We Are Part of the Presbyterian Church of Australia
The Presbyterian Church of Tasmania, together with the Presbyterian Church in each of the other states, form the Presbyterian Church of Australia, which came into being on 24 July 1901 as the mainline Presbyterian denomination in this country in historic continuity with the Church of Scotland and the Free Church of Scotland, accepting the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as our supreme standard and only rule of faith and practice, and the Westminster Confession of Faith, with slight modifications, as our subordinate standard. (View Australian Version at the Presbyterian church of Australia Website).
We Are Christians Who Believe the Bible
We believe that the whole Bible is the Word of God in written form, that the Bible is not mistaken in anything it says, that it is the final authority for the church's beliefs and practices, and the ultimate guide for all mankind. Therefore we believe that hearing God's Word carries with it the responsibility to obey God's will. To help us understand the Bible we accept and use the Westminster Confession of Faith as a reasonable summary of the Bible's teaching.
We Are Christians Who Proclaim God's Promises
God gave mankind a message of Good News ('the Gospel') through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, a message which demands a response from all people everywhere.
We seek to proclaim the good news that when people put their trust in Jesus Christ and obey His commands their sins are forgiven, they live under God's blessing day by day, and they receive the assurance of eternal life.
We Are Practical Christians
We aim to provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn how to respond to this good news, and then to become effective followers of Jesus Christ. As they do this they progress in the Christian faith through Bible study, prayer, fellowship with other Christians, and service to others.
We Are Relevant Christians
We believe that the Bible's message provides tried and true answers for every modern problem and issue. As we worship God we seek to maintain a simple format with emphasis on the practical teaching and application of God's Word, the Bible, to the needs of our world.
We Are Australian Christians
The first Presbyterian sermon in Australia was given in Hobart in 1823. Since then Presbyterian Churches have taken an active part in Australian society. Australia is now home to people of many ethnic and cultural backgrounds. So is the Presbyterian Church, with people of many different origins worshipping in our local congregations.