Broad Street Presbyterian Church is an interesting place.
On the one hand, we are very traditional. Our worship is on the formal side. Our theology is pretty orthodox. At the same time we are an open place. Open to new ideas. Open to lively, vibrant discussion about the Christian tradition and how to apply it here and now. Open and welcoming to all people, in all stages of their own faith journeys.
This combination of tradition and openness isn’t for everyone. But for those who make Broad Street home, we find it both comforting and challenging. Many of us don’t talk easily about God. We struggle to find language that expresses what we believe and think. But we do our best to try to keep our hearts and minds focused on God.
We believe in and worship the God of power and mystery and love who actively seeks to have a relationship with every one of us. We believe that God’s love – reflected in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus – is the most powerful force in the world. We believe that there is nothing we have done that can separate us from God’s love. We believe God offers new beginnings and second chances. We believe God takes initiative in our lives, challenging and comforting us in unexpected ways.