Our Beliefs

Forreston Grove Church is a Bible-believing, evangelical, and reformed church affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).

Bible-believing.  We believe that the Bible is God’s inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word.  It is the final authority over our doctrine (what we believe) and our practice (what we do and how we live).

Evangelical.  We are a gospel-driven church.  This means that our faith and hope is based on the good news that Jesus Christ lived, died, and was resurrected so that we might receive forgiveness and new life.  Because this gospel changes everything, we want to intentionally share this good news with the world by our words and deeds.

Reformed We hold to the historic Christian faith as outlined in the 16th century Protestant Reformation.  Simply put, we believe that we are saved by God’s grace alone, through faith in Jesus Christ alone, to the glory of God alone.  God rules absolutely and perfectly over all things (even when it’s hard for us to see) and is making everything new through the gospel of Jesus.

Our full statement of faith can be found in The Westminster Confession of Faith and the Shorter and Larger Catechisms.

As a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America, we gladly partner with other like-minded churches throughout Illinois and the US for ministry and accountability.  Founded in 1973, the PCA is a national denomination with more than 1800 congregations in all fifty states and missionaries around the globe.  As one church, the PCA strives to “be faithful to the Scriptures, true to the Reformed faith, and obedient to the Great Commission.”