Sunday Morning Service: 10:30 am -12:30 pm every Sunday, located at Vista Grande Elementary School Multi Purpose Room, 667 Diablo Rd., Danville, CA. Join us afterwards for a time of snacks and fellowship.
Pastor Zachary Seal:
WELCOME TO DANVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH!
We’d like to introduce you to Danville Presbyterian Church. We are Bible believing Christians who love the Lord, love our families, appreciate hymn singing and ordered worship, and want to hear the whole truth from the pulpit, whether it is politically correct or not.
Our church is intentionally designed without age-segregation. We don’t have youth groups, singles groups, young marrieds etc. Instead, we have a Family Integrated Church where all ages worship together and learn from each other. Additionally, the family and the home become the mechanism for discipleship within the context of the local church. However, recognizing that some of our members are still “in training” we provide a separate room for mothers and their preschoolers, upon request. From first grade on we believe it is important for the children to participate in the worship service with their parents. This promotes family unity, provides a model for the children and creates a pattern for adulthood. A children’s sermon is part of each worship service.
History of our church:
We are relatively new to Danville and our name is new, but we are not a new church. We were formerly known as New Life Presbyterian Church and worshiped for many years at a location on Crow Canyon Road between San Ramon and Castro Valley. We decided that we were too far out in the country and decided to move closer to like minded families who would be interested in worshiping with us. We would like to invite you to come and worship with us.
Danville Presbyterian Church is a member of the PCA (Presbyterian Church in America). The PCA was organized in December 1973. It separated from the Presbyterian Church in the United States (Southern) in opposition to the long-developing theological liberalism which denied the deity of Jesus Christ and the inerrancy and authority of Scripture. In 1982, the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Evangelical Synod, joined the Presbyterian Church in America. The PCA has made a firm commitment to the doctrinal standards which have been significant in presbyterianism since 1645, namely the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms. These doctrinal standards express the distinctives of the Calvinistic or Reformed tradition. Among the distinctive doctrines of the Westminster Standards and of Reformed tradition is the unique authority of the Bible. The reformers based all of their claims on “sola scriptura,” the Scriptures alone.
The PCA is one of the faster growing denominations in the United States, with over 1,740 churches and missions throughout the USA and Canada. The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) was formed in 1973 to be a denomination that is “Faithful to the Scriptures, True to the Reformed Faith, and Obedient to the Great Commission.”
The PCA is an evangelical denomination in that we proclaim the gospel of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. The word “evangelical” comes from the Greek word meaning “good news.” We desire all people to trust in the saving work of Jesus and enjoy eternal life in him.
The PCA is a reformed denomination in that we believe in the biblical truth proclaimed during the Protestant Reformation. The Word of God, rather than tradition, is the only guide for the Church. God alone saves through his immeasurable mercy and according to his sovereign plan. We believe the system of doctrine taught in the Bible is summarized well in the Westminster Confession of Faith with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms.
The PCA is a Presbyterian denomination in that we have a representative form of church government. A local church is governed by a “Session” comprised of elders (i.e., “presbyters”) elected by the members of the congregation. Pastors and representatives of local churches in a region form a “Presbytery.” Representatives of Presbyteries and local churches meet annually at a “General Assembly.”
The General Assembly Committees and Agencies help local churches combine their efforts and resources to advance God’s Kingdom more effectively.
Sunday Service Location:
Vista Grande School
667 Diablo Road