Our Mission Statement
We, the people of Deer Creek Presbyterian Church, are the hands and feet of Christ In the community. Our faith and the way we live shall reflect the teachings of Christ and be a witness to all.
As early as 1837, a Presbyterian witness has existed in this Deer Creek area with worship "meetings" first held in pioneer homes. On April 16, 1842 in one such home (see photo) our Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church, as we were called then, was organized with 13 members.
Our 1842 House of Worship
The people of Deer Creek Presbyterian Church have a strong, deep faith that stands on the Word of God in scripture. We believe the Bible is the source of truth for us and provides a basic structure to live by. We believe in the triune God – the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and head of the church and that we are the Body of Christ. We believe that God’s work is accomplished through the power of the Holy Spirit working through His children. We believe that God calls us into a relationship with His Son, Jesus Christ, and that prayer is fundamentally important in our relationship with God. We believe in the sanctity of marriage between a man and woman. Our heartfelt desire here is to grow in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ and so to attain and live out the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
We hold to the central tenants of Reformed Theology: which include four major premises: The Centrality of Scripture, the Sovereignty of God, Stewardship and Calling, and that God is the center of Christian worship.
Deer Creek Presbyterian Church is a “Connectional Church". We are affiliated with the Presbyterian Church – USA, located within the bounds of the Lincoln Trails Synod, and here in Indiana, are a member of the Presbytery of Wabash Valley.
For over 180 years it has been the aim of the Deer Creek Presbyterian Church to present the Good News of Jesus Christ in a way that applies the promises and encouragement of Scripture to the hurts and needs of both those assembled and to those in our parish area.
As a body of believers who live and work in our rural setting, we strive to be in tune with those in our community. With vocations, which include agriculture, education, health care, manufacturing, accounting and administration, we are interwoven into the fabric of our local community and local organizations. Our members are service-oriented and listen for the needs of others; and, in response, we seek to offer our giftedness and skills where needed, reaching beyond ourselves into our community.
We are also pleased to offer a warm and united fellowship here which touches all who enter our doors. Particularly in a rural setting the offer of a congenial gathering-place is well received. Each month we welcome those from several counties who gather here to enjoy food and fellowship.