What we believe:
♦ The Bible is God's Word for Life
II Timothy 3:16-17
♦ God is the Giver of Good Gifts
♦ Jesus Christ is the Way to Life Everlasting
♦ The Church is the Body of Christ Called to Love and to Serve
Presbyterian theology emphasizes the sovereignty of God, the authority of the Scriptures, and the necessity of grace through faith in Christ. Worship, the Sacraments, and the basis of scriptural study are outlined in the Book of Confessions.
♦ The Apostles' Creed
"I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into Hades; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from there He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the foregiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen"
♦ The Nicene Creed (PCUSA Book of Confessions 1.1-3)
♦ Champion Presbyterian Church, a community claimed by the love and grace of God through Jesus Christ, purposes to magnify God by:
¤ bringing people to a saving relationship with Jesus and to membership in His family,¤ developing them to Christ-like maturity,
¤ equipping them for their ministry in the church and life mission in the world.
A Brief Statement of our History:
Early pioneers in Champion Township met for worship in the homes of neighbors or in the schoolhouse. Recognizing a real need for Christian guidance in a center of worship, planning began for a church to be constructed. The first congregation of Champion Presbyterian Church was formed on Nov. 18, 1839. In 1842, William Rutan donated land for the building of a church and our church has stood at this site ever since. This first building was a wooden structure set on stones. Many remodels and expansions have occurred in the 1920's, 1950's, and 1960's, with the most recent being in 1999. During our 175-year history, twenty-one pastors have led our church, not counting a 10-year period from 1852-1862 when a series of moderators served as leaders.