CEPC exists to make disciples who love Christ, his Word and his Church through the ordinary means of grace.
Our Core Discipleship Values
We believe that if we focus on three biblical concepts, we will make disciples. Those concepts are the gospel, community, and mission.
Gospel: We believe that we come to faith through the preaching of the gospel- the good news that while we are great sinners, Jesus is a Greater Savior who purchased our forgiveness at the cross. He lived the perfect life we should live before God, and died the death we deserved to die. Faith and trust in him alone makes us right with God and secures our adoption as his children.
However, we also believe that we come back to the gospel to grow in Christ. As Dr. Tim Keller has said, “The gospel isn’t the ABC’s of Christianity, it’s the A to Z of Christianity.” So, we grow in learning how the gospel applies to all facets of life: work, marriage, parenting, conflict, suffering, etc.
Community: There are at least 90 commands in the Bible telling how to act towards “one another.” Most of the Bible is written to communities and not individuals. Simply put, we need to live life in & supporting a local church community to live a biblical life. So, we seek to do life together, building a community that reflects the love, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and conviction that Christ offers.
Mission: The call to preach the gospel to the nations didn’t begin at the Great Commission- It began with the promise in Genesis 3:15. As such, God’s mission of salvation is a major thread running throughout all of Scripture. Further, part of our new identity in Christ is that we are his missionaries (John 20:21). We live life together on mission for Jesus (John 13:34).
In early 1991, a group of approximately 650 people left our former Presbyterian denomination to start a Presbyterian church dedicated to the inerrancy of scripture, salvation through Jesus Christ alone, and reformed theology. Our first service was Easter morning 1991 in a rented middle school. After several temporary locations in the 1990s and earlier this century, the Lord blessed us with an approximately 20 acre current campus on I-10 in west Houston. The current location is now a base from which we attempt to reach people locally and across the world for Christ.
Learn about our ministry affiliations here: Missions