Scripture is self-attesting and being Truth, requires our unreserved submission in all areas of life. The infallible Word of God, the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is a complete and unified witness to God’s redemptive acts culminating in the incarnation of the Living Word, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible, uniquely and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, is the supreme and final authority on all matters on which it speaks.

On this sure foundation we affirm these additional essentials of our faith.

God
We believe in one God, the sovereign Creator and Sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. To Him be all honor, glory and praise forever!
Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ, the living Word, became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. He who is true God became true man united in one Person forever. He died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. On the third day He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He now is our High Priest and Mediator.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit has come to glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to our hearts. He convicts us of sin and draws us to the Savior, indwelling our hearts. He gives new life to us, empowers and imparts gifts to us for service. He instructs and guides us into all truth, and seals us for the day of redemption.
Sin and Salvation
Being estranged from God and condemned by our sinfulness, our salvation is wholly dependent upon the work of God’s free grace. God credits His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, and thereby justifies them in His sight. Only such as are born of the Holy Spirit and receive Jesus Christ become children of God and heirs of eternal life.
The Church
The true Church is composed of all persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit are united together in the body of Christ. The Church finds her visible yet imperfect, expression in local congregations where the Word of God is preached in its purity and the sacraments are administered in their integrity, where scriptural discipline is practiced, and where loving fellowship is maintained. For her perfecting she awaits the return of her Lord.
The Second Coming
Jesus Christ will come again to the earth—personally, visibly, and bodily—to judge the living and the dead, and to consummate history and the eternal plan of God. “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” (Rev. 22:20).
The Great Commission
The Lord Jesus Christ commands all believers to proclaim the gospel throughout the world and to make disciples of all nations. Obedience to the Great Commission requires total commitment to “Him who loved us and gave Himself for us.” He calls us to a life of self-denying love and service. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (Eph. 2:10)

Values

Bible Centered
All ages learning, loving, and living out God’s Word
Prayer Fueled
An ongoing expression of our growing relationship with God and dependence upon His power
Spirit Led
Humble reliance upon the Holy Spirit for His grace, gifts, and guidance
Next-Gen Focused
Investing in children, students, young adults and future leaders for God’s Kingdom
Relationally Connected
Authentic and meaningful relationships with others
Generous Hearted
Glorifying God and serving His Kingdom with our time, talent, and treasure
Mission Minded
Sharing the gospel locally and globally

Affiliation

We are a member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC). This means we are evangelical in our zeal for the Gospel and Presbyterian in our form of government.

Presbyterians come in many varieties with new branches being formed in every generation. The EPC began in the fall of 1980 and spring of 1981 when a group of pastors and elders held meetings in St. Louis, Missouri for planning and prayer. They came from mainline Presbyterian denominations like the United Presbyterian (northern churches) and the Presbyterian Church in the United States (southern churches). These leaders had become increasingly distressed by liberalism within their denominations. They wanted to form a church that took seriously the words of Scripture, the theology of the historic confessions of the faith, and the evangelical fervor of Presbyterian founders. They envisioned a denomination that was truly evangelical and truly Presbyterian; hence the name.

Our affiliation with this denomination provides many benefits, including accountability and regional training opportunity for our leaders and members.

 

Discipleship Pathway

Discipleship Pathway

 

WORSHIP

TOGETHER

Worship

I Want to Worship


GROW

IN A GROUP

Grow

I Want to Grow


SERVE

ON A TEAM

Serve

I Want to Serve


GO

WITH A MISSION

Go

I Want to Be On Mission


 

Church Plant

In March 2016, River Oaks Community Church sent approximately 30 families to join Pastor Gary McGhee in starting Restoration Community Church. RCC was begun to reach those outside of church in the growing areas of southern Winston-Salem and northern Davidson County.

 

Ministerial Staff