At El Camino, we are unreservedly committed to the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the divinely inspired and infallible Word of God. Therefore, we believe the Scriptures are the final authority on what we are to believe concerning God and how we are to live as human beings. Every Sunday we are committed to hearing from God's Word in worship for the building up of the body of Christ and the gathering of all his people throughout the world. As those called by God, we believe that our lives are to be lived in grateful obedience to what God has done for us by his grace. Still, we understand that no person is able to perfectly keep God's law and does daily break his law in thought, word, and deed. Which is why we give thanks for the gospel we hear each and every week -- that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners.
El Camino is a church that traces its roots through the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century, which was a recovery of the apostolic teaching of the early church. Our secondary doctrinal standards are the Westminster Standards, the Scriptures being our primary standard. In our services, we confess along with the historic Christian church the ecumenical creeds of the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed. We fully affirm the five solas of the Reformation: the Bible teaches salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone for the glory of God alone (Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Solus Christus, Soli Deo Gloria).
El Camino is a Christian church rooted in the Reformed tradition. This means that God's covenants with mankind informs all that we do. The Scriptures make it clear that God always relates to people by means of covenants, which in the covenant of grace can be easily summarized in the statement repeated from Genesis to Revelation, "I will be your God and you will be my people." In this way, we believe that the church consists not only of gathered individuals, but of believers and their children. We are a gathered people. Because of this, our fellowship and ministry is intended to be encouraging and welcoming to people of all ages, both families and individuals.
To be Presbyterian means that our church is ruled by elders, both teaching and ruling elders. El Camino is connected to other churches of like faith and practice both in the regional presbytery as well as the broader general assembly and beyond. El Camino is a member church of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Our officers (Minister, Ruling Elders, and Deacon) take vows to sincerely receive and adopt the system of doctrine contained in the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Larger Catechism, and the Shorter Catechism. For more information visit opc.org.