We belong in West Sayville. As a witness in the Long Island community, we rejoice in God’s grace over 144 years of ministry. We are called to share the love of Jesus Christ and tell of his salvation starting here where God has placed us. This is the first part of our broader mission to share the gospel with the whole world (Matthew 28:19-20).
Our name Reformed testifies to our spiritual heritage in the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. The Protestant Reformation was a religious movement which reaffirmed the Bible’s supreme authority for faith and life. We unashamedly believe God’s Word to be inerrant, infallible, and unchanging (2 Timothy 3:16). The Reformation also recovered the glorious biblical truth of salvation by grace alone. In other words, God alone saves people by sovereignly and graciously giving them faith in Jesus Christ and a trust in his sacrifice for them on the cross as a payment for their sins (Ephesians 2:8-9). Often visitors come searching for us as a Reformed congregation because they have listened to sermons or read books by R.C. Sproul, John MacArthur, Paul Washer, Tedd Tripp, Voddie Baucham, Tim Challies, James White, John Stott, Jeff Durbin, Matt Chandler, David Platt, Tim Keller, John Piper, Joel Beeke, Tim Witmer, Michael Horton, and others. While we wouldn’t necessarily be able to endorse everything these men have written, we are certainly representative of those strong historical Reformed roots which undergird many of the best aspects of their thinking, writing, and preaching. We value that strong biblical heritage.
We are a Bible church because we believe the Bible to be the true and complete word of salvation. The Bible is the infallible source of doctrine and direction for our lives as we strive by the Holy Spirit to continually bring our teachings and lifestyle into ever closer conformity with God’s will.
Our name Church means that we have a unique identity with Jesus. We are not a social club. Christ gathers us together by his Spirit and Word to worship and serve him (John 10:14-16). We confess that Jesus Christ is the sovereign King of the Church (Colossians 1:18), and that he appoints elders and deacons to guide the spiritual life of local congregations. Therefore, we strive to discipline our lives according to Christ’s Word in our doctrine, worship, government, mission, fellowship, and daily living.
Our church is a member congregation of the Federation of United Reformed Churches in North America.