Things We Believe

We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God and therefore the Bible is only infallible rule of faith and life.

Believing them to be a clear statement of what the Bible teaches, we accept as our subordinate standards the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Westminster Larger and Shorter Catechisms.

Additionally, we hold to the following documents as a means of doing things in our churches decently and in order. (1 Corinthians 14:40) (Click on the heading to download)

  • Constitution
    The constitution defines the beliefs of the church as well as terms used within the church. The terms as are follows; Governing Officers, Courts of the Church, Synod, Presbytery, Session, Congregation, Congregational Meetings, Trustees, Other Appointed Workers, and Constitution Amendment.
  • Testimony
    The Testimony of the Reformed Presyterian Church of Australia contains the Churches’ views and current practices on the following subjects: Worship, Praise, Prayer, Reading and Preaching the Word, Offering, Benediction, Sacraments, and life issues.
  • Finance Handbook
    The Finance Handbook shows how the various funds of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Australia are administered and helps office bearers of the church fulfill their financial obligations to their own congregations and in the wider work of the church through Presbytery.
  • Regulations
    The regulations outline questions to candidates to office of elder, plan for Presbytery visitation, election and call of elders, Lord’s Supper regulations, and other regulations concerning the Churches’ practices.

Everything we believe in the RPC Australia we believe because we think that is what Jesus taught the church should believe. We recognise we could be wrong in some of what we believe. At the same time we don’t think we are (and of course to believe things we think are wrong would be to be insane). We realise we must, and we seek to, hold our differences humbly.
If you believe differently from us, we encourage you to seek to better understand what we believe and why. Search the Bible with us. Send us a contact message, or email if you have questions.