Who we are
Here is the deal, Oceanside First Presbyterian Church cares about you knowing Jesus. Our church is built from the ground up on a family of individuals who together want to know Jesus a little bit better everyday. We simply want as many people as possible to experience the same hope and promise we have found in Jesus.
Where we come from
Oceanside First Presbyterian was founded in 1948. The church grew fast and welcomed everyone. Everyone has a seat at the table in this welcoming, Christ centered culture no matter who your are and what you history you bring.
Where we're headed
What's the bottom line. More than ever Oceanside First Presbyterian Church is committed fostering a growing family of faith built around our hope in Jesus. Hope for a future, Hope for healing, Hope for change. As we move forward as a church family we open our doors wide to everyone as together we become a little more like Jesus everyday.
What this means for you
Most importantly, you're always welcome at Oceanside First Presbyterian Church. We are saving a seat for you. Wherever you are in your faith journey you will always be accepted as part of our Oceanside family. Beyond that, if you are ready to plan your first visit let us know below and we will roll out the red carpet for you. Or if you simply want to get in touch with someone at the church fill out the form below.
What we believe
God is one. He is the living and true God who is everlasting and infinite in power, wisdom and goodness; the creator and sustain-er of all things, both visible and invisible.
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, both God and man, born of the Virgin Mary, who suffered, and died on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. He was buried, rose from the dead, and ascended to heaven. He is our Savior, who will one day return to establish God’s eternal kingdom.
About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is one in being with the Father and the Son. He convicts the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgement and the spirit comforts, sustains and empowers the faithful, guiding them into all truth.
About the Bible
The Scriptures are the sole source and criterion for the Christian faith, the inspired Word of God and the final authority in matters of Christian faith and life. In Scripture we are met by the living Christ, and experience His redeeming grace.
About Human Beings
We are made in the spiritual image of God and are the supreme object of God’s creation. All are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin” and are in need of redemption and salvation.
About Justification and Assurance
God reaches out to the repentant believer with justifying grace and accepting and pardoning love. The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe. The Holy Spirit “bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.”
About Eternal Security
The true believer is secure in salvation for eternity. One’s salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by any persons self-efforts or works.