At Steele Creek Presbyterian Church at Pleasant Hill, we are called by God to be a welcoming, praying and inclusive Christian community, empowered by the Holy Spirit to serve the families of our region and beyond, through mission and outreach, while sharing the good news of Jesus the Christ.
Heritage: We recognize that our past, both defines and challenges us in the present. We are committed to celebrating over 257 years of ministry in the Steele Creek Community, without living in the past. We once were one church, then divided for nearly 181 years in order to expand our ministry. We are now called to unite once more for greater service as a new church. We believe God has placed us on this new path and that we are now a new body of Christ (Isaiah 43:19). We look forward, anticipating the future which God has planned for us, as we seek to be faithful to His Word and His calling.
Welcoming Christian Family: We recognize that we do not have the corner on God’s truth and that we are but a small part of God’s Kingdom. Thus, we welcome all who seek to know God and learn of His great gift to the world in Jesus the Christ, our Lord and Savior. We invite others to join us at God’s table (Luke 13:29) and learn with us from God’s Holy Word what it means to be His people.
Praying Christian Family: We recognize that we do not fully understand the ways of God and how He chooses to work in the world (Isaiah 55:8-9). Yet, we are blessed by God in that He invites us into His presence to commune with Him and make our petitions known through prayer (Philippians 4:6). We know that God hears our prayers (1 John 5:14) and that there is great power in prayer (James 5:16). Thus, we commit ourselves to praying for and ministering to one another, the church and the world.
Mission and Outreach: We recognize that the world is full of hurting and broken people. We who have been blessed in so many ways, will seek to be a blessing to others. We are called by Christ to be inclusive, serve those who are less fortunate and to be active in our diverse community and in the world (Matthew 25:31-40). We will endeavor to meet the needs of our neighbors, wherever we find them, and to demonstrate God’s compassion, care, grace and forgiveness in all that we do (Luke 10:25-37).
Sharing The Good News: We recognize that the gift of Jesus the Christ is not to be hoarded and kept to oneself. Instead, we are called to share the gospel and invite others to believe in Jesus the Christ (Matthew 28:18-20). In all that we do, we shall seek to point, not to ourselves, but to the sacrifice of Jesus. It was He who, as the Son of God, lived the sinless life, died in our place upon the cross, and was raised by God to eternal life. God promises that same gift of life, life more abundant, life everlasting to all who believe in Jesus and choose to follow Him as His disciple (John 3:16) & (John 10:10).